Menashe Organization Convenes
The newly settled Shinlung immigrants in Israel have received wide praise for their industriousness and intelligence. Now they can also be praised for their organizational skills.
In his opening speech, the chairman of the Shevet (tribe) Menashe community, Mr. Sharon Benjamin, noted that the organization would function to enable the members to get to know one another better (since they are scattered all over Israel), to determine how the group can function more effectively and cooperate more fully with Rabbi Avichail, and to determine how they could help the families yet to come.
Plans include learning about fundraising, learning to give tzedakah, informing the Israeli government about the Shevet Menashe, and “forgetting our sub-tribes and living in peace since we are a family.”