Traditional Clothing

Twenty-four Bnei Menashe couples, all of whom recently immigrated to Israel from northeastern India, were remarried this week in a festive and emotional group ceremony, one of our largest ever, at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Goren, in the north of Israel, after completing their...

Following their aliyah to Israel in October and formal conversion to Judaism, six Bnei Menashe couples who were already married in India get a chance to step under the chuppah again in a “second” wedding ceremony according to Jewish Law in our absorption center in...

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...

To mark the Knesset’s commemoration of Yom HaAliya, Michael Freund along with twenty Bnei Menashe men and women, were invited to the Knesset by the Minister of Absorption, Penina Tamano-Shata. The Bnei Menashe who attended were all part of the group that made aliya from...

Like any community with many generations of roots in a particular region, the Bnei Menashe have many cultural traditions that evolved during their many years in northeast India.  This includes special garments and jewelry, foods, songs & music, and dance.  Enjoy this brief clip of young Bnei...

As part of the cutural preservation of lost and hidden Jewish communities at Ma'ani Center (Mercaz Ma'ani), we have multiple exhibits at our Jerusalem center. Currently, we are exhibiting beautiful photos and artifacts of the Bnei Menashe, from northeast India. The objects include musical instruments, clothing,...

This week a beautiful new photo exhibit opened, at AACI headquarters in Jerusalem, entitled 'Camaraderie.' Among the exhibitors was Laura Ben-David, Shavei's director of marketing and new media. Laura's photos are devoted to the journey of the Bnei Menashe, from northeast India to Israel, and reflected...