Bnei Anousim photographs

Shavei Israel communities, along with the rest of the Jewish world, just celebrated Lag B’Omer – a meaningful and beautiful holiday related to the personality of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, one of the most eminent disciples of Rabbi Akiva and the author of the mystical...

For many Jewish children, their Jewish education is part and parcel of growing up. For the children in the emerging Jewish communities in South and Central America, having formal Jewish education is a luxury most of them can't even imagine.   And so, we are thrilled to...

Shavei Israel's work throughout Spain, Portugal, and South America has connected us with a growing number of descendants of Bnei Anousim are emerging from the shadows of history, looking to reconnect with the Jewish people and return to the faith which was so cruelly taken...

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat, or, literally, the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, is also called Rosh HaShanah La'Ilanot, which means 'New Year for the Trees'. Tree planting, fruit eating, special ‘seders’ for the holiday and other celebrations of nature and...

"The candle was not extinguished, and will not be, as it wasn't where Judaism was threatened and Jews were in danger." It's a great pleasure to present the book ‘Three Kerchiefs’ (Shalosh Mitpachot)  by author Hana Tueg that was published this year. Hana Tueg is a...

Little Moshe Muñoz, a three-year-old in Ecuador, just got his first haircut and he is very excited. It wasn't just a haircut, though. There is a special custom that many Jews have of waiting until a boy is three to cut his hair for the...