Bnei Anousim

Exciting moment at Shaarei HaShamaim, our community in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Due to Covid-19, it is the first ‘minyan’ (community prayer gathering) since March 2020! But it's even more significant than that...

Our connection to Genie Milgrom is deep and rich. Whether it is enjoying her company on her visits to our Jerusalem offices or benefiting from her tremendous work on behalf of the Bnei Anusim, the value that the genealogist and crypto-Jewish researcher adds to our...

Brought to you by the Community Scholar Program, Arie Katz interviews Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund who has spent over 15 years seeking out lost tribes and hidden Jews to help them reconnect with the Jewish people. He will discuss his globe-trotting work with various...

Each Shabbat Jewish families around the world begin their meals with wine delicious loaves of sacramental bread, called challah. Here's a recipe from our community in Chile, translated to English, for you to make and enjoy on your next Shabbat. Challah (Jala) Recipe from Chile (2...

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...

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Nadav and Ruth from Colombia Nadav, 64, and Ruth, 64, from the Jewish Community of Antioquia in Medellin, started a process of conversion with our emissary in Colombia Rav Shimon Yechua, They were converted in Colombia by a Regional Beit Din, and they decided to make their...

Recently Shavei Israel participated in the Symposium "The Return of the Bnei Anusim" moderated by our chairman Michael Freund and with the participation of experts on the subject such as Genie Milgrom, Ashley Perry, Rav Yehoram Ulman and Rav Eliahu Birenbaum who shared with us...

The Return of the Bnei Anousim, a Symposium moderated by Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund, was designed and created to shed light on this very important and often underexposed journey of "Returnees to Judaism". The Bnei Anousim of Portugal & Spain are so numerous that...