Updated: 10/02/2013 11:24 PM
Created: 10/02/2013 10:07 PM WHEC.com
Rochester was host to a special guest Wednesday.
Miss Israel is in town, to help kick off the 2014 UJA Campaign of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.
Yitysha Aynaw was born in Ethiopia, and she is the first African woman to fill the role of Miss Israel.
Her visit coincides with the last chapter of a rescue of Jewish Ethiopians.
In August, the final contingent an ancient Jewish sect were transported from Ethiopia to Israel where they joined other Ethiopian Israelis who have immigrated since 1948.
"This is the first time that an Ethiopian girl has represented Israel and I am very proud to be the first. For me it's make history and represent my community so I feel very proud and I love Israel."
Miss Aynaw recently attended an Israeli state dinner honoring President Obama.