Israeli premiere of ‘Between the Stone and the Flower’

This week a team of people from Shavei Israel went to Tel Aviv to visit ANU - Museum of the Jewish People for a special sold-out screening of 'Between the Stone and the Flower: The Duality of the Conversos' with Genie Milgrom herself!   The documentary  is...

Lag Ba’omer is a minor holiday that occurs on the 33rd day of the Omer, the 49-day period between Passover and Shavuot. A break from the semi-mourning of the Omer, key aspects of Lag Ba’omer include holding Jewish weddings (it’s the one day during the...

Dear Friends:   This time of year is emotionally stretched.  Pulled.  Other years I would have said emotionally rich.  Pesach, then Yom Hashoah for the Holocaust, then Yom Hazikaron for the fallen, then Yom Haatsmaut, Independence Day.  Enjoyment, searing pain, pain with pride and joyful pride.  That...

Herzog Global has created beautiful posters of Israel for displaying in classrooms and school corridors. Each poster includes a meaningful quote from the Tanakh about the location of the photo, and a QR code linking to a video by Rabbi Alan Haber about that it...

Our conversion students in Machon Milton went on a moving and emotional trip to Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem in the days leading up to Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.   Rabbi Reuven Tradburks, director of Machon Milton, brought the group and arranged for a wonderful...

Like in previous years, this Passover our communities all over the world enjoyed the holiday, though perhaps more subdued than usual with the very real situation of war in Israel and 133 hostages remaining in captivity in Gaza. Extra prayers were said and empty seats set...

Another new branch of the Bnei Akiva movement was recently launched! After similar successes in other northern communities, this new chapter is again intended for the Bnei Menashe community who immigrated to Israel from northeastern India, this time for those in Tiberias. About 70 kids from the...

Practice makes perfect! Rabbi Reuven Tradburks, director of Machon Milton, our English-speaking Jewish conversion program in partnership with the Rabbinical Council of America, ran a mock-Seder this past week for the Machon Milton students. [video width="480" height="848" mp4="https://www.shavei.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/WhatsApp-Video-2024-04-18-at-11.57.05_6450d5f5.mp4"][/video] The event was fun, and participants reported the added confidence...

Shavei Israel had the honor of having two very special guests: David and Denise Heiblum, survivors of the October 7 attack, who shared their personal story about their approach to Judaism and a message of hope. Denise and David were married not long ago in a...