About me

I was born into a close rural family with 11 children. My family lived together in a small village in northern Ethiopia. We came to Israel in 1991, when I was 9 years old. The move to Israel was a difficult experience for me and my family. Today, I am trying to explore and share my identity as an Ethiopian Israeli in Israel. I participated in the Telem program, which gives Ethiopian young people an opportunity to live for a year on a kibbutz. The program's goal is to help young Ethiopians integrate into Israeli society starting from their early days in Israel. That's how I came to Kibbutz Samar, and after that year I stayed … I am a kibbutz member, married with two children.

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