Bnei Menashe

Eleven Bnei Menashe couples, all of whom recently immigrated to Israel from northeastern India, were remarried Wednesday in a festive and emotional group ceremony at Shavei Israel’s absorption center in Nordia, near Netanya, after completing their formal conversion to Judaism by the Chief Rabbinate. The 11...

As new immigrants to the country, the 257 Bnei Menashe who are at our absorption center at Nordiya (near Netanya) are actively involved in many things such as learning Hebrew, doing their formal conversion to Judaism, and preparing for their new lives in Israel.  As they...

More than fifty of the 250 recent Bnei Menashe immigrants completed their formal conversion this week by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate, rejoining the Jewish people in Zion after 2700 years of Exile. Take a little virtual visit of the Bnei Menashe at the absorption center near...

By Michael Freund After a long and tiring flight throughout the night, the band of new immigrants emerged from the El Al plane and made their way slowly down the stairs, their senses heightened by the early-morning chill as well as the knowledge that their cherished...

When Shlomo Haokip Telngoh was seven he dreamed of making aliyah and becoming an IDF soldier. Twenty years later, when he finally made aliyah, his age and circumstances made him ineligible for the draft. Not one to give up easily, Shlomo petitioned the army three...

We’re going to be bringing 250 new immigrants. With your help it will be possible! Here’s the story of one family who is anxiously awaiting: For Ofer Kolny, 44, making aliyah has been a dream for him and his wife and their two children. A college...

We're going to be bringing 250 new immigrants by the end of December. With your help it will be possible! Here's the story of one family who is anxiously awaiting: Hanniel Haokip has lived all of his 26 years in northeast India. And yet he’s...

Like every year, we are happy to share a visual experience of the celebrations of Sukkot in our communities around the world and in Israel! One of the fun things about working with Jewish communities around the world is the holidays. Getting a peek into...

Gabriel and Rut Hrangchal have been waiting their whole lives to make aliyah to Israel. Originally from the village of Thinghlun in Mizoram, the Hrangchals were the only Jewish family in town until they decided to move to Aizawl, in 2013, to join the Aizawl...