Hidden Jews of Poland: Featured Articles

One of the communities Shavei Israel works with are the 'Hidden Jews' of Poland. These descendants of those few remaining Jews in Poland after the Holocaust who hid their Jewishness, are only finding out now about their Jewish heritage.  Lodz is one of the cities in...

To whom it may concern, First, I would like to express my deepest admiration for all you have done for those fleeing their homes in the face of this war between Russian and Ukraine. It is awe inspiring to witness the global efforts to help fellow...

My name is Yehoshua Ellis. I live in Poland where I work as a Rabbi with the local Jewish community, and I've been interested in Ukraine since Putin’s last invasion. I was invigorated by President Volodymyr Zelensky and the mandate he won in 2019. I...

The Jewish community in Lodz, Poland, with Shavei Israel emissary Rabbi Dawid Szychowski, celebrated a very special Tu B’Shevat. The first part was aimed to meet with Polish activists who preserve the Jewish heritage of their town. The participants learnt from Rabbi Dawid about Tu B’Shevat...

On January 16, 2022, on the occasion of Tu B'Shevat, the 15th day of the month of Shevat celebrated as the 'New Year for the Trees', celebrations will be held all over the Jewish world including special 'seders', or organized meals similar to the Passover...

Just in time for Rosh Chodesh (beginning of the month of) Kislev, an updated version of Shavei Israel's Chanukah guide in Polish has been prepared and is being readied for printing and distribution for the Jewish community in Poland. Our emissary, Rabbi Yehoshua Ellis, as...

On the fifth night of Chanukah, Shavei Israel hosted a special Chanukah party for Polish Jews in our Jerusalem Ma'ani Center. The lively group of Polish people, both living in Israel and in Poland, enjoyed the presence and participation of lots of special people including...