For the Ethiopian Jews, settling in Israel has been a dramatic change in their circumstances. The younger generation has done better and with dedicated help and support, they will succeed in life. In many families, parents are unable to help their children with language and other skills as the older generation finds it difficult to learn the language. The elderly Ethiopians are called the silent generation, because they speak Amharic and are, therefore, left outside of the activities that require knowledge of the Hebrew language. We visit these families, especially the elderly who experience health problems and depression since many of them feel forgotten and isolated.
CFI works with the Bnei Brak center where Ethiopians of all ages come. Children are offered after-school programs, mothers language and computer sessions, and group sessions for the elderly to meet others of their own age. Ethiopian Jews have come to stay in their ancestral homeland. Please continue praying and supporting them. We thank you and bless you!