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Lunch Together: Yaffa Tegegne
November 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be served at 11:00 AM (Catered with Ethiopian food), and the discussions will be Hybrid at noon.
Yaffa Tegegne (B.C.L, LL.B.) is a biracial Ethiopian-Ashkenazi Jew born in Montreal. Her father, the late Baruch Tegegne is known globally as a community leader and activist credited with initiating the Aliyah of Ethiopian Jewry to Israel. Her roots, heritage and education support her passion for public service.
Since her father’s passing in 2010, Yaffa has committed herself to carry on his legacy and advocates on behalf of the Ethiopian Jewish community. She serves as a consultant and speaker on Ethiopian Jewish history, culture, community and Jewish diversity. She represents the Canadian Jewish community for provincial, national and international organizations as well as at various levels of government.