First Israeli-born qes to visit Rhode Island for one week in March

Excerpt from The Times of Israel OP & blogs, written by Rhode Islands own Shai Afsai!

Shai Afsai, Qes photo
Qes Efraim Zion-Lawi, with his wife Fasika and their daughter. Photo – Shai Afsai
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Twenty-seven year old Qes Efraim Zion-Lawi, the first Israeli-born qes, will visit the Jewish community of Rhode Island during the last week of March.

Qes Efraim will be participating in activities connected with the Providence Community Kollel (Center for Jewish Studies), Congregation Beth Sholom, Touro Synagogue, and the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island (JCDSRI). Read more…

Qes Efraim Zion-Lawi will be in Rhode Island Sunday March 23 to Sunday March 30 

1. Qes Efraim will offer his greetings at the Providence Kollel’s Jewish Unity Live event, taking place on Sunday evening, March 23 at 6:45 at the Renaissance Hotel in Providence.

2. Qes Efraim will be giving a class on Ethiopian Judaism at the Providence Kollel on Tuesday evening, March 25 at Congregation Ohawe Sholam, 671 East Ave. in Pawtucket.  Contact for more information.

3. There will be an Oneg Shabbat in honor of Qes Efraim at the home of Dr. Michael and Elissa Felder in Providence on Friday evening, March 28.

4. Congregation Beth Sholom, will be hosting Qes Efraim on Shabbat morning, March 29.  He will chant parts of the Ethiopian Jewish Shabbat service during morning prayers.  After services, there will be an Ethiopian-style vegetarian meal in honor of the qes, at which he will speak and entertain questions.  For more information or to make lunch reservations, contact Rabbi Barry Dolinger.

For more information about these events or for other information about Qes Efraim’s visit to Rhode Island, contact Matan Graff or Shai Afsai.


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