Bnei Menashe

The holidays are an especially challenging time for Jews of choice in Israel who are working hard on their conversion and are often unable to work during this intense time.  To make it easier and create a truly warm feeling, the staff at Shavei Israel in...

To mark the Knesset’s commemoration of Yom HaAliya, Michael Freund along with twenty Bnei Menashe men and women, were invited to the Knesset by the Minister of Absorption, Penina Tamano-Shata. The Bnei Menashe who attended were all part of the group that made aliya from...

In this challenging time that has literally affected the entire world, it is always heartwarming to see when people rise to the occasion to make things a bit easier for their fellow man. Recently, Covid-19 hit India particularly hard. While it was raging throughout the...

Like every year, we receive many images from our communities around the world for every holiday. We're pleased to share a visual experience of the celebrations of Sukkot in our communities from India to Israel! One of the fun things about working with Jewish communities around...

Like any community with many generations of roots in a particular region, the Bnei Menashe have many cultural traditions that evolved during their many years in northeast India.  This includes special garments and jewelry, foods, songs & music, and dance.  Enjoy this brief clip of young Bnei...

Like many Jews around the world, the Bnei Menashe community of northeastern India are gathering to celebrate Sukkot this week. In their festival prayers, the Bnei Menashe offered a special plea, to fulfill their age-old dream to make Aliyah to Israel during the coming year. “Even...

As the last leg of the 722 Bnei Menashe Aliyah is approaching, one family who will be on board with the group on the final flight is 66-year-old Head of Matiyang Village, Churachandpur, Mr. Reuben Haokip. Apart from his chieftainship role, he was employed by...

Israel is a country of immigrants like no other. And yet, once a generation or two have passed, life becomes 'normal', and the immigrants become the ordinary citizens. Even still, we remember what it's like to be starting out, far from anything we've ever known....

Shalom! My name is Meira Nemneikim Singson. From the moment I heard the news that I along with my remaining three children could be making aliyah this year, I have been filled with joy. My other children (three daughters) made Aliyah earlier this year and...

My name is Osher Singsit I am 49 years old, married, and my beautiful wife and I have 4 sons and 2 daughters. I served in the Indian army and retired in the year 2011. My younger brother and sister have already settled in Israel...