Bnei Anousim: pictures

Recently was the long-awaited inauguration of the Jewish community center of the Sha'ar Shamaim community in Guatemala. As part of the celebrations they were visited by two special guests, friends of Shavei Israel, Rachael Spero and Ariella Lipetz from New York. Rachael writes about her...

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,...

Wherever our communities may be found, from Chile to China, Ecuador to India, Israel is in their hearts and souls. And so, each year on Yom Ha'Atzmaut, celebrations, songs, parties and other special programs and events are held to celebrate Israel's independence. And so, it...

While most newly married couples are likely to take off for a honeymoon immediately after their wedding, in Jewish tradition a bride and groom continues to celebrate with the community for a week following the wedding. Each day, the bride and groom are treated to...

Everyone at Shavei Israel rejoiced as longtime Shavei employee, Chaya, married our most recent addition, Eliav, earlier this week. But the celebration was more than just that of a wedding, and more than just that of the joy shared by coworkers. This love story has been...

This week, after five long years and many battles, we were blessed at last to bring our friend Eliav, from Cuba, before the Conversion Court in Jerusalem. Happily, he passed the test with flying colors! Eliav's ancestors were Spanish Jews who were forcibly converted to Catholicism,...

We are always happy to see how our communities grow and become stronger. A marriage within the community is a great example of this and we are very proud, as well as happy for the new couple. When Hillel David, from the community of Beit Hillel...

Rav Israel Latapiat, our emissary in Santiago, Chile, in the the Chazon Ish community, had more things to celebrate this past month than just the holidays. His grandson, Moises, celebrated his bar mitzvah and it was a special celebration indeed.  Moises says, "I was born on...

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Our communities all over South America just celebrated Rosh Hashana, along with the rest of the Jewish world. In Colombia, our emissary Rabbi Shimon Yehoshua organized food gifts and packages for people going through challenging times during the coronavirus pandemic. In Chile, our emissary Rabbi...