Kaifeng Jews

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...

Three years almost to the date after Shavei Israel brought five young women from the Kaifeng Jewish community in China to Israel on Aliyah, our plans to bring another young woman were scuttled, at least temporarily, by the uncontained coronavirus, now known as Covid-19. With...

As many people know, one of Shavei Israel's many projects is curating, writing and publishing books and materials in numerous languages, translations and transliterations for our various communities across the globe. Sometimes these publications find other uses which we're more than happy to provide for....

The Kaifeng Jews are an ancient Jewish community with a rich and dramatic history. Today more and more of their descendants are interested in learning about their cultural and spiritual heritage. As part of its efforts to preserve this community and strengthen its ties...

In the framework of conferences devoted to various communities around the world that Shavei Israel works with, this week the Ma'ani Center presented a lecture on the Kaifeng Jews of China, with Eran Barzilai as a speaker. In his lecture, Eran who is Shavei's coordinator...

Nachum Segal interviewed Michael Freund, Shavei Israel's Chairman and Founder, about the Bnei Menashe Aliyah and the Jews of Kaifeng, China on live radio in Jerusalem....

Shavei Israel's Maani Center continues with a series of lectures devoted to the history and traditions of various lost and hidden Jewish communities all over the world....

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...

Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund appeared on TBN's "The Watchman" program, where he described to host Erick Stakelbeck the work Shavei Israel is doing to bring home lost tribes and Hidden Jews from around the world. Michael was joined by Yaakov Wang who Shavei Israel...