Chassida Shmella is the organization of the Ethiopian Jewish Community of North America.
Its mission is to preserve the customs and traditions of the Ethiopian Jewish population, and to educate American, Israeli and Ethiopian-Israelis about these customs.
We hope to preserve Ethiopia’s rich Jewish heritage
which has been a part of history since biblical times.
Our name, which means "Stork - Stork" in Hebrew and Amharic,
is derived from the ancient wish of Ethiopian Jews to return to their beloved Jerusalem, just as the storks did, as they flew overhead.
Chassida Shmella Ethiopian Jewish Community of North America,
25 Broadway, Suite 1700
New York, NY 10004-1010