Bnei Menashe Tag

A beautiful wedding was held recently at the Yeshivat Bnei Akiva, Ner Tamid school in Hashmonaim. When we say it was 'held there', it's not because the space was rented. Rather, it was the students in the yeshiva itself who hosted the wedding, organizing everything. The...

One of the big projects that Shavei Israel is constantly involved in is writing, publishing and providing necessary books and literature to the various communities we work with. These books include prayer books, Hebrew and Bible study books, and others. It is an enormous amount...

The recent holiday of Tu B'Shevat, which is usually a day of nature and planting, was actually a day of rainy weather this year in Israel, causing many of the usual activities to be postponed or even canceled. Thanks to Odaya, a National Service girl, who...

A spontaneous visit to our Jerusalem offices by ten people representing two Norwegian interest groups turned into an interesting lecture about Lost and Hidden Jews, and a real learning experience.  Arvid Bjerga, who set up Shavei Israel’s Norwegian branch almost three years ago, was present in...

A special course has opened in the Galilee for Bnei Menashe immigrants to Israel. 'Safrus', or scribal arts, is the special skill for transcribing Jewish holy scrolls such as tefillin, mezuzot and other religious writings including Torah scrolls. The course covers the halachic (Jewish legal)...

One of the big projects that Shavei Israel is constantly involved in is writing, publishing and providing necessary books and literature to the various communities we work with. These books include prayer books, Hebrew and Bible study books, and others. It is an enormous amount...

Earlier this month, a special exhibit opened, in cooperation with Shavei Israel and the Indian Jewish Heritage organization, to celebrate the culture and traditions of the Bnei Menashe in memory of Yoel Lhanghal z"l, an 18 year-old who was murdered last month in northern Israel.  The...

The public was invited to participate in a special memorial marking 30 days since Yoel Lhangal z"l was killed in Kiryat Shmoneh. The stone setting and special program, with local dignitaries and many guests, was organized both to remember Yoel, and to give strength and...

Translation of excerpts of a moving interview with Pnina Tamano Shata, Israel’s Minister of Aliya and Absorption, and Yaron Vilensky on the Chamesh baErev program, Gala"TZ, as she shares in the grief of the family of the late Yoel Lhanghel z”l of the Bnei Menashe...

It was with profound sorrow and shock that we heard about the terrible murder of Yoel Lhangal, a young Bnei Menashe immigrant to Israel, on October 7.   Yoel z"l was an ambitious 18-year old yeshiva student who immigrated to Israel with the help of Shavei Israel...