Eritrean Orthodox Medhanealem church (Tel Aviv)

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History and ministry

Tel Aviv is home to tens of thousands of immigrants, many of whom are members of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church.

The Medhanealem Church is connected to a (reformist) Sunday School Association, Mahbere Mariam Israel.


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Further reading

Balilty, Oded. “Eritrean migrants find escape in Tel Aviv church”, The Times of Israel, 19 May 2016. [Read online]

Webster-Kogen, Ilana. Citizen Azmari: Making Ethiopian Music in Tel Aviv. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2018. [View description at Wesleyan Univ. Press]