Make a Difference! Volunteer with the Ethiopian National Project

Proceeds from Solomon's Mosaic enable teenagers to participate in ENP programs.  But your support can go well beyond your participation in the Mosaic...

The Ethiopian National Project (ENP) invites you to volunteer with us. Headquartered in the Jewish Agency building on King George Street in Jerusalem, ENP is taking action to help the Ethiopian community in Israel become fully-contributing members of Israeli society.

The Ethiopian National Project unites in partnership representatives of Ethiopian Jewish community organizations with the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), JDC-Israel, JAFI, Keren Hayesod-UIA and the Government of Israel, and takes action together to ensure the Ethiopian population in Israel reaches its full potential.

In 2004, ENP launched a major, focused program of prevention, intervention and reinforcement with the Ethiopian-Israeli community. ENP’s comprehensive and integrated package of programs aims to advance the scholastic achievements of youth and empower the Ethiopian immigrant community in Israel to lead this work. ENP’ programs include intensive scholastic assistance and preparatory lessons for matriculation exams, outreach centers for youth at risk, alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs, educational and social mediators and educational workshops designed to empower parents and community lay leadership. ENP is currently operating in 22 cities throughout Israel, with nearly 4,000 youth in its programs.

Be a part of this critical effort by volunteering in a variety of capacities:

  • Story-gatherer (Human Interest Stories): Visit projects and collect stories of the impact being made in the field through these programs. Then get the word out to the North American Jewish community about this important work, as you experience it first hand. Stories to be published in various media and utilized in Federation reports. Best for talented writers. Double bonus: can be the "right hand person" of an ENP field coordinator, and use opportunity to learn Amharic/help young professionals practice English.
  • Creative Media: Write a blog, put together an e-newsletter, keep ENP’s Facebook page current, explore new technologies and use your know-how to see how ENP can utilize them to get the word out
  • Grant and Report Writer: Learn the important skill of resource development as you assist ENP in its fundraising efforts.
  • Tutors/Teachers: Teach English or other subjects to youth. Or help to improve spoken English skills of young Ethiopian-Israeli professionals.
  • Youth Work: Volunteer in Youth Outreach Centers and teach special skills (computers, photography, art, drama, etc—any skills welcome!) to Ethiopian-Israeli teenagers.
  • Non-Profit Assistance: Be match-made with a small Ethiopian-Israeli non-profit and assist with their grassroots work.

For more information contact:

Grace Rodnitzki
Director of International Relations
Ethiopian National Project (ENP)
office: 02-620-2843
cellular: 052-613-0722