Shavei Israel | Laura Ben-David

Author: Laura Ben-David

Fifteen Bnei Menashe couples, all of whom immigrated to Israel from Manipur, India, two months ago were remarried this week in a festive and emotional group ceremony at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Kfar Hasidim after completing their formal conversion....

Among the future leaders of the Jewish people are the several hundred attendees of the annual BBYO International Kallah seminar that takes place in a pastoral setting in the Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania. The program goes beyond the traditional classroom setting and includes interactive sessions...

What a pleasure to celebrate with Pinchas and Linor, a wedding they waited five long years for, until after they'd both made aliyah to Israel. Our own Laura Ben-David, a guest at the wedding, took these photos of the fairy-tale event....

This week 225 Bnei Menashe came on aliyah to Israel! Including 80 year-old Abel Hangshing who reunited with his brother for the first time in ten years and met great-grandchildren for the first time...

In June, Shavei Israel's offices were buzzing with activity as we faced our biggest fundraising challenge ever, facilitated by the online fundraising platform 'Charidy': To raise $270,000 in 36 hours!...

This is a very special day for Shavei Israel – after all, our name literally means “Israel Returns.” So it is with great joy that we wish all of the communities we support – and all of you who help us support those communities –...

You know those things that stir the deeply intense, raw emotions that Zionism inspires within us? Singing HaTikvah. Watching the movie ‘Exodus.’ Finding an unexpected El Al plane anywhere in the world. Hearing the Yom Hazikaron siren. Seeing IDF soldiers doing, well, just about anything; especially at a...

Lyon Fanai is one of the Bnei Menashe immigrants who, with Shavei Israel's help, made aliyah to Israel. He wrote a personal Passover "dayenu" to express his gratitude to Shavei Israel for making his life long journey possible. "That would have been enough...