Sigd: An Ethiopian Jewish Celebration

Photo by Joan Roth

Sigd: An Ethiopian Jewish Celebration

Live Music from Anbessa Orchestra, Display from the Collection, Special Reception featuring Ethiopian food
In partnership with the Ethiopian organization Chasida Shmella

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 5:00 pm

$25 General, $15 Students/AJHS members/Seniors, $36 at the door

According to Jewish Ethiopian custom, Sigd commemorates the giving of the Torah and the ancient communal gatherings on Mount Sinai. Thousands of Jews traveled on foot every year from Gondar Province to the village of Ambober where the joyous celebration included prayer and fasting.
Each year, the Sigd celebration offers a unique experience. This year, Chassida Shmella partners with AJHS to celebrate a display of selected items from AJHS’ American Association for Ethiopian Jews collection, a ritual led by the Kessoch (Ethiopian spiritual leaders akin to rabbis.), music performance, and special reception.