Personal Stories

We work with many communities around the world and occasionally will profile some of the amazing locals who volunteer as representatives. These generous individuals help us organize our activities in the best way possible, and reach more people in their respective regions. One of these...

Elon first served as chazan in his local community in northeast India, later becoming a mohel, circumcising over 1000 Bnei Menashe kids to date....

We work with many communities around the world and occasionally will profile some of the amazing locals who volunteer as representatives. These generous individuals help us organize our activities in the best way possible, and reach more people in their respective regions. One of these...

There are many people without whom Shavei Israel's activities to reconnect Jews and Jewish descendants to their roots wouldn't be so effective and successful: these are our representatives and community leaders all over the globe. One of these special people is Miquel Segura Aguilo from...

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...

The countdown to November’s #OperationMenashe aliyah flights from India is ticking fast – just one week and 162 Bnei Menashe will be winging their way from Manipur to their new homes in Israel. One particular woman can barely contain her excitement. Chen Kongsai made aliyah...

Avi Hangshing made aliyah from India in 2000 with other members of the Bnei Menashe, fulfilling a lifelong dream. But he never imagined he'd find himself taking a selfie with a member of the Israeli Knesset. But that's what happened this Jerusalem Day. ...

All across Spain and Portugal there are empty indentations on the upper right hand side of door frames upon entering a home. This is where a mezuza was once placed, and it’s a sign that the home once belonged to a Jewish family. A Shavei...