Bnei Anousim

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...

The Ma'ani Center of Shavei Israel presents "Tracing Your Jewish Roots Through Catholic Records and the Inquisition" with our dear friend Genie Milgrom. Genie was born in Cuba and in her conference she shares the fascinating story of her return to her heritage. Here are her...

After almost three years of research, Dr. Idan Pérez has edited and published the Sidur Catalonia. The prayer book is based on six manuscripts from the 14th-16th centuries and constitutes the recovery of the ancient Nussach Catalonia, the Jewish custom of the prayers used by...

As part of the expanded Shavei Israel online programming to provide services for our communities throughout the world, we have been holding a wonderful Zoom series in Spanish. In the following excerpt, hear from Federico Pipman, who made aliyah from Argentina 11 years ago, as...

The national monument Cattolica di Stilo (a byzantine church in southern Italy) does not cease to surprise for its ability to be also representative of a historical, cultural and artistic intertwining that belongs to our entire beloved Calabria. In fact, an important testimony of what...

Like every year, we are happy to share a visual experience of the celebrations of Sukkot in our communities around the world and in Israel! One of the fun things about working with Jewish communities around the world is the holidays. Getting a peek into...

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...

(Cookie recipe below) As part of the modified programs during the coronavirus pandemic, all of our communities have resorted to creativity to keep their members engaged. In Chile a fun, creative - and tasty! - project got thirteen children, aged 6-14, involved. Enjoy seeing their delighted...