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Shavei Israel communities, along with the rest of the Jewish world, just celebrated Lag B’Omer – a meaningful and beautiful holiday related to the personality of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, one of the most eminent disciples of Rabbi Akiva and the author of the mystical...

It's always very exciting to see our emerging communities growing and flourishing. We're therefore thrilled about the new project of the Maguen Abraham community in Cali; after 10 years of working together they have started to build their dream. While the community has existed, there...

By Ronit Treatman When the Jews left Iberia after the enactment of the Alhambra Decree, they took their language, traditions and culture with them. The Seven Heavens Bread was a special type of symbolic challah baked for Tikkun Leil Shavuot, the all-night Shavuot study session. This tradition...

Wherever our communities may be found, from Chile to China, Ecuador to India, Israel is in their hearts and souls. And so, each year on Yom Ha'Atzmaut, celebrations, songs, parties and other special programs and events are held to celebrate Israel's independence. And so, it...

With the wide variety of communities that Shavei Israel works with, literally in every corner of the globe, there are numerous activities and programs as people prepare for the Passover holiday.  As the festivities include much preparation, and there are many specific laws and details that...

While most newly married couples are likely to take off for a honeymoon immediately after their wedding, in Jewish tradition a bride and groom continues to celebrate with the community for a week following the wedding. Each day, the bride and groom are treated to...

Everyone at Shavei Israel rejoiced as longtime Shavei employee, Chaya, married our most recent addition, Eliav, earlier this week. But the celebration was more than just that of a wedding, and more than just that of the joy shared by coworkers. This love story has been...

As part of our efforts to assist and strengthen emerging Jewish communities in Latin America and Spain, Shavei Israel has organized a very special series of Jewish leadership seminars in Spanish, focused around Torah, Judaism and the holidays. The program is especially for the rabbis...

This week, after five long years and many battles, we were blessed at last to bring our friend Eliav, from Cuba, before the Conversion Court in Jerusalem. Happily, he passed the test with flying colors! Eliav's ancestors were Spanish Jews who were forcibly converted to Catholicism,...