First ‘eruv’ in Belmonte, Portugal in 522 years

The recent innovation in the life of the Belmonte community not only made this Yom Kippur special - it is going to improve the quality of Jewish life for all upcoming Shabbats of this new Jewish year. Now the local Bnei Anousim (descendants of forced...

Today, Bnei Menashe community leaders gathered in Shavei Israel's |Jerusalem offices for a special inaugural meeting of the Bnei Menashe Advisory Committee. The committee united more than a dozen men and women from different Bnei Menashe communities all over Israel and was established to exchange...

This month almost fifty rabbis from across Europe, including Shavei's Rabbi Dawid Szychowski and Rabbi Yehoshua Ellis from Poland, participated in an important seminar organized by the Conference of European Rabbis (CER) in London. The seminar was devoted to the issues of supporting victims of...

In anticipation of Rosh Hashanah, Shavei Israel provided its communities in different parts of the world with nice gifts that helped them to get ready for the holiday. Among them Polish Jews of Lodz, Gdansk and Wroclaw who received brand new machzorim (prayer books) for...

Just in time for our annual toast to the Jewish new year, Shavei Israel's "Ma'ani Center", a collaboration with Israel's Ministry of Culture and Sport, inaugurated the beautiful photo exhibit "From India to Israel: A Photographic Journey" with magnificent works of photographers Laura Ben-David and...

This week, Shavei Israel communities all over the world together with all of world Jewry celebrated the beginning of the new, 5780th Jewish year - Rosh Hashanah. From Ecuador and Colombia to Portugal and Poland, people gathered in the synagogues and community centers to listen...

In anticipation of the High Holidays, Jewish communities all over the world immerse themselves in studying, praying and preparations for Rosh Hashanah. Bnei Anousim communities of South America are no exception; in particular, the Bnei Anousim of Chile participated in a special Torah study marathon...

Among the many emotional and exciting stories of people coming to Israel for Aliyah despite personal and financial hardships, the case of the Mizrachi family is exceptional. The couple met in Colombia where Avi, an Israeli Jew, was visiting in 1999. He and Liliana, who is Colombian and...

This Jewish month of Elul became special for the Bnei Anousim community of Cali, Colombia. Recently, they celebrated the hachnasat Sefer Torah – (dedication of a new Torah scroll), the third one acquired by this community. Traditionally this is a festive ceremony with music and...

The Kaifeng Jews are an ancient Jewish community with a rich and dramatic history. Today more and more of their descendants are interested in learning about their cultural and spiritual heritage. As part of its efforts to preserve this community and strengthen its ties...