Bnei Menashe

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...

Recently Avi Mizrahi, the Bnei Menashe Project Director at Shavei Israel, met with Yoel Hadad, the Director of Aliyah and Absorption in the city of Tiberias to get an exciting new initiative underway. The program, a joint project of Shavei Israel, the city of Tiberias,...

It is a common occurrence for staff at Shavei Israel to deliver speeches and presentations at communities, schools and programs around the world. Of late, with the coronavirus pandemic, these programs have largely migrated to the virtual world via Zoom and other online webinar delivery...

As part of the cutural preservation of lost and hidden Jewish communities at Ma'ani Center (Mercaz Ma'ani), we have multiple exhibits at our Jerusalem center. Currently, we are exhibiting beautiful photos and artifacts of the Bnei Menashe, from northeast India. The objects include musical instruments,...

It's not every day that you meet someone who made Aliyah to Israel less than three years ago, learned fluent Hebrew and battled the Israel Defense Forces for the right to perform combat service even though she was past the age for eligibility. But Ayala...

As part of the Israel Bible Scholar Interviews, Rabbi Tuly Weisz, of Israel365, speaks with Michael Freund about aliyah and the Lost Tribes of Israel, especially the remarkable journey and return of the Bnei Menashe. https://youtu.be/pfUmMN_qIkc ...

India is a melting pot of tradition and culture. Every state in India has its own unique cuisine and dishes, and the Bnei Menashe have their own spin on the local cuisine. This sweet pastry is a favorite of the Bnei Menashe. Pastry:1 kg all-purpose flour10...