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Bnei Anousim

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...

Jews of Cagliari, the capital of the island of Sardinia southwest of Italy, have a rich and ancient history that dates back to the era of the Roman empire. Since then, the community survived times of prosperity and decline until it ceased to exist as...

Yael Mendoza, Shavei Israel's volunteer in Colombia, continues sending us inspiring updates and colorful photos from different Jewish communities she's already visited in the framework of her travel program. This week's location was Baranquilla - a city in northern Colombia - where Yael organized pre-Chanukah activities,...

Recently, the incredible talented Sharon Katz and Avital Macales, of the Woman's Performance Community of Jerusalem, presented the premiere of an incredible, and original musical "Hidden: The Secret Jews of Spain" based on "The Family Aguilar" novel by Rabbi Marcus Lehmann and telling a story...

Recently, Jewish communities all over the world participated in the annual Global Day of Jewish Learning, an initiative of the Aleph Society and Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. The event was established in 2010, and this year's theme was Extraordinary Passages: Texts and Travels . As usual,...

This week our Colombian communities hosted two conferences with Rabbi Amram Amsalem as a speaker organized by the ACIC - Asociación de Comunidades Israelitas de Colombia (Association of Jewish Communities of Colombia). The two events were attended by local Bnei Anousim and devoted to the...

Yael Mendoza, Shavei's volunteer in Colombia, continues her exciting trip across the country and is planning to visit all 11 communities of Bnei Anousim! You may have read about her stay in Bogota where all were impressed by the warm reception she received by the community...

This week, Mr. Ishai Avalos Artiga and Mrs. Elisheva Reyes de Avalos from Armenia, El Salvador, celebrated their daugther's bat mitzvah by organizing a joyous and emotional event for the local community. Shavei Israel wishes a big mazal tov to young Hadassah and is happy...

The historical musical about Bnei Anousim. Recently there's been a surge in interest in the story of the Bnei Anousim - descendants of those forcibly converted during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. In fact, it has increased so much that it is reflected in many...