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to all who have decided to return to the Jewish people. We reach out to Lost Tribes and Hidden Jews from Poland to Peru and Barcelona to Brazil to help them reconnect with their heritage.

S havei Israel is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to assisting descendants of Jews and the Lost Tribes of Israel to reclaim their roots. Active worldwide, Shavei Israel is the starting point for anyone with Jewish heritage or ancestry who yearns to return.

Founded by Michael Freund, with the aim of strengthening the ties between the Jewish people, the State of Israel, and the descendants of Jews around the world, Shavei Israel is currently active in over a dozen countries and provides assistance to a variety of communities.

There is so much work to be done. Please become our partner in this extraordinary mission.

Latest Articles

  • Rio de Janeiro’s Jewish Museum is best known for its collection of 69 menorahs and Jewish ritual objects designed by Russian-born artist Rio resident Joseph Feldman. The small museum – the only one in Brazil until a new museum in Sao Paolo opens later this......

  • It’s a tradition for young people all over the world: the end of the year is a time for celebration. As a famous rock singer once crooned, “No more teachers, no more books”…for at least another two months. New Bnei Menashe immigrants in...

  • How do you dress for a bat mitzvah in Nigeria? Not much different than in Israel – with a fluffy pink dress and a crown! Gadi Bentley, who was Shavei Israel’s first emissary to Africa’s Igbo Jewish community (we wrote about him here and his s...

  • In 1945, when the Nazis were defeated and World War II came to a tragic close, Marcel Zielinski set out on foot from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and walked back to his hometown of Krakow. Seventy-one years later, Zielinski was back at Auschwitz, ...

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