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Our conversion students in Machon Milton went on a moving and emotional trip to Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem in the days leading up to Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.   Rabbi Reuven Tradburks, director of Machon Milton, brought the group and arranged for a wonderful...

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...

It is now closing in on six weeks of ethnic violence that has devastated the Bnei Menashe community in Manipur in northeast India, with no end in sight. A total of 292 Bnei Menashe families (numbering 1,190 men, women and children) have been forced to flee...

The story of the Katz family characterizes the history of Vissoky Jews and the way in which their community was involved in the lives of the other neighboring Jews in the area. [caption id="attachment_171995" align="alignleft" width="285"] Yevgeny & Svetlana at a Voronezh synagogue [/caption] In the Great Synagogue...

Israel recently marked Holocaust Remembrance Day. As with any Jewish organization, the horrors of the Holocaust are usually not more than a few steps removed from any Jewish people.  We decided to film the testimonies of some people who are near and dear to the greater...

Shavei Israel is proud to share an Experiential Seminar in Poland! Polish Judaism and Hasidism – Past and Present January 31 – February 6, 2023 • If you are interested in Polish Judaism, in general, and Polish Hasidism, in particular – both past and present. • If you are open...

This week dozens of Bnei Menashe community leaders, coordinators, professionals and Shavei staff gathered in Tiberias for an important all-day seminar. Thanks to Moti Yogev, our liaison in Nof Hagalil, this day, which was sponsored by Keren Kayemet L'Yisrael (KK"L) at their Ya'ar Lavi, and...

Shavei Israel is proud and excited to have appointed a new director-general, Edith Blaustein! While she may be the new director, Edith is not new to Shavei at all. In fact, Edith has been working hard in many aspects of Shavei Israel over the last...

When we say Shavei Israel's staff works hard, day and night we mean it. This week, working 'night' was a lot truer than we would've liked...

Since the Bnei Menashe have begun to settle in Nof Hagalil, a city nestled above pastural hills in the central Galilee, 1225 have made it their home.  With Ronen Plot, Mayor of Nof Hagalil since 2016, and an ardent and welcoming supporter of the Bnei Menashe,...