JIJ has supported the Ethiopian community in Israel for the past seven years, including providing humanitarian assistance by donating food, furniture and clothing to families living in Israel who are struggling financially. This is extremely imperative as this community has struggled to fully integrate into Israeli society due to cultural, language, educational and socio-economic differences.
Our biggest yearly event is the kickoff of the opening football season in partnership with E.I.F.L.
The E.I.F.L (Ethiopia Israel Football League) was created in 2000 with the goal of educating Ethiopian youth against violence. E.I.F.L aims to empower the community with values of sportsmanship, fair game and leadership through sport. It brings the youth together on the weekends in a structured environment to create a sense of community, one where they feel supported and safe instead of turning to violence and entering a downfall into crime and drugs. The League gives them the opportunity to excel, build self-esteem and participate in an activity that is embraced by the whole community.
JIJ is one of the few organizations that is continually supporting their efforts. We believe that together we are building a better society and creating the future generations of leaders in Israel.