Bnei Anousim

As the fast of Tisha B'Av was beginning, relief agencies in Colombia were working overtime attending to various emergencies from unusually heavy rains that led to the evacuation of 66 homes in Bello and the flooding of businesses in Copacabana. The sudden rise flooded nearly...

Shavei Israel has a new Emissary in a most likely of places: Cuba. And we are all very excited about providing this community with much-desired Jewish support!  Rabbi David Córdoba, himself born in Cuba, emigrated to Israel in 2018 after his own personal quest where he...

As part of our  Maani Center programming, with the help and advice of Shaar Binyamin and our dear friend Federico Pipman, representative of Mama Mía 360, this week there was a special personal stories panel called "Tales of Bnei Anousim." We had, as special guests,...

As part of our Ma'ani Center programming, with the aim of preserving, promoting and disseminating the unique heritage and culture of the various communities, we brought a group of 32 people to the Israel Museum under the guidance of our own Edith Blaustein in Spanish....

The Jewish-Portuguese cemetery in Hamburg is an extraordinary example of the Portuguese presence in the world, where history confirms the well-known ability of the Portuguese to adapt to the most unexpected contexts and situations....

This week Shavei Israel and students from Machon Miriam's conversion program participated in a trip to Hebron organized by the Tiferet organization and the Jerusalem Municipality under the wonderful guidance of Diego Hakohen and Rav Aryeh Natan. The walk began in Mearat Hamachpela (Tomb of the...

We recently told you about the new community center project of Maguen Abraham community in Cali, Colombia. This emerging Jewish community has been hard at work, and we wanted to keep you updated on their progress! So far the community has completed more than 50% of...

Roque Pugliese, a Calabrian Jew, tells the reality of Jews in southern Italy: a mix of tenacity, crypto-Judaism and love for Israel. Doctor Pugliese, what does it mean today to be a Jew in southern Italy? You must understand that the crypto-Jews in the south have lived...

We wrote about the Bissato family, Yehoshua, 45, Chana, 36, and their daughter Leah, 10, when they arrived in Israel from Caxias do Sul, Brazil. The former pastors' unusual path actually led them away from the teachings they grew up on and onto a path towards...

If you're looking for authentic Sephardic delicacies for Shavuot, look no further than internet personality 'Sally That Girl In The Kitchen.' Here she shows you how to make authentic Spinach, Feta, and Parmesan Bulemas made with Homemade Dough. Bulemas or Boyus, depending on what town a...