Every year on the day before Rosh Chodesh Kislev, the Ethiopian community celebrate the holiday of Sigd. Sigd was the festival which marked their yearning for Jerusalem for so many years in Ethiopia. Now that most are in Israel, on this date they gather in Jerusalem en masse, on the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, overlooking the old city and celebrate their Aliya. Not all can go and at Emunah homes and daycare centers the children and families are encouraged to celebrate their heritage.
Emunah opened yet another day care centre, this time in Pardes Hanna. This spiffing new complex was awarded to Emunah, who was chosen by the local council from amongst many other organizations who competed in the tender. This now joins our other fabulous projects in Pardes Hanna: Emunah Neve Michael Children's Village, Emunah Elisheva High School and our wonderful and active chapter in the town. The opening was attended by Liora Minka and David Hadari, Maya Vazana, head of all Day Care Centres who also MC'd and local leadership.
We're often asked by supporters overseas "and what about the Israelis. Do they give Emunah money?" Well, the answer is yes. Tonight is the annual Israeli dinner of Emunah Bet Saba Elazraki and TG there are 650 people in the room. What an exciting evening, this time in Hebrew.