Bnei Anousim Tag

I've always known my family has Jewish roots as it had been transmitted to me by my grandfather, one of the few remaining Jews in Portugal who lived in the Detrás das Montanhas region in Belmonte. Because of it, our family kept traditions and repeated...

Dear Friends, With great pleasure Shavei Israel presents the new edition of its Birkon (Blessing after meals) in Spanish. With much love and dedication we have made a compilation of prayers, blessings and songs for the Shabbat table according to the Ashkenazi and Sephardic custom with...

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After almost three years of research, Dr. Idan Pérez has edited and published the Sidur Catalonia. The prayer book is based on six manuscripts from the 14th-16th centuries and constitutes the recovery of the ancient Nussach Catalonia, the Jewish custom of the prayers used by...

Like other organizations around the world, Shavei Israel has had to completely shift operations in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Our communities around the world have risen to the challenge, setting up online conferences and programs, such as this one hosted in Ecuador by Rabbi...

Behind every story are the personalities that make them happen. The story of the Shavei Israel visitor center in Belmonte, Portugal is no exception. The personality behind it is Ytzjak López de Oliveira. Ytzjak López de Oliveira is in charge of Casa Anusim, the Shavei Israel...

The Chazon Ish community in Santiago, Chile held a marathon day of Torah study and preparation before Chanukah. The all-day program included activities and learning for all ages, including the laws of Chanukah with Gil Kalinka; study of the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Latapiat and...

Fifteen Jewish families in Guatemala City with nowhere else to go came together to build the Shaar Hashamaim Bnei Anousim (Converso) community. Among the community’s founding members is Gerardo Flores and his wife, Aury de Flores. But they are more than just figureheads. The couple, married...

The Beit Toldot community is located in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador and consists of approximately 10 families who decided to reconnect with their Jewish roots under the supervision of Rabbi Shimon Yehoshua, Shavei Israel's emissary in Colombia. The recent Shabbat was very special for...

This week, El Salvador community celebrated a very special event - the birth of a baby girl. The baby's name is Débora Margalit bat Yoseph and Ruth, and we're happy to share some photos taken at the party organized by her family. Rabbi Elisha Salas,...