Bnei Menashe Tag

Since the Bnei Menashe have begun to settle in Nof Hagalil, a city nestled above pastural hills in the central Galilee, 1225 have made it their home.  With Ronen Plot, Mayor of Nof Hagalil since 2016, and an ardent and welcoming supporter of the Bnei Menashe,...

This week we were thrilled to have the opportunity to present the journey of the Bnei Menashe to a congregation in New Jersey, via multimedia presentation, in person! The program at the Young Israel New Brunswick was delivered by Laura Ben-David, our Director of Marketing &...

Shavei Israel's work throughout Spain, Portugal, and South America has connected us with a growing number of descendants of Bnei Anousim are emerging from the shadows of history, looking to reconnect with the Jewish people and return to the faith which was so cruelly taken...

Aviel Manlun, is a 29 year-old DJ in Jerusalem. A member of the Bnei Menashe community, Aviel made aliyah with his family, from Manipur, India, in 1994, when he was just two years old.    Aviel grew up with his family, his parents and older brother, in...

One of the traditional costumes worn by women in Mizoram state in Northeast India is the dress called "Puan." Puans have always been an intrinsic part of the Mizo wardrobe. After Mizo people progressed from the "Siapsuap" (a grass skirt) to fabric clothing, puan became...

Despite many challenges, we were blessed to bring hundreds of Bnei Menashe from India to Israel this year, including 262 in October. These new olim (immigrants) celebrated their very first Chanukah in Israel in our absorption center in Goren in the north. A number of...

Following their aliyah to Israel in October and formal conversion to Judaism, six Bnei Menashe couples who were already married in India get a chance to step under the chuppah again in a “second” wedding ceremony according to Jewish Law in our absorption center in...

Yehuda Singson, a member of the Bnei Menashe community, made aliyah from Manipur, India, in 2007 with the help of Shavei Israel.   Initially settling in Pardes Chana, the then 30 year old moved to Maalot where he studied in the yeshiva and eventually married his wife,...