Communities Around the World

The holiday of Sukkot is one of fresh air, family and fun. Jewish people all over the world build special outdoor booths or huts in which to eat and even sleep throughout the week-long holiday. The huts, called sukkot, are typically built of locally-found materials and...

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"]...

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...

Yaakov, 45, immigrated to Israel about 3 years ago from Colombia because he decided he wanted to convert after attending Torah lessons and praying in the Magen Abraham Jewish community in Cali, Colombia. He contacted Shavei Israel, which, among other things, helps all those who...

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...