Amishav is currently dealing with four main challenges:
Amishav is promoting research & publications on Jewish Diasporas around the world.
Initiating contacts and actions to restore communities to Judaism and Israel.
After the discovery of the Bnei Menashe community in India, there are other
communities around the world that might have Jewish roots
(descending from the 10 lost tribes) and the aim is to find these groups.
The purpose of this project is to study variouscommunities around the world and find their connection to Judaism.
2. Since the Kuki-Chin-Mizo tribe in northeast India discovered their unique connection to Judaism,
many have succeeded in coming to Israel, undergoing an orthodox conversion and living in the Jewish state.
But 3000 members of the community still remain in India and yearn to come home. Amishav aims to help those
remaining in India come to Israel and join their families who are already here.
We are looking to raise the specific funds required to currently bring 40 families (200 people) to Israel and help them settle here.
- Lobbying for the welfare of the Bnei Menashe community in Israel through Knesset legislation
When members of the Bnei Menashe community arrived in Israel they had to undergo orthodox conversion
and in the meantime were denied assistance provided to immigrants.
They were forced to take up low paying jobs and suffered social isolation.We hope that through Knesset legislation
we will be able to improve the situation of the Bnei Menashe in Israel and provide them with the basic assistance to
which they are entitled,enabling them to work in decent jobs and provide for their families.
Research has been done in recent years on the Pathans in Afghanistan and Pakistan,
connecting them to the Jewish People.
Amishav plans to bring 2-3 Pathans to Israel and accompany them through their conversion process.
This project will include a student scholarship for three years