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Fifteen Jewish families in Guatemala City with nowhere else to go came together to build the Shaar Hashamaim Bnei Anousim (Converso) community. Among the community leaders, without whom Shaar Hashamaim may not have come to be, is Juan Alfredo Gutierrez, and his wife, Liza Salguero...

This week a beautiful new photo exhibit opened, at AACI headquarters in Jerusalem, entitled 'Camaraderie.' Among the exhibitors was Laura Ben-David, Shavei's director of marketing and new media. Laura's photos are devoted to the journey of the Bnei Menashe, from northeast India to Israel, and reflected...

Among the future leaders of the Jewish people are the several hundred attendees of the annual BBYO International Kallah seminar that takes place in a pastoral setting in the Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania. The program goes beyond the traditional classroom setting and includes interactive sessions...

What a pleasure to celebrate with Pinchas and Linor, a wedding they waited five long years for, until after they'd both made aliyah to Israel. Our own Laura Ben-David, a guest at the wedding, took these photos of the fairy-tale event....

Sarah H. is from USA. She’ll be starting her studies at Columbia University in just a few weeks. Aria Smordin is from Vancouver, Canada. She will be joining the Israel Defense Forces later this fall. But for two weeks this past July, Sarah and Aria...

It is not surprising to hear that Jewish life in Italy through the ages constitute a rich chapter within Jewish history. We could easily grasp its dimension by just mentioning such luminaries as Leone Ebreo (Don Yehuda Abarbanel), the celebrated medieval thinker, Rabbi Moshe Chaim...

There was a lot of dough at a recent Rosh Chodesh (first of the month) event in Maalot. The type that turns into bread; challah, to be specific. This special "hafrashat challah" or separating challah event was with Rabanit Tali Kook. It took place in the...

The Bnei Anousim community in San Salvador held a festive Hanukah party last week with games and presents, plus a typical El Salvadoran food called "Pupuzas," made of cornmeal stuffed with mozzarella and black beans (kosher of course). We have pictures and video....

We’re back – with more incredible pictures of Hanukah celebrations around the Shavei Israel world. Last week we took you to India, Poland, Colombia, Chile and China. This week, we return to a few of those locations, plus add some new ones. The holiday may...

Hanukah was bursting out all over the Shavei Israel Jewish world - communities that Shavei Israel works with have held candle lightings, sung songs, eaten Hanukah donuts and, in general, illuminated the dark December skies with Hanukah joy. Check out this amazing selection of photos...