- Les Beta Israel juifs éthiopiens d'Amérique du Nord
Mission Bina est une organisation juive éthiopienne qui fut fondée en 2002 par Beejhy Barhany pour promouvoir et préserver l'Histoire et le patrimoine des Juifs d'Ethiopie par des conférences et des évènements culturels.
Mission BINA is an Ethiopian Jewish organization, founded in 2002 by Beejhy Barhany, that was founded to promote and preserve Ethiopian Jewish history and heritage by creating showcases, lectures and other cultural events; we are also dedicated to developing cross-cultural events with different Jewish organizations to foster greater dialogue within the greater Jewish community. BINA also provides social services to community newcomers to New York City, including temporary housing, job placements and general information for better acclimation to the city. The Sheba Film Festival is BINA's current primary cultural event that offers a unique opportunity for the showing of films about the lives, history and culture of Ethiopian Jews. This is the only festival of its kind in New York City and the US, completely dedicated to Ethiopian Jews. The Festival also provides an opportunity for artists within the Ethiopian Jewish community to display their creative works. Finally, BINA works for a greater understanding and integration amongst various ethnic groups within the Jewish community and beyond. BINA seeks to empower the Beta Israel community within the US and abroad and to advocate against any disenfranchisement that Ethiopian Jews experience worldwide. BINA works to increase awareness of issues affecting the Beta Israel community and to provide opportunities for self-empowerment to Ethiopian Jews. "BINA" in Hebrew means understanding and we seek to promote this belief in relation to the Ethiopian Jewish culture and history.
Director, Beejhy Barhany “BINA is committed to the ideal that the arts and heritage are an integral component of the cultural preservation of the people.”
Address: BINA Cultural Foundation, Inc. 111 Eighth Avenue, 11th Floor New York, NY 10011