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A beautiful, new, educational exhibit about Kaifeng Jews recently opened at Shavei Israel's Ma'ani Center. Designed mainly with magnificent pictorial panels, it tells the story of the Kaifeng Jews from the past to the reawakening of their Jewish spirit, to their dreams of aliyah and living...

Like any community with many generations of roots in a particular region, the Bnei Menashe have many cultural traditions that evolved during their many years in northeast India.  This includes special garments and jewelry, foods, songs & music, and dance.  Enjoy this brief clip of young Bnei...

One of the many things we do as part of our Ma'ani Center heritage programming is to organize activities for our communities for Spanish speakers in Israel. As the High Holidays approach, we have scheduled numerous programs, available on zoom, for people anywhere in the...

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...

If you find yourself in Givat Shaul in Jerusalem, step into Shavei Israel's Ma'ani Center, a collaboration with Israel's Ministry of Culture and Sport, for a photo exhibit that's an educational experience in addition to being a visual treat. The beautiful photo exhibit, “From India...

After a lot of changes and adjustments due to the coronavirus situation, including last minute modifications and adaptations, we finally managed to meet with Steven Klein, a professor at Ben Gurion University, and his students, who were on a Jewish cultural trip to several communities...

A recurring theme among the 'olim' (immigrant) community to Israel is the desire to 'give back' to those who are going through what you yourself have gone through. Ilan Bresler, a financial consultant from Argentina, does just that. Bresler is an entrepreneur with a financial...

The Ma'ani Center, sponsored by Shavei Israel and the Office of the Ministry of Culture, and with the backing of “Higanu Habaita” (“We Arrived Home”; meetings for and by new immigrants to support diverse cultures and communities, share experiences, as well as to make new friends) hosted a presentation by the researcher Mrs. Eugenia Farin Levy, author of four...

It was a pleasant surprise for me, a Sephardic Jew who never had to fight to preserve her Judaism, to attend a conference on "The Lost Tribes of Israel," which took place on November 24 at the Ma'ani Center in Jerusalem. Edith Blaustein, Deputy Director-General of Administration...

The Subbotnik Jews have a delicious and authentic national kitchen based on an interesting combination of culinary traditions of Eastern European Jewish communities and traditional Russian food whose recipes were altered in accordance with the laws of kashrut. We’re happy to continue our series of...