Ma’ani Center

Shavei Israel is excited and proud to be partnering with the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA) and opening an English language Ulpan Giyur (Jewish conversion course) in Jerusalem, under the auspices of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.  Shavei Israel Founder and Chairman Michael Freund said Shavei Israel...

It was a pleasant surprise for me, a Sephardic Jew who never had to fight to preserve her Judaism, to attend a conference on "The Lost Tribes of Israel," which took place on November 24 at the Ma'ani Center in Jerusalem. Edith Blaustein, Deputy Director-General of Administration...

Just in time for our annual toast to the Jewish new year, Shavei Israel's "Ma'ani Center", a collaboration with Israel's Ministry of Culture and Sport, inaugurated the beautiful photo exhibit "From India to Israel: A Photographic Journey" with magnificent works of photographers Laura Ben-David and...

This week the Ma'ani Center, along with Israel's Ministry of Culture, presented Esther Astrug, as she shared her extraordinary story to a Spanish-speaking audience; the latest in the series of conferences devoted to various lost and hidden Jewish communities around the world. Esther, who converted...

The Ma’Ani Center of Shavei Israel continues its series of educational and inspiring conferences. These programs are dedicated to various communities all over the globe that lead Jewish lifestyles and reconnect with their lost heritage with the support of our emissaries and teachers. This week...

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...

This week, the Ma'ani Center of Shavei Israel brought to the public a conference devoted to the life and personality of Dona Gracia Mendes Nasi, one of the wealthiest and most outstanding Jewish women in Rennaisance Europe. During the lecture, the speaker, Mr. Giorra Barak,...

This week, a new conference on Subbotnik Jews, devoted to the history and current state of the community, took place in the Maani Center of Shavei Israel. The speaker was Dr. Velvl Chernin, and he shared with the audience historical facts and personal stories of...

This year, women of Beit Shemesh community started their preparations for Passover early and on a positive note: by joining a special culinary evening organized by Shavei Israel in the framework of Ma'ani centerI, its heritage project. Tova Filchagova, the community leader who made aliyah...

Matzah is an integral part of the Passover Seder everywhere. Although today this product is easily purchased even in the most distant Jewish communities of the globe, only a few decades ago, not everyone could afford to buy it in sufficient quantities for the holiday....