On November 4th 2016, Kijner & Sons International Realty hosted a by invitation only Algemeiner event in New York City to honor Yityish "Titi" Aynaw, the first Ethiopian-born Israeli model to win Miss Israel in 2013. The Algemeiner Journal which is the fastest growing Jewish newspaper in America, invited a handful of lucky guests to enjoy a tasty breakfast while listening to Titi's inspiring story of courage, resilience and hard work.

From her poor but happy childhood in Ethiopia's Gondar Province to her struggle adjusting to a new life in Israel after losing both her parents at a young age, Titi's journey is truly moving and heartening. Learning a new language, adjusting to a new culture and assimilating into a foreign society are some of the extraordinary steps that the former Miss Israel took to rise to success.

Titi who met with U.S. President Barack Obama and who has been named one of the most influential Jews for the year 2013 by the Jerusalem Post, has fully embraced her status as a role model for her community. Further to her various projects, she is currently working on establishing a youth center in Netanya Israel to benefit underprivileged and at risk-children.

We are happy to share some photos of the event with you that you can view by scrolling down this page.

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Yityish "Titi" Aynaw



Yityish "Titi" Aynaw










Yityish "Titi" Aynaw and Dovid Efune, Editor-in-chief of The Algemeiner





Laura Kijner and Yityish "Titi" Aynaw

Yityish "Titi" Aynaw and Marc H. Kijner


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Source: Photos courtesy of The Agemeiner and KSI Realty New York