Bnei Menashe

A special course has opened in the Galilee for Bnei Menashe immigrants to Israel. 'Safrus', or scribal arts, is the special skill for transcribing Jewish holy scrolls such as tefillin, mezuzot and other religious writings including Torah scrolls. The course covers the halachic (Jewish legal)...

One of the big projects that Shavei Israel is constantly involved in is writing, publishing and providing necessary books and literature to the various communities we work with. These books include prayer books, Hebrew and Bible study books, and others. It is an enormous amount...

This year, as always, we were inundated with photos and videos of light and celebration from our communities around the world as they celebrated the holiday of Chanukah.  Some highlights from this year are the many photos we received from emerging communities in Latin America, and...

By Rav Reuven Tradburks Yaakov’s challenges never seem to end. He returns to the land of Israel. He is fearful of a confrontation with Esav. He prepares by dividing his entourage. A man fights him through the night, changing his name to Israel from Yaakov at...

The Bnei Akiva 'Hamenashe' chapter in Nof HaGalil has only about 40 kids so far, but as a new chapter less than three months old - every kid is a huge achievement. When the kids and the counselors, and even the person in charge are...

Earlier this month, a special exhibit opened, in cooperation with Shavei Israel and the Indian Jewish Heritage organization, to celebrate the culture and traditions of the Bnei Menashe in memory of Yoel Lhanghal z"l, an 18 year-old who was murdered last month in northern Israel.  The...

The public was invited to participate in a special memorial marking 30 days since Yoel Lhangal z"l was killed in Kiryat Shmoneh. The stone setting and special program, with local dignitaries and many guests, was organized both to remember Yoel, and to give strength and...

Translation of excerpts of a moving interview with Pnina Tamano Shata, Israel’s Minister of Aliya and Absorption, and Yaron Vilensky on the Chamesh baErev program, Gala"TZ, as she shares in the grief of the family of the late Yoel Lhanghel z”l of the Bnei Menashe...

It was with profound sorrow and shock that we heard about the terrible murder of Yoel Lhangal, a young Bnei Menashe immigrant to Israel, on October 7.   Yoel z"l was an ambitious 18-year old yeshiva student who immigrated to Israel with the help of Shavei Israel...

Whether in Chile or Churachanadpur, India, Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, is a sweet yet solemn holiday that signifies family gatherings, prayer services and lots of delicious treats.  People in our communities all over the world were happy to share their photos of pre-Rosh Hashana...