Ester grew up in Rishon Lezion, along with her parents and four sisters, in a multicultural Israeli neighborhood. Dealing with the challenges of absorption into society awakened in Ester an ongoing process of defining her identity. This is something that she’s still struggling with today; how to form an authentic and balanced identity as an Israeli while still holding on to her Ethiopian roots and tradition? Ester has spent her whole life working with underprivileged groups, many of whose background she shares. Over the years Ester has participated in different delegations and missions in the U.S. and Europe. These allowed her to explore other Jewish communities as part of her journey of expanding her Jewish identity. Ester used to work at ITIM's legal department where she helped to shape and influence policy in order to contribute to positive and significant encounters with Jewish life in Israel. Today Ester is a legal advisor to the coordinator of the National Anti-Racism Unit at the Ministry of Justice. The background to the establishment of this relatively new government entity were the protests of Israeli citizens of Ethiopian origin in 2015. The Unit’s function is to help all Israeli citizens who suffer from racism. Ester lives in Jerusalem with her husband Naftali and their children Noam and Ma'ayan.