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Bnei Anousim Tag

This week, El Salvador community celebrated a very special event - the birth of a baby girl. The baby's name is Débora Margalit bat Yoseph and Ruth, and we're happy to share some photos taken at the party organized by her family. Rabbi Elisha Salas,...

Dani Limor, head of the "Mapping Jewish communities around the world" project of Israel's Diaspora Affairs Ministry, traveled to South America recently where he visited with a number of Shavei Israel communities. The purpose of his visit to El Salvador and Colombia was to get acquainted...

Rabbi Shimon Yehoshua, Shavei Israel's emissary in Colombia where he works with some 11 local communities of Bnei Anousim, recently accepted the invitation of another Jewish community in neighbouring Ecuador to visit and assist them with preparation for their formal conversion to Judaism. Ecuador has several...

Rabbi Elisha Salas continues his outreach work as the Shavei Israel emissary in South America: usually based in El Salvador, once a month he travels to neighboring countries. This week, besides his usual activities in San Salvador, such as teaching Hebrew to adults and organizing...

The Education Committee in our El Salvador Jewish community expanded its activities by appointing its members, Asher and Abigail, to teach in a local Talmud Torah and organize activities for children. The current schedule for the Talmud Torah pupils is very busy and intensive. Besides Shabbat...

This month our communities in El Salvador received special visitors, sent by OTS Amiel Bakehila, which is sponsored by Israel's Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. The organization, which aims to empower Jewish communities around the world and to strengthen their connection to the Jewish state, has...

Chanukah, the festival of lights, is here, uniting the Jewish people all over the world by its magic atmosphere of joy, hope and anticipation, as it has for millennia. Let's take a look at different traditions and celebration highlights from some of our various communities...

The historical musical about Bnei Anousim. Recently there's been a surge in interest in the story of the Bnei Anousim - descendants of those forcibly converted during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. In fact, it has increased so much that it is reflected in many...

With just days before Rosh HaShanah and the beginning of the next 5779 year in accordance with the Jewish calendar, the Shavei Israel communities share with us some pictures of them getting ready for the High Holiday season. We invite you to enjoy some of...

An incredible, personal account of a 'Chueta' Jew in Palma de Mallorca on the long-overdue recognition and memorial of the Chuetas Jews who were executed by the Inquisition in 1691....