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The Portuguese town of Belmonte has renovated and reopened its Jewish museum, which is the largest in the world about Bnei Anousim. The project had a budget of $350,000 and was timed to be ready for the annual European Days of Jewish Culture project which...

It’s back! By popular demand, Shavei Israel is once again producing a beautiful Jewish calendar chock full of photos from the lost and “hidden” communities with whom we work. You’ll learn more about our communities in China, Colombia, India, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Russia, El Salvador,...

The Bnei Anousim of Portugal have a new Hebrew teacher: Shoshana Hovav. Teaching in Portugal is a homecoming of sorts for Hovav, who can trace her family back to the Portuguese Jewish community, prior to its expulsion in the 15th century....

Who doesn't love a good bonfire? There were plenty of them this week as the Jewish world celebrated Lag B'Omer, the 33rd day of the period between Passover and the holiday of Shavuot. We have photos of medurot (Hebrew for bonfire) from Shavei Israel communities...

Last week we told you about a new online class Shavei Israel is starting for Spanish and Portuguese speakers. The response was overwhelming: more than 800 people subscribed in the hours after we posted our announcement of the class. That's three times our prediction....

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’shvat is known as “Rosh Hashana for the Trees.” And what says “new year” more than a resolution to start something new – which in the case of trees would be planting. Portuguese Bnei Anousim took to the fields in...

Portugal recently inaugurated the “Rede de Juderias,” a new tourist trail that passes through a number of historic Jewish sites in the country. Shavei Israel's emissary Rabbi Elisha Salas has been advising the Portuguese government. He was in Israel recently to promote the Jewish heritage...

Looking for kosher cheese in Portugal? Head to Belmonte where Shavei Israel’s emissary Rabbi Elisha Salas is supervising a new line of kosher sheep cheese. This is not Rabbi Salas’s first dip into cheese-making. He has supervised cheese production in Trancoso, another Portuguese city with...