Ono Academic College is currently partnering with the Creating Memory foundation, directed by Marty Herskovitz, to create an extensive study curriculum about Ethiopian Jewry. The Jerusalem Post published a profile of Herskowitz referencing this cooperation.
The article noted that the Creating Memory foundation originated in a tragic terrorist bombing perpetrated by Hamas in 2001 that injured Marty’s son Netanel. Three years later, in a surprising legal victory, 74 families, including the Hersovitz’s, received an award from a civil suit that held the Arab Bank liable for knowingly supporting terrorism efforts connected to two dozen attacks in the Middle East, including the one that injured Netanel.
With the proceeds of the lawsuit, the Herskovits family decided to support numerous worthy Zionist causes. In addition to Creating Memory, they contribute to the Nefesh B’Nefesh Aliya organization and NATAL, a nonprofit organization that specializes in the field of war and terror-related trauma, advancing the resiliency of Israeli society through treatment, prevention, public awareness and research.
Check back on this page for more updates about the collaboration between Ono and the Creating Memory foundation regarding the creation of an Ethiopian Jewry curriculum.
The full article can be found at: https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/how-nefesh-bnefeshs-new-headquarters-have-roots-in-a-terror-attack-639209