Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews
WHAT IS IAEJ (Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews)?
Formed in 1993, the Israel Association
for Ethiopian Jews (IAEJ) is the only organization in Israel working exclusively
to advocate for the full and rapid integration of Ethiopian Jews into mainstream
Israeli society. IAEJ is an Ethiopian led organization that focuses primarily
on education as the key to Ethiopian integration and mobility within Israeli society.
Recognizing the interrelated nature of education and other absorption needs, IAEJ
has expanded its focus to also include the reform of employment and housing policies
related to the Ethiopian community in Israel. IAEJ's main goal is to ensure the
complete and effective absorption of Ethiopian Jews into Israeli society through
an informed and empowered Ethiopian citizenry.
IAEJ accomplishes its mission
through direct advocacy in government ministries and in the Knesset, as well as
by providing information to the community, policy makers and the media. IAEJ initiates
community empowerment projects that provide Ethiopian citizens in Israel with
knowledge and tools that enable them to bridge the social and cultural gaps they
face, and access the social and legal rights to which they are entitled.