Kaifeng Jews

A beautiful, new, educational exhibit about Kaifeng Jews recently opened at Shavei Israel's Ma'ani Center. Designed mainly with magnificent pictorial panels, it tells the story of the Kaifeng Jews from the past to the reawakening of their Jewish spirit, to their dreams of aliyah and living...

As is customary in so many workplaces in Israel, the staff at Shavei Israel had a beautiful 'haramat kosit' - literally a 'raising the glass' to toast the New Year. As we reflected on the many challenges and accomplishments of the past year, including bringing...

Brought to you by the Community Scholar Program, Arie Katz interviews Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund who has spent over 15 years seeking out lost tribes and hidden Jews to help them reconnect with the Jewish people. He will discuss his globe-trotting work with various...

As we all know, the world is currently grappling with the unprecedented threat posed by the coronavirus and this of course has affected Shavei Israel and its communities around the globe. Our staff and emissaries are continuing to work, albeit remotely, with our lost and...

Three years almost to the date after Shavei Israel brought five young women from the Kaifeng Jewish community in China to Israel on Aliyah, our plans to bring another young woman were scuttled, at least temporarily, by the uncontained coronavirus, now known as Covid-19. With...

As many people know, one of Shavei Israel's many projects is curating, writing and publishing books and materials in numerous languages, translations and transliterations for our various communities across the globe. Sometimes these publications find other uses which we're more than happy to provide for....

The Kaifeng Jews are an ancient Jewish community with a rich and dramatic history. Today more and more of their descendants are interested in learning about their cultural and spiritual heritage. As part of its efforts to preserve this community and strengthen its ties...

In the framework of conferences devoted to various communities around the world that Shavei Israel works with, this week the Ma'ani Center presented a lecture on the Kaifeng Jews of China, with Eran Barzilai as a speaker. In his lecture, Eran who is Shavei's coordinator...

Nachum Segal interviewed Michael Freund, Shavei Israel's Chairman and Founder, about the Bnei Menashe Aliyah and the Jews of Kaifeng, China on live radio in Jerusalem....

Shavei Israel's Maani Center continues with a series of lectures devoted to the history and traditions of various lost and hidden Jewish communities all over the world....