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Recently Shavei Israel participated in the Symposium "The Return of the Bnei Anusim" moderated by our chairman Michael Freund and with the participation of experts on the subject such as Genie Milgrom, Ashley Perry, Rav Yehoram Ulman and Rav Eliahu Birenbaum who shared with us...

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...

The Return of the Bnei Anousim, a Symposium moderated by Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund, was designed and created to shed light on this very important and often underexposed journey of "Returnees to Judaism". The Bnei Anousim of Portugal & Spain are so numerous that...

By Michael Freund After a long and tiring flight throughout the night, the band of new immigrants emerged from the El Al plane and made their way slowly down the stairs, their senses heightened by the early-morning chill as well as the knowledge that their cherished...

Members of the Bnei Menashe community in the Galilee region participated in a Tu B'Shvat activity together with students of the Hesder Yeshiva and members of the Torah-Zionist 'garin'. This event, which takes place on the week of Tu B'Shvat, has become a tradition and seeks...

This past week saw Shavei Israel's Director of Marketing Laura Ben-David put on a lot of mileage on her car as she traveled to Tel Aviv to speak with Tel Aviv University international students at a student center through the Jeff Seidel Student Center. The...

Fifteen Bnei Menashe couples, all of whom immigrated to Israel from Manipur, India, two months ago were remarried this week in a festive and emotional group ceremony at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Kfar Hasidim after completing their formal conversion....

Shavei Israel participated in a conference held by the Ebenezer organization, a Christian group that aims to help the Jewish people return to Israel “in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.” Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund spoke and recent Bnei Menashe immigrants presented a traditional dance from...

Gadi Bentley, Shavei Israel’s emissary to the Igbo, a possible “lost” Jewish tribe in Nigeria, recently returned from his mission with some fascinating stories and even more intriguing pictures. Here are a few that he sent to us. An estimated 3,000 Igbo identify as Jewish and...