Bnei Menashe Tag

As new immigrants to the country, the 257 Bnei Menashe who are at our absorption center at Nordiya (near Netanya) are actively involved in many things such as learning Hebrew, doing their formal conversion to Judaism, and preparing for their new lives in Israel.  As they...

More than fifty of the 250 recent Bnei Menashe immigrants completed their formal conversion this week by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate, rejoining the Jewish people in Zion after 2700 years of Exile. Take a little virtual visit of the Bnei Menashe at the absorption center near...

When Shlomo Haokip Telngoh was seven he dreamed of making aliyah and becoming an IDF soldier. Twenty years later, when he finally made aliyah, his age and circumstances made him ineligible for the draft. Not one to give up easily, Shlomo petitioned the army three...

Like every year, we are happy to share a visual experience of the celebrations of Sukkot in our communities around the world and in Israel! One of the fun things about working with Jewish communities around the world is the holidays. Getting a peek into...

Gabriel and Rut Hrangchal have been waiting their whole lives to make aliyah to Israel. Originally from the village of Thinghlun in Mizoram, the Hrangchals were the only Jewish family in town until they decided to move to Aizawl, in 2013, to join the Aizawl...

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...