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The interactive curriculum Gather Us Together: The Ethiopian Jews Come Home is divided into three main boxes containing materials for each of the three learning stations. There are also two display units, and two Ethiopian umbrellas which guide the students to each station. Students rotate through these three stations during the program. Each station takes approximately 25-30 minutes.

LIAT001In 2008, the CJE was fortunate to have Liat Demoza, an Ethiopian Israeli visit.  We heard first hand accounts of the extraordinary covert rescue of Ethiopian Jewry and their return home to Israel. And Liat shared her personal story of her difficult journey on foot with her family across the Sudan. She spoke eloquently on her personal experience of Aliyah and how it has changed her life and that of her family. LIAT002

Liat shared her story with the Pre-K class at the Rosenblatt Early Childhood Center at the Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, and taught the youngsters songs and dances from her own childhood.

Liat Demoza also spoke to middle school students at the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy, and at the religious school at Temple Beth Am in Jupiter about Ethiopian Aliyah using the museum style, interactive “Gather Us Together” Ethiopian Curriculum.

The “Gather Us Together: The Ethiopian Jews Come Home” curriculum was generously funded by Marilyn & Michael Winer.  For more information about or to check out the curriculum for your school, please contact Robyn Hurvitz 561-209-2621 or email her at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .