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Dortmund and Moscow meet at the Western Wall

Children of Soviet-raised parents who moved to Germany complete year of preparatory learning, visit Israel on group bar/bat mitzvah trip.

Dortmund and Moscow meet at the Western Wall

Avigail's conversion: From choosing a school to World Bnei Akiva

Avigail Minster speaks to Israel National News about the path that led her from discovering Judaism to converting over a decade later.

Avigail's conversion: From choosing a school to World Bnei Akivaplayer

110 World Bnei Akiva members arrive for a year in Israel

The new arrivals, who come from Australia and South Africa, will join two different programs that will continue over the course of the year.

110 World Bnei Akiva members arrive for a year in Israel

Fun, Snow, Zionism & COVID regulations at the World Bnei Akiva winter camps

We spoke with World Bnei Akiva representatives from Chile, Australia and Antwerp, summing up the fun and content-packed winter camps. Watch.

Fun, Snow, Zionism & COVID regulationsplayer

Changes in the Bnei Akiva World Council

Bnei Akiva World Council convenes for its year-end summary and to make a number of changes to the composition of the council.

Changes in the Bnei Akiva World Council

Operation Flight to Israel

World Bnei Akiva flies counselors from England to Israel - just before the skies close.

Operation Flight to Israel

World Bnei Akiva thanks outgoing Diaspora Affairs Minister

World Bnei Akiva thanks outgoing Diaspora Affairs Min. Yankelevitch, says she was 'central' in supporting Jewish communities worldwide.

World Bnei Akiva thanks outgoing Diaspora Affairs Minister

Yom Hazikaron: International joint study set to take place in Israel and around the world

The initiative will function in many languages, including Hebrew, English, Spanish, Russian and French, allowing mass global participation.

World Union of Orthodox Synagogues sets for Yom HaZikaron studyplayer

World Bnei Akiva embraces the Israeli medical teams in Italy

World  Bnei Akiva emissaries surprise Israeli delegation in Italy to help with coronavirus.

 World Bnei Akiva embraces the Israeli medical teams in Italy

40 Bnei Akiva emissaries sent around the world

World Bnei Akiva movement completes training of 40 'Shlichim' to support Jewish communities around the world.

40 Bnei Akiva emissaries sent around the world

World Bnei Akiva - the largest Jewish youth group in the world

"Thousands of people from all over made aliyah due to the values they received from us. Now's the time to give back."

World Bnei Akiva - the largest Jewish youth group in the worldplayer

Help World Bnei Akiva help Diaspora Jews through the pandemic

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Bnei Akiva emissaries around the world remained in their host countries to keep Jewish communal life alive

World Bnei Akiva helping Diaspora Jews through the pandemicplayer

Watch: The winning song of the Jewrovision Song Contest

Bnei Akiva Amsterdam branch wins singing competition among Jewish communities around the world.

Watch: The winning song of the Jewrovision Song Contestplayer

Former World Bnei Akiva head was 'a man of Torah and Avodah in heart and soul'

World Bnei Akiva mourns passing of former leader, Yitzhak Stiglitz. 'Thousands worldwide will accompany him from afar.'

'A man of Torah and Avodah in heart and soul'

Yitzhak Stiglitz, former head of World Bnei Akiva, has passed away aged 69

Yitzhak Stiglitz has passed away at the age of 69. The funeral will take place at Har Hamenuchot cemetery.

Former head of World Bnei Akiva passes away

Hoshana Rabbah around the globe

Thousands of young Jews around the globe, affiliated with the World Bnei Akiva movement, participated in World Study Night.

Hoshana Rabbah around the globe

Founder of Germany's World Bnei Akiva passes away

WBA General Director: Eliyos Paz was 'smart, sharp, stubborn, and a first-class doer.'

Founder of Germany's World Bnei Akiva passes away

'Joining together for the benefit of Diaspora Jewry'

‘Time has come to act’ for Diaspora Jews, say World, Israeli, Bnei Akiva branches.

'Joining together for the benefit of Diaspora Jewry'

Term of World Bnei Akiva Movement general director extended

World Bnei Akiva extends term of Roi Abecassis for another four-year stint.

Term of World Bnei Akiva Movement general director extended

Thousands at World Bnei Akiva gala event

International Conference of World Bnei Akiva celebrates movement's 90th anniversary.

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'We’re here because of World Bnei Akiva'

Three olim impacting thousands in Israel share their stories.

'We’re here because of World Bnei Akiva'player

Help connect Jewish youth to Israel

Starting today: World Bnei Akiva launches international fundraising campaign in 13 Countries.

Help connect Jewish youth to Israelplayer

Ishay Ribo releases special Independence Day video

World Bnei Akiva invites 70 Olim from 70 different branches around the world to join Israeli singer for 'Coming Home.'

Ishay Ribo releases special Independence Day video  player

One-fifth of Bible Contest participants belong to Bnei Akiva

World Bnei Akiva students comprise one-fifth of International Bible Contest participants.

One-fifth of Bible Contest participants belong to Bnei Akiva

Jewish youth light at sites of terrorist attacks

World Bnei Akiva youth movement lights menorahs around the world at sites of terror attacks, natural disasters in Europe, the US, and Israel

Jewish youth light at sites of terrorist attacks

Just how important was Jewish underground in WWI?

Brig. Gen. Yaakov Amidror says British forces found assistance from Jewish underground network invaluable in helping to oust Ottomans.

Just how important was Jewish underground in WWI?

Mexico: Earthquake damages synagogue

Earthquake damages synagogue, Jewish community collects food and supplies for victims.

Mexico: Earthquake damages synagogueplayer

‘We don’t know when we’ll return to our home’

Watch: James and Ann Williams, World Bnei Akiva emissaries in Florida, tell Arutz Sheva about leaving their home due to Hurricane Irma.

‘We don’t know when we’ll return to our home’player

'Streets are flooded, houses badly damaged'

Watch: Bnei Akiva emissaries in Houston report widespread flooding following hurricane strike.

'Streets are flooded, houses badly damaged'player

Texas community cancels prayers, evacuates synagogue

Bnei Akiva representative says he'll spend Shabbat at friends' house, since theirs 'is higher up.' FEMA director: Recovery to take years.

Texas community cancels prayers, evacuates synagogueplayer

Houston Jewish community preparing for Hurricane Harvey

World Bnei Akiva’s shlichim to Houston says community events have been cancelled ahead of hurricane.

Houston Jewish community preparing for Hurricane Harvey

World B'nei Akiva: Strengthen Jewish youth's ties to Israel

World B'nei Akiva responds to antisemitism report, calls on Jewish communities to serve as 'faithful ambassadors' of Judaism and Israel.

World B'nei Akiva: Strengthen Jewish youth's ties to Israel

Bnei Akiva opens first chapter in Ethiopia

Organization opens chapter to help Ethiopians awaiting immigration to Israel with absorption and learning of Jewish and Israeli customs.

Bnei Akiva opens first chapter in Ethiopia

Watch: Bnei Akiva 'Do it for Juno'

The emotional story of a World Bnei Akiva group after one of its participants was diagnosed with cancer.

Watch: Bnei Akiva 'Do it for Juno'player

Bnei Akiva: Doing "The Amazing Race" Jewish Style

World Bnei Akiva is holding a special competition of "The Amazing Race" for its training groups currently visiting Israel.

Bnei Akiva: Doing "The Amazing Race" Jewish Styleplayer