Bnei Menashe: Personal Stories

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“I grew up in Kolasib, India, a district of Mizoram.   During the British rule of India, my great-great-grandparents were converted by missionaries to Christianity. One of our neighbors told my father about Judaism. He was interested in learning more about it, for it resonated deeply with...

When Shlomo Haokip Telngoh was seven he dreamed of making aliyah and becoming an IDF soldier. Twenty years later, when he finally made aliyah, his age and circumstances made him ineligible for the draft. Not one to give up easily, Shlomo petitioned the army three...

We’re going to be bringing 250 new immigrants. With your help it will be possible! Here’s the story of one family who is anxiously awaiting: For Ofer Kolny, 44, making aliyah has been a dream for him and his wife and their two children. A college...

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...

Gabriel and Rut Hrangchal have been waiting their whole lives to make aliyah to Israel. Originally from the village of Thinghlun in Mizoram, the Hrangchals were the only Jewish family in town until they decided to move to Aizawl, in 2013, to join the Aizawl...

It's not every day that you meet someone who made Aliyah to Israel less than three years ago, learned fluent Hebrew and battled the Israel Defense Forces for the right to perform combat service even though she was past the age for eligibility. But Ayala...

Shlomit Chawngthu, a young Bnei Menashe woman, immigrated to Israel in 2017 with her parents and brothers. While still in India, Shlomit completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, graduating with honors. Yet when it came time to go to school for a nursing...

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, over 100 Bnei Menashe immigrants to Israel have lost their jobs, and many more stand to lose theirs. Nathan Kipgen made aliyah (moved to Israel) with his family from northeast India in 2017, moving to Nesher, a suburb of Haifa....