Bnei Anusim

The Ma'ani Center of Shavei Israel presents "Tracing Your Jewish Roots Through Catholic Records and the Inquisition" with our dear friend Genie Milgrom. Genie was born in Cuba and in her conference she shares the fascinating story of her return to her heritage. Here are her...

After almost three years of research, Dr. Idan Pérez has edited and published the Sidur Catalunya. The prayer book is based on six manuscripts from the 14th-16th centuries and constitutes the recovery of the ancient Nussach Catalunya , the Jewish custom of the prayers used...

As part of the expanded Shavei Israel online programming to provide services for our communities throughout the world, we have been holding a wonderful Zoom series in Spanish. In the following excerpt, hear from Federico Pipman, who made aliyah from Argentina 11 years ago, as...

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...