The Faitlovitch House
Dr. Jacob Faitlovitch, born in Poland in 1881, devoted himself to strengthening and deepening the relationship with Ethiopian Jewry and the broader Jewish community. Despite the opposition he faced from mainstream Jewry, Faitlovitch saw it as his mission to expose world Jewry to the Jews of Ethiopia and vice versa.
In tribute to the legacy of Faitlovitch, the house will be used to promote young and upcoming Ethiopian artists. The home will be dedicated to the artists themselves, their history as a people and the various art disciplines. As Israel’s cultural capital, there is no doubt that Tel Aviv would enable the proper exposure and advancement of Ethiopian artists. The house will host theater, writing, music, dance, video, painting, sculpture, installation and integration of arts and crafts from various fields. The house will provide artists with work areas and comfortable conditions to encourage cooperation and fruitful dialogue among themselves and between other artists. In addition, the house will promote Ethiopian art and culture to museums, local and international galleries, promoters, embassy representatives and cultural attaches.