Tuesday, September 21st, 2010...2:09 pm

Returning Home & Raising Awareness about Ethiopia

Last week, Shoshi Fertig, current student at the University of Washington and a participant of JDC’s first-ever short-term service trip to Ethiopia, spread awareness of challenges facing young women seeking higher education in Ethiopia, at a fundraising dinner she coordinated in Washington DC.

Shoshi’s invited friends and family to enjoy injera and learn about issues facing women in Ethiopia – and the restaurant hosting the dinner agreed to donate proceeds to JDC’s scholarship fund for women in Ethiopia!

As they gathered at the Ethiopian restaurant, Shoshi shared her experiences and the importance of supporting JDC’s initiative to help rural Ethiopian girls overcome the challenges involved in obtaining higher education. All donations from this meal and future events will provide scholarship, trainings and support to young women in Ethiopia.

To help Shoshi and other participants from UW Hillel meet their goals, visit


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University of Washington Hillel - Ethiopia – July/August 2010

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