Bnei Menashe

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We have permission to bring 500 more immigrants on aliyah to Israel this year. With your help it will be possible! Here’s a personal account from one family who is anxiously awaiting: To my brothers and sisters all around the world—shalom! My name is Yonatan Baite...

After a solemn and moving ceremony, with the sound of shofar blasts and the singing of 'HaTikvah', the first 83 immigrants out of the 253 members of the Menashe community who were absorbed in Nof Hagalil were received Monday. The immigrants entered the houses they...

Six immigrant Bnei Menashe couples, who recently made Aliyah from India, were remarried under the chupah here in Israel in a beautiful ceremony.  The weddings were part of the ongoing process of formal conversion to Judaism and acclimation to Israel as the 252 new arrivals prepare...

“I grew up in Kolasib, India, a district of Mizoram.   During the British rule of India, my great-great-grandparents were converted by missionaries to Christianity. One of our neighbors told my father about Judaism. He was interested in learning more about it, for it resonated deeply with...

Eleven Bnei Menashe couples, all of whom recently immigrated to Israel from northeastern India, were remarried Wednesday in a festive and emotional group ceremony at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Nordia, near Netanya, after completing their formal conversion to Judaism by the Chief Rabbinate. The 11...

As new immigrants to the country, the 257 Bnei Menashe who are at our absorption center at Nordiya (near Netanya) are actively involved in many things such as learning Hebrew, doing their formal conversion to Judaism, and preparing for their new lives in Israel.  As they...

More than fifty of the 250 recent Bnei Menashe immigrants completed their formal conversion this week by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate, rejoining the Jewish people in Zion after 2700 years of Exile. Take a little virtual visit of the Bnei Menashe at the absorption center near...