An illustration of a bunch of people in Ethiopian dress, holding colorful umbrellas

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About Sigd

Fifty days after Yom Kippur, Ethiopian Jews, also known as Beta Israel, rededicate themselves to Torah. Traditionally, Ethiopian Jews would follow the Kes (spiritual leader) up a mountain, in commemoration of Moses receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai. Today, Ethiopian Jews fast, read psalms, and listen to the Kes read from the Orit (the first eight books of the Bible), followed by feasting, dancing, and partying!


Resources and more for Sigd!


Crafts and games for a joyous Sigd


Celebrate Sigd with your stomach!

  • Make doro wat, the national dish of Ethiopia that is also popularly eaten on Shabbat.
  • Learn how to make dabo, an Ethiopian bread!


Videos for all ages


Songs for Sigd

  • Learn about Amharic and Ge’ez, the common and sacred languages spoken by many Ethiopian Jews, then sing along to “Salem”!


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