Bnei Anusim

Yitzchak De Oliveira is our representative in Portugal and responsible for Shavei Israel’s ‘Anusim House’ in the city of Belmonte. Recently, Yitzchak was certified as a kashrut supervisor, and participated in the production process and eventually the presentation of the new Castelo Rodrigo wine. In November, the...

Like other organizations around the world, Shavei Israel has had to completely shift operations in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Our communities around the world have risen to the challenge, setting up online conferences and programs, such as this one hosted in Ecuador by Rabbi...

Shavei Israel’s Deputy Director-General of Administration, Edith Blaustein, gave a special lecture about the Lost Tribes, and other groups with historical affinity for Judaism and the Jewish people plus Shavei Israel’s activities with and for these special communities. Equally special was the audience for the lecture:...

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’shvat is also known as “Rosh Hashana for the Trees.” As we celebrate, in Israel and around the world, people enjoy the fruit of the trees - especially those of the seven species of Israel. Another ubiquitous Tu Beshevat activity...

Behind every story are the personalities that make them happen. The story of the Shavei Israel visitor center in Belmonte, Portugal is no exception. The personality behind it is Ytzjak López de Oliveira. Ytzjak López de Oliveira is in charge of Casa Anusim, the Shavei Israel...

The Ma'ani Center, sponsored by Shavei Israel and the Office of the Ministry of Culture, and with the backing of “Higanu Habaita” (“We Arrived Home”; meetings for and by new immigrants to support diverse cultures and communities, share experiences, as well as to make new friends) hosted a presentation by the researcher Mrs. Eugenia Farin Levy, author of four...