New York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014
Some 450 new Ethiopian immigrants, residing in Jewish Agency absorption centers as they begin life in Israel, planted trees today and held a ceremonial meal in honor of the holiday of Tu BiShevat, which begins tomorrow evening.
The event took place in northern Israel under the auspices of Keren Kayemet LeIsrael – the Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) and The Jewish Agency for Israel, along with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Education, and was made possible by a donation from KKL-JNF Chile.
Minister of Environmental Protection Amir Peretz, who participated in the event, said: "This is a holiday that represents both social justice and environmental justice. I am pleased to celebrate the holiday with members of the Ethiopian community who are setting down roots as an integral part of Israeli society."