Lectures and Events

The Ma'ani Center for the Preservation of the Heritage and Culture of the Communities of Israel presented the lecture: The Heritage and Leadership of Jewish Women in the Diaspora, given by Rabanit Renana Birenbaum, who took us through her dissertation to recognize the leadership of...

The Spanish island of Mallorca maintained a lasting and notable Jewish community dating back to the second century. Flourishing and accepted during both Muslim governance and following the Christian "reconquest" in 1229, Mallorca's Jewish population faced a turning point in 1435. As a result of...

The Ma'ani Center of Shavei Israel was happy to present a conference on The Heritage of the Jews of Italy given by our dear Rabbanit Renana Birenbaum. The Jewish community in Italy is one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world, dating back to the...

A spontaneous visit to our Jerusalem offices by ten people representing two Norwegian interest groups turned into an interesting lecture about Lost and Hidden Jews, and a real learning experience.  Arvid Bjerga, who set up Shavei Israel’s Norwegian branch almost three years ago, was present in...

The Shavei Israel Maani Center hosted the fascinating lecture entitled “Bnei Anusim, Past and Present” by our dear Edith Blaustein. It is important that from both a personal, and a national level we must not forget the past of the Jewish people; let us learn...

At the start of Chanukah, Shavei Israel had a guest of honor who gave us a wonderful talk about her personal life and her connection to Judaism. This unique and beautiful person is the famous Spanish-speaking actress Sara Mintz, former student of the Machon Miriam...

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...

As part of our Ma'ani Center programming to preserve, promote and disseminate the unique heritage and culture of the various communities we work with, we brought a presentation about the Bnei Menashe to the Golan Heights....

This week Shavei Israel and students from Machon Miriam's conversion program participated in a trip to Hebron organized by the Tiferet organization and the Jerusalem Municipality under the wonderful guidance of Diego Hakohen and Rav Aryeh Natan. The walk began in Mearat Hamachpela (Tomb of the...