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As always, our communities around the world have been busy decorating, lighting candles, singing songs, sharing gifts, playing 'dreidel', eating delicious delicacies - and sending us loads and loads of pictures. In other words, our communities have been celebrating Chanukah! Browse through these photos...

This week was a fun and unforgettable time for the children of our communities in Colombia! They participated in a fabulous 'camp', organized by the Jewish Community of Antioquia. It offered programming for 60 children between ages 4 and 12, from all of the communities...

The Chazon Ish community in Santiago, Chile held a marathon day of Torah study and preparation before Chanukah. The all-day program included activities and learning for all ages, including the laws of Chanukah with Gil Kalinka; study of the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Latapiat and...

Laura Ben David, Shavei's director of marketing and new media, visited a number of Scandinavian Jewish communities as part of her volunteer work for OTS Amiel Bakehila under the sponsorship of Israel's Ministry of the Diaspora. In her most recent travels to Scandinavia, she had...

As many people know, one of Shavei Israel's many projects is curating, writing and publishing books and materials in numerous languages, translations and transliterations for our various communities across the globe. Sometimes these publications find other uses which we're more than happy to provide for....

Fifteen Jewish families in Guatemala City with nowhere else to go came together to build the Shaar Hashamaim Bnei Anousim (Converso) community. Among the community’s founding members is Gerardo Flores and his wife, Aury de Flores. But they are more than just figureheads. The couple, married...

Noach has always seemed one of the most irrelevant of all the Parshiot in the Torah. There are so many parts of it that are difficult to understand much less justify with our contemporary understanding of the world. Even the basic premise that G!d punishes...

The Shaar Hashamaim community of Guatemala, created as a result of a local initiative, united people of different ages and backgrounds who were dedicated to keeping Jewish traditions but didn't belong to the larger groups or communities represented in the country. Today it consists of...

No one sent us as many wonderful photos of their Sukkot celebrations as did the many Bnei Anousim communities throughout South America! Local communities from Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Venezuela and other countries that shared their beautiful pictures of their sukkahs, meals and festive celebrations and...

Here were are again, Breishit. It’s a beginning, it may be the beginning, but of what? What’s the hardest part of being Jewish? It’s not eating Kosher, it’s not the month of Tishrei, it’s not even the antisemitism. The hardest part is that our days...