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Where in the world is Shavei Israel’s emissary?

Rabbi Shimon Yehoshua, Shavei Israel's emissary in Colombia where he works with some 11 local communities of Bnei Anousim, recently accepted the invitation of another Jewish community in neighbouring Ecuador to visit and assist them with preparation for their formal conversion to Judaism. Ecuador has several...

While Israel felt only a slight touch of snowy winter this year, the town of Vysoki, South Russia, is totally covered with snow. The local community shared with us some pictures of locals removing the snow from the entrance to the synagogue, that was built...

Rabbi Elisha Salas continues his outreach work as the Shavei Israel emissary in South America: usually based in El Salvador, once a month he travels to neighboring countries. This week, besides his usual activities in San Salvador, such as teaching Hebrew to adults and organizing...

'This generation has experienced an extraordinary miracle, foreseen by the prophet Ezekiel in his vision', states the musical anthem of the Bnei Menashe, an important part of their ethnic and cultural heritage expressing their love and devotion to the Land of Israel. Indeed, public interest...

Over the last 10 years Dr. Steven and Beth Weiss have been interested in the subject of the Jewish Diaspora in the Caribbean. They are not archaeologists or historians, rather are both in the medical profession. Steven is a pediatrician and Beth is a pediatric...

The Education Committee in our El Salvador Jewish community expanded its activities by appointing its members, Asher and Abigail, to teach in a local Talmud Torah and organize activities for children. The current schedule for the Talmud Torah pupils is very busy and intensive. Besides Shabbat...

Talmud Torah of the Chile community proudly congratulates three of its students for their academic achievements. Ruth, Sara and Moises Aharon were honored for excellence in their schools and received special certificates with their names. Talmud Torah is run by Rabbi and Rabbanit Latapiat, and opened...

Hanoch Haokip is not your typical eleven-year-old. Hailing from the Bnei Menashe community, the defender/midfielder in the Youth B division of HaPoel Migdal Haemek has already been marked as a promising soccer player. Haokip plays under the training of Shimon Bouskila in the Youth B division...

This month our communities in El Salvador received special visitors, sent by OTS Amiel Bakehila, which is sponsored by Israel's Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. The organization, which aims to empower Jewish communities around the world and to strengthen their connection to the Jewish state, has...

This Chanukah was especially emotional and meaningful for Tuvia and Shirley Beltran from El Salvador, as they experienced one of the happiest moments of their lives: the birth of their adorable daughther, Priel Michaela. During the holiday, the Beltran family made a traditional 'simchat bat'...