Communities Around the World

We recently told you about the new community center project of Maguen Abraham community in Cali, Colombia. This emerging Jewish community has been hard at work, and we wanted to keep you updated on their progress! So far the community has completed more than 50% of...

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...

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...

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...

Thousands of Ukrainian Jews have been suffering the effects of war in their country. Some have escaped their war-torn homes in the Ukraine to neighboring countries. Others have made Aliyah, arriving safely in Israel, though, having been forced to flee, many came with virtually nothing...

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...

The emerging Jewish community of Cali, Colombia, called Magen Abraham, has been active for about ten years under the leadership of Rabbi Asher A. Abarbanel. Graduated from the Yeshiva SSC Sephardic Midrash of the Old City of Jerusalem, Rabbi Abarbanel's specialties include the formation and coordination...

For many Jewish children, their Jewish education is part and parcel of growing up. For the children in the emerging Jewish communities in South and Central America, having formal Jewish education is a luxury most of them can't even imagine.   And so, we are thrilled to...