Holidays & Festivals

As is customary in so many workplaces in Israel, the staff at Shavei Israel had a beautiful 'haramat kosit' - literally a 'raising the glass' to toast the New Year. As we reflected on the many challenges and accomplishments of the past year, including bringing...

Like many Jews around the world, the Bnei Menashe community of northeastern India are gathering to celebrate Sukkot this week. In their festival prayers, the Bnei Menashe offered a special plea, to fulfill their age-old dream to make Aliyah to Israel during the coming year. “Even...

By Rav Reuven Tradburks The Torah Reading of Rosh Hashana is read with a unique nusach, a stirring melody. During the year we have a number of different musical trop used for public reading: there is one trop or tune during the year for Torah reading,...

By Yosef Bitton INDEPENDENCE DAY The British Mandate in Palestine, which began officially in 1922, ended in 1948. The British announced that they were withdrawing from the territory on May 15th, 1948. The Jews of Israel, about 600,000 at the time, decided that they would announce the...

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Shavei Israel communities all over the world celebrated Purim last week and we know they had a great time because we have the photos to prove it! It may have been somewhat more muted than in years past, but it was joyful and memorable just the...

Shavei Israel communities all over the world celebrated Tu B’Shevat. Known as “The New Year of the Trees”, this year's celebrations, although muted due to coronavirus, were certainly enjoyed. We look forward to the holidays each year, not just to celebrate and enjoy, but to receive...

Like we do every year, we've collected Chanukah photos from our wonderful communities in countries around the world. The people are so happy to share. Please explore the lit candles in menorahs of every size and shape, the happy faces, tasty delicacies and decorations… [FAG id=117854] ...