Bnei Menashe

This week dozens of Bnei Menashe community leaders, coordinators, professionals and Shavei staff gathered in Tiberias for an important all-day seminar. Thanks to Moti Yogev, our liaison in Nof Hagalil, this day, which was sponsored by Keren Kayemet L'Yisrael (KK"L) at their Ya'ar Lavi, and...

Some people find inspiration from their soul. Some people have inborn talent. When you have both together, you can expect beautiful things to emerge...

The summer is a time when kids are out of school. And while many kids go to camp and travel, not everyone has the resources to do this and many children are left with nothing to do.  In Nof Hagalil, amazing summer programs have been organized...

As part of our Ma'ani Center programming to preserve, promote and disseminate the unique heritage and culture of the various communities we work with, we brought a presentation about the Bnei Menashe to the Golan Heights....

Despite many challenges, we were blessed to bring over 700 Bnei Menashe from India to Israel between December 2020 and December 2021. These new olim (immigrants) each spent their first few months in Israel in our absorption centers, after which they were absorbed in Nof...

As the school year has come to an end, the summer activities begin! This week, an amazing program began for Bnei Menashe youth. Organized by Moti Yogev for Shavei Israel, with the assistance of Keren Kayemet L'Israel (KKL) up in the Galilee region. The program teaches...

Sometimes teachers really connect with a particular subject matter, or specific population. And sometimes a teacher connects with both, in a remarkable way, that makes all the difference for their students. Meet Dalia Netzer, a wonderful, dedicated - and beloved - Hebrew teacher, who has...

The Bnei Menashe, or sons of Manasseh, claim descent from one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, who were sent into exile by the Assyrian Empire more than 27 centuries ago. Their ancestors wandered through Central Asia and the Far East for centuries, before settling in what is now northeastern India, along the borders of Burma...

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...

This week the city of Nof Hagalil, under the leadership of Ronen Plaut, bestowed honorary citizenship on Shavei Israel founder and chairman Michael Freund, at a ceremony in honor of 65 years from the establishment of the city.  In a moving ceremony, Mayor Plaut extolled the...