Bnei Menashe Images

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 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...

A few months ago a special grassroots drive was set up in Gush Etzion in which hundreds of brand new wedding gifts were donated, wrapped and delivered to a most unusual wedding ceremony held at Moshav Nordia near Netanya. The festive event was one of...

Amos Haokip, along with more than 30 families, was able to make Aliyah in 2018 with the help of Shavei Israel. It was during the giyur (conversion) process in Israel that Amos met Yehudit, the woman who was to become his wife. After they finished,...

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...

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...

We're going to be bringing 250 new immigrants by the end of December. With your help it will be possible! Here's the story of one family who is anxiously awaiting: Hanniel Haokip has lived all of his 26 years in northeast India. And yet he’s...