A Mesob is a hand-crafted, vibrantly colored Ethiopian woven table on which meals are traditionally served. Each one is unique and takes more than a year to make. Take off the lid and use it as a small dining table for two, as the Ethiopians do. Use it as a nightstand or side table, for decoration or storage. Cost is $360 per basket. Click here to order your basket.
In the former Soviet Union, $36 provides one elderly person with free or subsidized medicines each month for one year. Click here for more. $425 provides one airline ticket from Ethiopia to Israel. Click here for more.
The Ethiopian-Israeli Community in 2005 Alem Malede was sitting under a tree, surrounded by his wife Kassaye Worknesh, and their six children. It was their first day in Israel: May 18, 2005. After leaving his village; after seven long years in Gondar; after working as a day laborer, then coming home to a one-room apartment with hardly enough for his young family to eat... click here for more
A Measure of Dignity: Caring for the Elderly in the Former Soviet Union Maria Bondalinova-Blekhman climbs down five flights of stairs to welcome visitors to her tiny one-room apartment in Tbilisi. At age 81, she sleeps on the couch and saves the bed for her mentally retarded 53-year-old son who lives with her. "I've lived here for 49 years," she says proudly in her native Russian... read more
Operation Promise: A Summary
Our Jewish story begins with a promise, passed from generation to generation. This promise represents our hope to be a free people, to return to our historic homeland and to create a better future and make the world a better place. The federations of North America accept this promise as our legacy and our opportunity. We are responsible for one another’s safety, health and quality of life... click here for more
Operation Promise Video
See and hear the needs that Operation Promise aims to address, from those needing help in the former Soviet Union, to the Ethiopian Jewish community making its way to -- and in -- the land of Israel. To watch the video, click here.