Miss Israel to Visit America
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (9/13/13)
Contact: Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Chairman
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC)
web sites: www.NationalJuneteenth.com
National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC) Welcomes
Miss Israel, Yityish Aynaw, to America During September 2013 Tour
NJCLC to Host 2014 Israel Juneteenth Reconciliation Tour
National Black Evangelical Association (NBEA) Celebrates the
Black Presence in the Bible During Visit of Miss Israel
(Washington, DC) - The first Ethiopian Jewish woman to become Miss Israel,
Yityish Aynaw, will tour America,
hosted by the
National Juneteenth Leadership Council (NJCLC), during the last
week of September. Her U.S. tour will be followed by a
Israel Juneteenth Reconciliation Tour to the state of Israel in 2014.
"We are excited about Miss Israel's visit and the opportunity to build closer relationships with the state of Israel through our
connection with the Ethiopian Jewish community," states
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., Founder & Chairman of the
National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) and the
NJCLC, host of the
National & World Day of Reconciliation & Healing from the Legacy of Enslavement. "We, as Americans of African
descent, share a common historical bond of going from enslavement to freedom with our Ethiopian Jewish brothers
and sisters. We look forward to having a historic
Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration in Israel next year."
Rev. Dr. Myers, who leads the
Campaign to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday, believes that the annual celebration of
Juneteenth affords America a great opportunity to bring reconciliation and healing to one of nation's darkest moments
in history. He also believes it is the time to address the need for reconciliation and healing from the legacy of enslavement
for not just America, but the entire world, especially Africa.
Rev. Dr. Myers, the first ordained and commissioned medical missionary to America's poorest region, the Mississippi Delta, in
the history of the African American church, wants to bring awareness of the needs of Ethiopian Jews.
"There are a number of Ethiopian churches, pastors and ministers in the U.S. that we are working with concerning Miss Israel's
visit," states Dr. Myers. Our prayer is to be a blessing by raising money and other resources to help meet the needs
of Ethiopian Jews in Israel and in Ethiopia."
"Miss Israel's visit will also bring awareness of black people in the Bible as we acknowledge the African and Jewish lineage of
the descendants of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, who are the Ethiopian Jews," states
Dr. Walter McCray, President of the
National Black Evangelical Association (NBEA) and author of
"The Black Presence in the Bible," an important
resource on the subject of black Biblical history.
2014 NBEA Convention in Kansas City next year will continue to celebrate black Bible history. We continue to support
Rev. Dr. Myers by our plans to hopefully join him in Israel next year to celebrate
For information on the U.S. tour of Miss Israel during the last week of September, with stops in Washington, DC, Fairfax, VA, Chicago, IL,
Los Angeles, CA and San Diego, CA, from September 23-30, 2013, contact Dr. Myers at 662-392-2016; e-mail:
JuneteenthDOC@yahoo.com; web sites:
Donations for the expenses of the tour through the
Myers Foundation are greatly appreciated.