Communities Around the World

Shavei Israel's work throughout Spain, Portugal, and South America has connected us with a growing number of descendants of Bnei Anousim are emerging from the shadows of history, looking to reconnect with the Jewish people and return to the faith which was so cruelly taken...

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...

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat, or, literally, the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, is also called Rosh HaShanah La'Ilanot, which means 'New Year for the Trees'. Tree planting, fruit eating, special ‘seders’ for the holiday and other celebrations of nature and...

This year, we were overwhelmed - in a good way! - with photos and videos of light and celebration from our communities around the world as they celebrated the holiday of Chanukah. Perhaps it was because there was so much darkness these past two years,...

A mikvah is being built in Medellín, Colombia, to serve 50 families in the community who, for years, have had to travel several hours each time they needed to go to the mikvah. Currently the members of the community of Medellín spend the entire afternoon traveling...

Like every year, we receive many images from our communities around the world for every holiday. We're pleased to share a visual experience of the celebrations of Sukkot in our communities from India to Israel! One of the fun things about working with Jewish communities around...

The Midrash lists four reasons the children of Israel were allowed to leave Egypt, one of which is that they did not change their language. Preservation of the unique language has for generations strengthened the connection between Jews wherever they were found. He distinguished the...

Like every year, we are happy to share a visual experience of the celebrations of Sukkot in our communities around the world and in Israel! One of the fun things about working with Jewish communities around the world is the holidays. Getting a peek into...

Shavei Israel works with many communities around the world, which is made possible thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers. On the flip side, there are also many communities that work with Shavei, including in Scandinavia. One of our most...