Bnei Menashe: Personal Stories

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...

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...

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...

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...