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Shavei Israel receives Natan grant for 2015

Shavei Israel has once again been awarded a grant from the Natan Fund, a community of young philanthropists based in New York City, dedicated to promoting Jewish and Israeli social innovation. Founded in 2002, the Natan Fund has provided more than $10.8 million in grants...

Shavei Israel at Limmud Jerusalem

Shavei Israel’s director of marketing Laura Ben-David gave a presentation at last week’s Limmud Jerusalem conference. It was the first time Shavei Israel has participated in Limmud, which has for thirty years run Jewish conferences around the world. Ben-David’s presentation was entitled “One nation, many...

IDF reaches out to Shavei Israel

For the first time, the commander of an Israel Defense Forces unit in charge of acclimatizing and integrating new immigrant soldiers into the army has reached out to Shavei Israel for help. The officer in charge of the "Michve Alon" army base in the north...

From Kaifeng to the Kotel: Chinese Jews in Jerusalem

What made Li, Fan and Xue’s journey so unique was the history they were making, as they became the first group of Chinese Jews to join Israeli army since the modern rebirth of the Jewish state. Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund's article about this unique...

Teaching Hebrew to Bnei Menashe in India

The Israeli-developed system of immersive language learning, known as the ulpan, is recognized around the world as perhaps the best methodology for quickly mastering a new tongue. But the system has not always proven successful with newcomers from some Asian and African nations, including the...

PICTURES: Subbotnik Jews of Visoky and Rodnikovskaya, Russia

Shavei Israel’s new emissary to the Subbotnik Jewish community in southern Russia, Aryeh Khodorkovsky, has been keeping busy during his first month in Visoky. He's sent us pictures of some of his activities. Also in Russia, historian Eldad Fedorchuk has just completed his visit to...