26 2019

From Addis Ababa to Tel Aviv: Ethiopian Jewish Thought

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Synagogue Emanu-El 5 Windsor Dr.
Charleston, SC

Contact Sandra Brett

Featuring Rabbi Dr. Sharon Shalom.

followed by a reception
with Ethiopian specialties

Event is free and open to the public

Rabbi Dr. Sharon Shalom immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia at the age of nine. He has rabbinic ordination, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Bar Ilan University, and serves as a Captain in the IDF Reserves. He is a senior lecturer at Ono Academic College, teaches at Bar Ilan University, and serves as the Rabbi of the “Kdoshei Israel” community in Kiryat Gat. His book, “From Sinai to Ethiopia: the Halachic World and Ethiopian Jewish Thought”, was translated into English in 2012. He is writing a curriculum on the topic of Ethiopian Jewry and its culture for Jewish educational institutions in the United States.