MERCAZ Olami Galleries
Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) 5771 (Wednesday, June 1st) marked the 44th anniverary reunification of the city of Jerusalem following the Six Day War in 1967. This year, the State of Israel highlighted the story of the arrival to Israel of Jews from Ethiopia. These Jews were disconnected from the rest of the Jewish people for over 2,500 years, but never let go of their yearning to come back to Jerusalem. In the 1980s, when they heard about the remote possibility of realizing their dream, thousands of Ethiopian Jews started walking.
Pictures of MERCAZ Olami and Masorti Olami Delegates and guests at a Va'ad HaPoel Orientation Meeting hosted by Masorti Kehillah Shevet Achim in Gilo, Jerusalem on Wednesday, June 22nd 2011. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the first MERCAZ Olami awards to Marion Mayman (Canada) and Marty Davis (Israel) - pictured left.
This gallery features videos of Masorti Jews who are making Aliyah.