Bnei Menashe

As we all know, the world is currently grappling with the unprecedented threat posed by the coronavirus and this of course has affected Shavei Israel and its communities around the globe. Our staff and emissaries are continuing to work, albeit remotely, with our lost and...

Am-Shalem Singson, a 28-year Bnei Menashe immigrant originally from Manipur, India, was attacked Saturday in Tiberias by assailants who thought he was Chinese and blamed him for the coronavirus outbreak. The assailants shoved Singson to the ground and kicked him repeatedly while screaming “corona corona.” Singson was...

Ya’ara Namte, a young woman from the Bnei Menashe community was awarded a special prize at an event at the President’s House in Jerusalem for her contribution to Bnei Menashe youth in helping them integrate into Israeli life. The prize was exceptional not just for what she...

Members of the Bnei Menashe community in the Galilee region participated in a Tu B'Shvat activity together with students of the Hesder Yeshiva and members of the Torah-Zionist 'garin'. This event, which takes place on the week of Tu B'Shvat, has become a tradition and seeks...

When children 'come of age' in Judaism they are, in fact, still quite young. It is quite understandable for these barely teenagers to be focused on friends, phones and fun...

Last week the whole Jewish world in Israel and diaspora celebrated Sukkot - one of shalosh regalim, the three Pilgrimage Festivals, - when it's customary to sit in the sukkah, a temporary hut used during the holiday week for sleeping and having festive meals. Shavei...

Today, Bnei Menashe community leaders gathered in Shavei Israel's |Jerusalem offices for a special inaugural meeting of the Bnei Menashe Advisory Committee. The committee united more than a dozen men and women from different Bnei Menashe communities all over Israel and was established to exchange...

In anticipation of Rosh Hashanah, Shavei Israel provided its communities in different parts of the world with nice gifts that helped them to get ready for the holiday. Among them Polish Jews of Lodz, Gdansk and Wroclaw who received brand new machzorim (prayer books) for...

Just in time for our annual toast to the Jewish new year, Shavei Israel's "Ma'ani Center", a collaboration with Israel's Ministry of Culture and Sport, inaugurated the beautiful photo exhibit "From India to Israel: A Photographic Journey" with magnificent works of photographers Laura Ben-David and...

As the Jewish High Holidays approach, a special tradition of reciting Selichot (communal prayers for Divine forgiveness) is followed. The Selichot are said every day until the end of the High Holidays, which begin with Rosh Hashana and conclude with Yom Kippur, the Day of...