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Jerusalem premiere of Hidden: The Secret Jews of Spain

Recently, the incredible talented Sharon Katz and Avital Macales, of the Woman's Performance Community of Jerusalem, presented the premiere of an incredible, and original musical "Hidden: The Secret Jews of Spain" based on "The Family Aguilar" novel by Rabbi Marcus Lehmann and telling a story...

Recently, Jewish communities all over the world participated in the annual Global Day of Jewish Learning, an initiative of the Aleph Society and Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. The event was established in 2010, and this year's theme was Extraordinary Passages: Texts and Travels . As usual,...

This week our Colombian communities hosted two conferences with Rabbi Amram Amsalem as a speaker organized by the ACIC - Asociación de Comunidades Israelitas de Colombia (Association of Jewish Communities of Colombia). The two events were attended by local Bnei Anousim and devoted to the...

Yael Mendoza, Shavei's volunteer in Colombia, continues her exciting trip across the country and is planning to visit all 11 communities of Bnei Anousim! You may have read about her stay in Bogota where all were impressed by the warm reception she received by the community...

This week a beautiful new exhibit opened, at AACI headquarters in Jerusalem, entitled 'Camaraderie.' The exhibit presented the works of Yehoshua Halevi's 2018 Master Photographer Year Course participants, among them Laura Ben-David, Shavei's director of marketing and new media. Laura's photos were devoted to the journey...

This week, Mr. Ishai Avalos Artiga and Mrs. Elisheva Reyes de Avalos from Armenia, El Salvador, celebrated their daugther's bat mitzvah by organizing a joyous and emotional event for the local community. Shavei Israel wishes a big mazal tov to young Hadassah and is happy...

The historical musical about Bnei Anousim. Recently there's been a surge in interest in the story of the Bnei Anousim - descendants of those forcibly converted during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. In fact, it has increased so much that it is reflected in many...

Laura Ben David, Shavei’s director of marketing and new media, visited North American Jewish communities as part of her volunteer work for OTS Amiel Bakehila under the sponsorship of Israel’s Ministry of the Diaspora. Laura used this opportunity to tell the story of lost and...

Rabbi Avraham Latapiat, Shavei Israel emissary in Chile, held a special workshop in the local Talmud Torah (Jewish day school) to explain to children the importance of keeping Shabbat and to teach them to how to prepare homemade Shabbat candles and organize the Shabbat table. [gallery...