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August 19, 2019

Abraham has recently started working as the Projects Co-ordinator for the Shutafut charitable association, Meketa's partner charity in Gondar

Shutafut is a recently founded charity association to support the Jewish community in Gondar, and I am the livelihood projects c...

February 17, 2019

Children love novelty, so I was warmly received as a volunteer in Meketa’s after-school club. I had all the qualities of novelty – a pale skinned foreigner, who most importantly brought with her two enormous bags full of stationery, books, art and craft supplies and of...

January 3, 2019

Kabbalat shabbat in Gondar (Ethiopia) is an experience to be shared. How often do we feel so uplifted by the arrival of shabbat, that we are visibly and emotionally moved by the experience? There is a rawness to the practice of all religious worship in Ethiopia, which...

April 12, 2017

I’ve just got back from a three week trip to Ethiopia. It’s always great to go back to Gondar and see old friends and to see what is happening with the Meketa projects.

To see that families who had nothing, lived in dirty run down houses and looked thin and hungry, are...

April 21, 2016

Hi guys! 

It’s been a while since I’ve updated, so long, in fact, that I’ve actually become a Bat Mitzvah! The service was way back in November, which I know isn’t really the best excuse for procrastinating from writing my next post but, you can’t blame me. There were s...