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Alum Writes about Voices of Ethiopian Jews

In an editorial for J. The Jewish News of Northern CaliforniaTalya Sandel, '17 talks about why it's important to hear the stories of Ethiopian Jews.
In an editorial for J. The Jewish News of Northern California, Talya Sandel, '17 talks about why it's important to hear the stories of Ethiopian Jews:
 
"Too many Jews of my generation see Jewish people, as a whole, as being primarily privileged and white. However, there are plenty of Jewish groups, particularly within Israel, that do not have the privilege and wealth that many of us in the Bay Area enjoy. One of these groups is the Ethiopian Jewish community.
 
During my senior year at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay in San Francisco, I researched the Ethiopian community in Israel and communicated with Ethiopian Israeli teens through a pen pal program that I organized. Hearing the voices of this unheard group has been worthwhile and important to me, and I believe it is ultimately important for everyone."

Read more on the J Weekly site.
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