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Recently, Shavei Israel’s Founder & Chairman Michael Freund had the opportunity of attending the formal acceptance ceremony of Iris Sarg, a former model and actress from France, at the Rabbinical Conversion Court in Jerusalem.  “Attending a person's conversion is always an inspiring and moving experience, particularly...

Our communities all over South America just celebrated Rosh Hashana, along with the rest of the Jewish world. In Colombia, our emissary Rabbi Shimon Yehoshua organized food gifts and packages for people going through challenging times during the coronavirus pandemic. In Chile, our emissary Rabbi...

Our Parsha starts out with two mitzvot (commandments) that are unique to living in the land of Israel: offering of the first fruits and the clearing out of tithes. Both of these are mitzvot performed in joy and celebrate the wealth that G-d has blessed...

Gabriel and Rut Hrangchal have been waiting their whole lives to make aliyah to Israel. Originally from the village of Thinghlun in Mizoram, the Hrangchals were the only Jewish family in town until they decided to move to Aizawl, in 2013, to join the Aizawl...

Shavei Israel works with many communities around the world, which is made possible thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers. On the flip side, there are also many communities that work with Shavei, including in Scandinavia. One of our most...

Recently Avi Mizrahi, the Bnei Menashe Project Director at Shavei Israel, met with Yoel Hadad, the Director of Aliyah and Absorption in the city of Tiberias to get an exciting new initiative underway. The program, a joint project of Shavei Israel, the city of Tiberias,...

It is a common occurrence for staff at Shavei Israel to deliver speeches and presentations at communities, schools and programs around the world. Of late, with the coronavirus pandemic, these programs have largely migrated to the virtual world via Zoom and other online webinar delivery...

As part of the cutural preservation of lost and hidden Jewish communities at Ma'ani Center (Mercaz Ma'ani), we have multiple exhibits at our Jerusalem center. Currently, we are exhibiting beautiful photos and artifacts of the Bnei Menashe, from northeast India. The objects include musical instruments,...

(Cookie recipe below) As part of the modified programs during the coronavirus pandemic, all of our communities have resorted to creativity to keep their members engaged. In Chile a fun, creative - and tasty! - project got thirteen children, aged 6-14, involved. Enjoy seeing their delighted...

It's not every day that you meet someone who made Aliyah to Israel less than three years ago, learned fluent Hebrew and battled the Israel Defense Forces for the right to perform combat service even though she was past the age for eligibility. But Ayala...