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Guest lecturer discusses Ethiopian Jewry

Nov. 7, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Guest lecturer Zion Uness will discuss "The Journey of Ethiopian Jewry" in a free, public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in Room 210 of the Bernhard Center at Western Michigan University.

Uness was born in 1977 in Ethiopia and immigrated to Israel at age 7. He served in the infantry of the Israeli Defense Forces and subsequently received a degree in occupational therapy from the University of Haifa. Since that time he has worked to improve Ethiopian-Israeli education and community life, and has spoken widely at Jewish community centers, film festivals, and universities about Ethiopian Jewry.

WMU Hillel, the Jewish student organization, is sponsoring the program. For more information, visit wmuhillel.com or contact Jay Pliskow, president of WMU Hillel, at jay.m.pliskow@wmich.edu.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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