Bnei Menashe: Personal Stories

Shlomit Chawngthu, a young Bnei Menashe woman, immigrated to Israel in 2017 with her parents and brothers. While still in India, Shlomit completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, graduating with honors. Yet when it came time to go to school for a nursing...

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, over 100 Bnei Menashe immigrants to Israel have lost their jobs, and many more stand to lose theirs. Nathan Kipgen made aliyah (moved to Israel) with his family from northeast India in 2017, moving to Nesher, a suburb of Haifa....

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, over 100 Bnei Menashe and Chinese Jewish immigrants to Israel have lost their jobs, and many more stand to lose theirs. Rafael and Ruth Roite, both in their early 30s, made aliyah to Israel in 2016 from Mizoram in northeast India...

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...

Later this year, Shavei Israel will be bringing a large group of 250 Bnei Menashe immigrants from northeast India to Israel on Aliyah. Among them is Esther Haokip, a Manipur native, who is very excited to fulfill her dream and return to the land of...

Later this year, Shavei Israel will be bringing a large group of 250 Bnei Menashe immigrants from India to Israel on Aliyah. Among them is Jeremiah Hnamte, a Mizoram native, who is very excited to fulfill his dream and return to the land of his...

Later this year, Shavei Israel will be bringing a large group of 250 Bnei Menashe immigrants from northeast India to Israel on Aliyah. Among them is Akiva Haokip, a Manipur native, who is very excited to fulfill his dream and return to the land of...

By Mishael Dickman - Is Judaism a tradition linked directly to the Bible, taking us back to Mount Sinai, i.e., the original word of God? Or is it a general code of law that slowly evolved over the years into what it is today? ...

Lyon Fanai is one of the Bnei Menashe immigrants who, with Shavei Israel's help, made aliyah to Israel. He wrote a personal Passover "dayenu" to express his gratitude to Shavei Israel for making his life long journey possible. "That would have been enough...