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Joseph Stein to:
1) HaRaw Shmuel Beeri (Stein), birth 4 MEI 1905 Sighet, occupation: Raw in Helsinki, `s-Gravenhage
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Since the early 1950s, The Jewish Agency has assisted more than 90,000 Ethiopians with their immigration to Israel.

The decision to appoint emissaries to Ethiopia came from The Jewish Agency management following requests from Jewish community leaders in Ethiopia. In 1953, The Jewish Agency appointed Rabbi Shmuel Be'eri as The Agency's first emissary to Ethiopia .

At the same time, the World Zionist Organization and The Jewish Agency appointed Yona Bogale as responsible for educational activity in the Diaspora. Rabbi Be'eri established the first Hebrew School for Ethiopian Jews in Asmara.

Between 1955 and 1965, approximately 27 Jewish Ethiopian teens, known as the "Kfar Batya Group," were brought to Israel where they were trained to be emissaries by The Jewish Agency, and returned to their communities as qualified and highly skille d teachers. Meanwhile, The Agency established medical clinics within these communities to serve the Jewish population, many of whom were awaiting approval for Aliyah
Source; Jewish Agency for Israel webside.
Meriam Weisberg
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