Bnei Anousim

Shavei Israel communities from different parts of the world shared photos with us of them at services and in mourning for the destruction of the Temples and remembering other tragedies in Jewish history that happened on Tisha B’Av, the annual fast day. As customary on...

Ecuador today has a number of young and developing communities of Bnei Anousim (descendants of those forcibly converted during the Spanish Inquisition), each of them numbering at least a few dozen people eager to learn more about Torah and Jewish tradition, and reconnect with their...

We work with many communities around the world and occasionally will profile some of the amazing locals who volunteer as representatives. These generous individuals help us organize our activities in the best way possible, and reach more people in their respective regions. One of these...

David Peretz is a twelve-year-old Jewish boy in Jerusalem, who, like other Jewish boys his age, is preparing for his bar mitzvah. However, David’s story is quite different from most other Jewish boys his age.  David and his family are from Ecuador, and their road to...

We work with many communities around the world and occasionally will profile some of the amazing locals who volunteer as representatives. These generous individuals help us organize our activities in the best way possible, and reach more people in their respective regions. One of these...

Italy has a rich culinary tradition and has always been known for its various and delicious cuisine, with traditional Jewish food being an integral part of it. Considering the presence of the Jewish community in Calabria and it’s consequent influence on local culture, this year...

We work with many communities around the world and occasionally will profile some of the amazing locals who volunteer as representatives. These generous individuals help us organize our activities in the best way possible, and reach more people in their respective regions. One of these...

There are many people without whom Shavei Israel's activities to reconnect Jews and Jewish descendants to their roots wouldn't be so effective and successful: these are our representatives and community leaders all over the globe. One of these special people is Miquel Segura Aguilo from...

Shavei Israel's extremely popular book "Do you have Jewish Roots?", a practical guide to discover one's Jewish heritage, available as a free ebook in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, is now available for purchase in hard-copy in Italian, in addition to Spanish and Portuguese. You can...

This week, the Ma'ani Center of Shavei Israel launched a new series of conferences for Bnei Anousim and all those interested in their fascinating history. At the monthly meetings the participants are to share their personal experiences describing their reconnection to their Jewish roots and...