Bnei Menashe

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...

Shavei Israel works very hard to facilitate the aliyah and integration of the Bnei Menashe from India. But also important is the facilitation and preservation of the deep traditions that the community holds dear. As such, one of the many activities Shavei focuses on is...

Wherever our communities may be found, from Chile to China, Ecuador to India, Israel is in their hearts and souls. And so, each year on Yom Ha'Atzmaut, celebrations, songs, parties and other special programs and events are held to celebrate Israel's independence. And so, it...

With the wide variety of communities that Shavei Israel works with, literally in every corner of the globe, there are numerous activities and programs as people prepare for the Passover holiday.  As the festivities include much preparation, and there are many specific laws and details that...

Since the Bnei Menashe have begun to settle in Nof Hagalil, a city nestled above pastural hills in the central Galilee, 1225 have made it their home.  With Ronen Plot, Mayor of Nof Hagalil since 2016, and an ardent and welcoming supporter of the Bnei Menashe,...

This week we were thrilled to have the opportunity to present the journey of the Bnei Menashe to our second New Jersey, Young Israel congregation this month! The program, at the Young Israel of Fort Lee, was delivered by Laura Ben-David again. Unlike last time, where...

This week we were thrilled to have the opportunity to present the journey of the Bnei Menashe to a congregation in New Jersey, via multimedia presentation, in person! The program at the Young Israel New Brunswick was delivered by Laura Ben-David, our Director of Marketing &...