December 9, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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This event is free and open to all.
This event is co-sponsored by The Jewish Agency for Israel, UJA-Federation and The Westchester Jewish Council.
Zehava Tesfay was born and raised in southern Israel to a family that had made Aliyah
from Ethiopia in 1980 by journeying through Sudan. For 15 years she has been living
in Jerusalem where she earned a BA in Education, Sociology and Anthropology as well
as an MA in Nonprofit and Community Organization Management, both from
Hebrew University. She is also a graduate of the Maoz Municipal Leadership Program
offered by Israel’s Ministry of the Interior.
Zehava came to New York to serve as a Jewish Agency emissary and leads the delegation
of Shlichim serving in the UJA-Federation of New York Shlichut Initiative. Previous to this
role, Zehava was the Director of the Programs Department at the International Fellowship
of Christians and Jews, where she had previously managed a youth development program
for communities in Israel’s periphery. She also has professional experience as the
Manager of the Migrant Worker Division of JDC’s Center of International Migration and
Integration, where she founded a call center supporting migrant workers, in collaboration
with the International Organization for Migration an Israel government offices.
Zehava’s connection to the world Jewry began when she served as a Jewish Agency
Summer Camp Shlichah for Ramah Camps, after which she became involved in
The Jewish Agency’s admissions and training processes for hundreds of Shlichut
candidates. She also volunteers extensively in the areas of employment diversity and
women’s leadership development.