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Bnei Anousim

Last week the whole world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day, designated by the UN General Assembly in 2005, sixty years after Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated by the Red Army. Jewish communities around the globe held or joined special memorial...

Shavei Israel communities, from South America to Eastern Europe, celebrated Tu B'Shevat, known as "The New Year of the Trees", and shared with us some beautiful pictures of people gathering together, learning, partying and planting trees. Here's a brief, but colorful review of these beautiful...

Rabbi Shimon Yehoshua, Shavei Israel's emissary in Colombia where he works with some 11 local communities of Bnei Anousim, recently accepted the invitation of another Jewish community in neighbouring Ecuador to visit and assist them with preparation for their formal conversion to Judaism. Ecuador has several...

Rabbi Elisha Salas continues his outreach work as the Shavei Israel emissary in South America: usually based in El Salvador, once a month he travels to neighboring countries. This week, besides his usual activities in San Salvador, such as teaching Hebrew to adults and organizing...

The Education Committee in our El Salvador Jewish community expanded its activities by appointing its members, Asher and Abigail, to teach in a local Talmud Torah and organize activities for children. The current schedule for the Talmud Torah pupils is very busy and intensive. Besides Shabbat...

Talmud Torah of the Chile community proudly congratulates three of its students for their academic achievements. Ruth, Sara and Moises Aharon were honored for excellence in their schools and received special certificates with their names. Talmud Torah is run by Rabbi and Rabbanit Latapiat, and opened...

This month our communities in El Salvador received special visitors, sent by OTS Amiel Bakehila, which is sponsored by Israel's Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. The organization, which aims to empower Jewish communities around the world and to strengthen their connection to the Jewish state, has...

This Chanukah was especially emotional and meaningful for Tuvia and Shirley Beltran from El Salvador, as they experienced one of the happiest moments of their lives: the birth of their adorable daughther, Priel Michaela. During the holiday, the Beltran family made a traditional 'simchat bat'...

Shavei Israel communities enjoyed the atmosphere of Chanukah and fascinating activities organized in their countries. For many of them, this year's experience was unique and unforgettable, such as Bnei Anousim of Cagliari, Italy, who celebrated this holiday with our new emissary in the region, Eitan...

Chanukah, the festival of lights, is here, uniting the Jewish people all over the world by its magic atmosphere of joy, hope and anticipation, as it has for millennia. Let's take a look at different traditions and celebration highlights from some of our various communities...