Bnei Menashe Tag

For those who follow these pages, the site of multiple Bnei Menashe brides and grooms in one magnificent wedding ceremony is not unusual. But that doesn't diminish the joy, excitement and inspiration of these special occasions. This week did not disappoint as nine couples, all...

A few months ago a special grassroots drive was set up in Gush Etzion in which hundreds of brand new wedding gifts were donated, wrapped and delivered to a most unusual wedding ceremony held at Moshav Nordia near Netanya. The festive event was one of...

Batya Misao, 43, from Manipur in northeast India, has been dreaming about making aliyah to Israel for as long as she could remember. Once she married Samuel and they started a family, the dream grew to include their children, Ellan, 12; Leah, 9; Zohar, 5;...

160 Bnei Menashe have landed at Ben Gurion Airport this week and are in quarantine in accordance with Ministry of Health restrictions and the Home Front Command. They will spend the first three months in Israel in designated absorption centers that are operated by Shavei...

The government of Israel approved the proposal of Minister of Immigration and Absorption Pnina Tamano-Shata to bring members of the Bnei Menashe community on aliyah. It is considered an emergency operation and the immigrants are expected to undergo a 3-month absorption process and then move...

Amos Haokip, along with more than 30 families, was able to make Aliyah in 2018 with the help of Shavei Israel. It was during the giyur (conversion) process in Israel that Amos met Yehudit, the woman who was to become his wife. After they finished,...

The Shavei Israel family is proud of Nadiv Khaute, son of Tzvi Khaute, director of the Bnei Menashe department, on receiving the ‘President’s Award for Excellence 2021’ on Israel’s 73rd Independence day! Congratulations Nadiv! You have made your family, Shavei and all of Israel proud...

Reuven and Yokhevet Thongkhai Haokip from Nagaland, India, are anxiously awaiting their Aliyah date and the reunification of their family. When people ask them why they want to leave the good life they have in India, they respond: “If our father Avraham was willing to...

Ari Singson is the oldest brother of five. In 2018, his whole family, except for Ari himself, was able to make Aliyah thanks to Shavei Israel. They settled in Beit She'an, which was allotted to the tribe of Menashe in Torah times, which was and...