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17 July 2019 - 15 Tammuz 5779 - ט"ו תמוז ה' אלפים תשע"ט
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Bat-Mitvah celebrations for B’nei Menashe immigrants E-mail

Ten 12-year-old girls, all of whom are recent B’nei Menashe immigrants who were taken on Aliyah from India by Shavei Israel, celebrated their Bat-Mitzvah in January at a festive gathering of family and friends hosted by Girls Town Jerusalem, where they are enrolled as students.

“We were delighted to attend this very special and moving Bat-Mitzvah celebration, which symbolises the rite of passage that the girls and their families have undergone in returning to the Jewish people,” said Shavei Israel Founder and Chairman Michael Freund. “We are grateful to Girls Town Jerusalem for the warmth, love and acceptance that they have showered upon these recent immigrants, some of whom arrived here barely six months ago. May they grow up to be proud Jewish women here in the land of their ancestors, the Land of Israel.”

“We are determined to continue with our efforts until all the remaining 7,000 B’nei Menashe still in India are able to return to Zion,” he added.

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