Fernando Flores Castaneda, helping the Guatemalan Jewish community

The worldwide Shavei Israel team includes community leaders and volunteers that help us organize our work in the most effective way and improve the quality of Jewish life in different communities. Meet Fernando Flores Castaneda from Guatemala, current President of the Shaar Hashamaim Jewish Zionist...

The Igbo are one of Nigeria's largest ethnic groups and among them is a minority of practicing Jews that claim to be the descendants of a lost tribe of Israel, but the Jewish state doesn't recognize them. Here's a report by i24's Elinor Lalo. ...

Shavei Israel: This Passover holiday, Rabbi Elisha Salas of Shavei Israel and his wife Avigail travelled to Kibbutz Gilgal and shared with us some pictures and beautiful stories. Do you remember the video that Rabbi Elisha Salas did from Gilgal? Well, we owe you the photos...

Last week, Shavei Israel communities celebrated the 71st Israel Independence Day and shared with us pictures of their events and activities. Bnei Menashe Lodz, Poland Cali, Colombia Ambato, Ecuador Cagliari, Italy ...

Shavei Israel: Here’s the latest installment of our historical and ethnographic report about the history of Vysoki, Russia’s biggest location of the community of the Subbotnik Jews who embraced Judaism several centuries ago and continued to keep their Jewish identity during all these years in the...

Shosh Chovav, a Shavei Israel volunteer who has previously traveled to Poland to teach Hebrew and strengthen the local Jews' connection to the State of Israel and Jewish tradition, spent Passover with the community of Lodz. As she reported, the program of her trip...

Shavei Israel: Here’s the latest installment of our historical and ethnographic report about the history of Vysoki, Russia’s biggest location of the community of the Subbotnik Jews who embraced Judaism several centuries ago and continued to keep their Jewish identity during all these years in the...

Jewish communities around the globe shared more photos of them preparing for the Passover seder and enjoying the vacation on the intermediate festival days. Here are some highlights of the holiday from different countries and continents! Vysoki, Russia Lodz, Poland Guatemala Honduras Mexico Peru Chile ...

Our resident photographer, Laura Ben-David, has taken thousands of photographs of the Bnei Menashe, from India, to Israel, and has presented them to audiences around the world. Her latest exhibit, which tells the story of the Bnei Menashe, was on display at the launch of...

Chol Ha-Moed Pesach (the intermediate festival days of the Passover) is a perfect time for traveling across Israel and seeing beautiful places. The Subbotnik Jewish community of Beit Shemesh, formerly of Vysoki, enjoyed their visit to Hebron that became one of the main highlights of...