Michael Freund interviewed on “Nothing Left” radio program

Shavei Israel Chairman was interviewed on Australia's "Nothing Left" radio program. Nothing Left addresses issues of Israel advocacy and other topics of interest to the Jewish community. Previous guests have including David Hazony, Isi Liebler, Jonathan Tobin and David Bedein. On this episode, Michael Freund discusses Shavei Israel's history...

Mendel Kingbol just celebrated his 90th birthday, making him one of the oldest Bnei Menashe to make aliyah from India. But even more impressive: of Mendel’s 58 grandchildren (yes, you read that right), 43 of them live in Israel. The remaining 15 are still in the...

What’s more festive than a Jewish wedding? When the couple are both members of the Bnei Menashe community and came all the way from India to Israel to meet their beshert (their intended one). The bride Leah, 24, made aliyah with Shavei Israel’s help in 2007...

The Jewish community of Belmonte, Portugal, knows how to celebrate Shabbat with gusto. Here are a few photos from a recent Friday before sundown with Shavei Israel's emissary to the community, Rabbi Elisha Salas, who gives some of the men an impromptu lesson in tying the knots on...

Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund was interviewed on Israel's IBA News in English following his historic meeting last month with Pope Francis in Poland. You can listen to the audio here. [audio mp3="http://shavei.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Interview-with-IBA-English-News-meeting-with-Pope.mp3"][/audio] And read Michael's account of his meeting with the pope from The Jerusalem Post...

Over the past two years, a series of disturbing developments has taken place in Kaifeng, China, one that threatens the future of the city's tiny Chinese Jewish community. Inexplicably, certain local authorities have launched what can only be described as a crackdown on any expression...

With a healthy does of excitement and anticipation, the 2016-17 school year in Israel has begun. For the Bnei Menashe immigrant children there are many unique challenges and therefore numerous creative solutions. In each Israeli community where Bnei Menashe live, Shavei Israel has worked together with the municipalities and...

When Shavei Israel announced the publication last week of its new book in Spanish, Do You Have Jewish Roots?, we expected a few hundred people to request a free download of the eBook version. But within 48 hours, so many people had clicked to receive...

There was a lot of dough at a recent Rosh Chodesh (first of the month) event in Maalot. The type that turns into bread; challah, to be specific. This special "hafrashat challah" or separating challah event was with Rabanit Tali Kook. It took place in the...

Shavei Israel is proud of the 270 Bnei Menashe who have settled in Maalot in the north of Israel.  Watch this exciting and very moving celebration of Bnei Menashe accomplishments at Yeshivat Maalot in honor of the completion of a professional course of study by a number...