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As the holiday of Sukkot approaches, Jewish people all over the world are preparing special outdoor booths or huts in which to eat and even sleep throughout the week-long holiday. Many more photos to come, but here's a peek at early preparations.   [flickrstream id="3"]...

Elisha and Esther Chaya Anaya celebrated their wedding in a beautiful and joyous ceremony in Beersheba, recently. It was quite a long, but rewarding, process that led them there. The Anayas, originally from Colombia, chose Judaism; despite their Catholic upbringing, and despite the fact that they...

Whether in Chile or Churachanadpur, India, Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, is a sweet yet solemn holiday that signifies family gatherings, prayer services and lots of delicious treats.  People in our communities all over the world were happy to share their photos of pre-Rosh Hashana...

This Rosh Hashana was special for the emerging Jewish community in Cuba for various reasons, but they all stem from the fact that Rabbi David Córdoba is the new emissary there.    Born in Cuba himself, Córdoba emigrated to Israel in 2018 after his own personal quest...

By Rav Reuven Tradburks Day 1. The Torah reading for the first day is Genesis, Chapter 21, v. 1-34. This chapter describes the birth of Yitzchak, the insistence of Sarah to send Yishmael away, and Hagar and Yishmael’s near death in the desert before being saved. It...

This week dozens of Bnei Menashe community leaders, coordinators, professionals and Shavei staff gathered in Tiberias for an important all-day seminar. Thanks to Moti Yogev, our liaison in Nof Hagalil, this day, which was sponsored by Keren Kayemet L'Yisrael (KK"L) at their Ya'ar Lavi, and...

Shavei Israel is proud and excited to have appointed a new director-general, Edith Blaustein! While she may be the new director, Edith is not new to Shavei at all. In fact, Edith has been working hard in many aspects of Shavei Israel over the last...

By Michael Freund You’ve probably never heard of a town called Kanczuga in southeastern Poland. It is a tiny point on the map, just another one of countless thousands of villages in Eastern Europe where, over the centuries, Jews lived, worked and dreamt of redemption. They toiled...

Recently was the long-awaited inauguration of the Jewish community center of the Sha'ar Shamaim community in Guatemala. As part of the celebrations they were visited by two special guests, friends of Shavei Israel, Rachael Spero and Ariella Lipetz from New York. Rachael writes about her...

Some people find inspiration from their soul. Some people have inborn talent. When you have both together, you can expect beautiful things to emerge...