Bnei Menashe Tag

This week, after a four-month closure due to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, houses of worship have begun opening in India, including the Bnei Menashe Khovevei Tzion synagogue in Mizoram. Asriel Pachau, secretary of the Khovevei Tzion community, saw the closure from a positive perspective...

Shlomit Chawngthu, a young Bnei Menashe woman, immigrated to Israel in 2017 with her parents and brothers. While still in India, Shlomit completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, graduating with honors. Yet when it came time to go to school for a nursing...

Emuna and Shimrit are both Bnei Menashe young women who made aliyah to Israel at the same time, June 2014, from Churachandpour, in Manipur, in northeast India. Knowing this, and seeing them together wearing skirts of the identical traditional family fabric, you would think that...

After a lot of changes and adjustments due to the coronavirus situation, including last minute modifications and adaptations, we finally managed to meet with Steven Klein, a professor at Ben Gurion University, and his students, who were on a Jewish cultural trip to several communities...

Mazal tov! Now that people are slowly starting to go back to quasi-normal, weddings and other festivities are taking place frequently. This wedding, with a small number of guests, celebrates the marriage of Yehuda Hanmte of Nof Hagalil, who made Aliyah to Israel in 2014...

Way back in January, a Melbourne, Australia-based student-run organization called Zooz reached out to Shavei Israel about having someone speak to their students about Lost and Hidden Jews. Our March date was pushed off, as so many other things were due to coronavirus and other...

Ya’ara Namte, a young woman from the Bnei Menashe community was awarded a special prize at an event at the President’s House in Jerusalem for her contribution to Bnei Menashe youth in helping them integrate into Israeli life. The prize was exceptional not just for what she...

Laura Ben David, Shavei's director of marketing and new media, visited a number of Scandinavian Jewish communities as part of her volunteer work for OTS Amiel Bakehila under the sponsorship of Israel's Ministry of the Diaspora. In her most recent travels to Scandinavia, she had...

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...