Bnei Menashe Tag

When children 'come of age' in Judaism they are, in fact, still quite young. It is quite understandable for these barely teenagers to be focused on friends, phones and fun...

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...

As the Jewish High Holidays approach, a special tradition of reciting Selichot (communal prayers for Divine forgiveness) is followed. The Selichot are said every day until the end of the High Holidays, which begin with Rosh Hashana and conclude with Yom Kippur, the Day of...

Earlier this week, the Jeff Seidel Student Center in Tel Aviv was packed with college-age students from the United States, Europe and South America. These students, doing either a semester or a year abroad at Tel Aviv University, came to hear our own Laura Ben-David...

It's that time of year again: when the Jewish world puts on a happy face - literally. When the masks come off, it's nothing but smiles as Jewish communities everywhere celebrate the holiday of Purim. And we've got the photos to prove it. Here are...

Ten 12-year-old girls, all of whom are recent Bnei Menashe immigrants brought on Aliya from India by Shavei Israel, celebrated their Bat Mitzvah recently at a festive gathering of family and friends hosted by Girls Town Jerusalem where they are enrolled as students. "We were delighted...

'This generation has experienced an extraordinary miracle, foreseen by the prophet Ezekiel in his vision', states the musical anthem of the Bnei Menashe, an important part of their ethnic and cultural heritage expressing their love and devotion to the Land of Israel. Indeed, public interest...

Hanoch Haokip is not your typical eleven-year-old. Hailing from the Bnei Menashe community, the defender/midfielder in the Youth B division of HaPoel Migdal Haemek has already been marked as a promising soccer player. Haokip plays under the training of Shimon Bouskila in the Youth B division...