Micha Feldmann, Director of Selah’s Ethiopian Jewry Program

Since 1982, Micha Feldmann has devoted his life to bringing Ethiopian Jews to Israel and helping them adjust and incorporate into Israeli society. As Israel’s Consul to Ethiopia, he was one of the key architects of 1991’s Operation Solomon that succeeded in bringing 14,310 Ethiopian Jews out of besieged Addis Ababa in one weekend. Among his many other languages, Micha speaks Amharic, and is personally in touch with almost all of Selah’s Ethiopian recipients on a regular basis. At a recent Selah support group meeting for Sibling-Headed Families of Ethiopian origin, a teenage orphan who has been raising his younger siblings teased: “Micha may have white skin, but he’s Ethiopian at heart.”