Mehereta Baruch-Ron currently serves as Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv, the first woman of Ethiopian heritage to serve in that capacity. Born in 1974 in Seramle — a village near Gondar, Ethiopia — she made aliyah in Operation Moses in 1984. In Israel, she studied at Youth Aliyah boarding schools and went on to complete a B.A. in Psychology and Human Service and graduate studies in Organizational Psychology from Haifa University. Before entering public office, Baruch-Ron was an actor, with a breakout role on television’s ‘The Ambassador.” Now, she holds the portfolios of social welfare and culture on the city council. Join us to hear Mehereta discuss her amazing personal journey and her work as Deputy Mayor of Tel Aviv.

 

Free and open to the public

 

Co-sponsored with Hillels in Philadelphia and the Bi-Co Friends of Israel and Citizen Diplomacy International