Bnei Menashe Images

Hundreds of Bnei Menashe soldiers, both active and reserve duty, have been fighting the current war in Israel on multiple fronts. We solute them, and all of our precious soldiers! Many Bnei Menashe wait years to be able to immigrate to Israel for the privilege to...

The Bnei Akiva ‘Hamenashe’ chapter in Nof HaGalil is growing, and every kid involved is a huge achievement. When the kids and the counselors, and even the person in charge are among the Bnei Menashe community, this special chapter is like no other.  To enhance the...

A bit of joy and hope for the future during a difficult time as friends and neighbors of the Thangjalam family, of the Bnei Menashe community in Nof Hagalil, celebrate the chalakah of little Israel Thangjalam.  Traditional Jews often wait until a boy's third birthday before giving...

Yitzhak Chawngthu, 21 years old, is from from the Bnei Menashe community in Nof HaGalil. Yitzhak, the youngest of seven siblings, made aliyah in 2014 with his family, thanks to Shavei Israel. A soldier in the 931st Nahal Battalion, Yitzhak fought in a tough battle in...

Ezra Janggousang, a B'nei Menashe child displaced from the ethnic fighting in northeast India, is the adorable child seen lighting the Chanukah candles in a number of photos coming out of the Shavei Israel Centre, Churachandpur, Manipur, in northeast India. Ezra, along with his family and...

The Bnei Menashe community of northeastern India gathered to hold special communal prayers for the people of Israel and for the safe return of those who were kidnapped to Gaza, as the Hamas attack on Israel left over 900 Israelis dead. "The Bnei Menashe in northeastern...

Now, more than 3 months since the start of the ethnic violence that has devastated the Bnei Menashe community in Manipur in northeast India, thousands remain homeless and with no end in sight. There are about 500 refugees in Churachandpur who fled their homes and are...

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.  With the support of Keren Kayemet L’Israel (KKL), a...

“What is happening here is mesirat nefesh (self-sacrifice).” That is how Meir Phaltuel, our Israeli emissary currently working with the communities of Bnei Menashe in northeast India, describes the overall atmosphere. And Meir is not a stranger by any means. He himself was living in...

The ‘Three Weeks’ on the Jewish calendar, which begin on the 17th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz and end on the 9th of Av, is a period of mourning and introspection commemorating the destruction of the first and second Jewish Temples.  The Bnei Menashe, while...