Shavei Israel | Esther Surikova

Author: Esther Surikova

This week, El Salvador community celebrated a very special event - the birth of a baby girl. The baby's name is Débora Margalit bat Yoseph and Ruth, and we're happy to share some photos taken at the party organized by her family. Rabbi Elisha Salas,...

Dani Limor, head of the "Mapping Jewish communities around the world" project of Israel's Diaspora Affairs Ministry, traveled to South America recently where he visited with a number of Shavei Israel communities. The purpose of his visit to El Salvador and Colombia was to get acquainted...

The last few weeks in Italy were marked by a number of special events which were particularly meaningful for the local Bnei Anousim communities spread out among the southern region of the country. Part of these events were related to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day...

Ten 12-year-old girls, all of whom are recent Bnei Menashe immigrants brought on Aliya from India by Shavei Israel, celebrated their Bat Mitzvah recently at a festive gathering of family and friends hosted by Girls Town Jerusalem where they are enrolled as students. "We were delighted...

Rabbi Avi Baumol, Shavei Israel's emissary in Krakow, traveled to USA where he had the opportunity to lecture in several venues about his work in Poland. Rabbi Baumol was the scholar-in-residence both at the Young Israel of Hollywood, and also on a cruise in which...

Last week the whole world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day, designated by the UN General Assembly in 2005, sixty years after Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated by the Red Army. Jewish communities around the globe held or joined special memorial...

We already published several articles devoted to re-opening of a Sunday school in the town of Vysoki, South Russia, and its current activities. However, it is less known that the predecessor of the current school, which laid the traditions of local Jewish education, has been...

Shavei Israel communities, from South America to Eastern Europe, celebrated Tu B'Shevat, known as "The New Year of the Trees", and shared with us some beautiful pictures of people gathering together, learning, partying and planting trees. Here's a brief, but colorful review of these beautiful...

Rabbi Shimon Yehoshua, Shavei Israel's emissary in Colombia where he works with some 11 local communities of Bnei Anousim, recently accepted the invitation of another Jewish community in neighbouring Ecuador to visit and assist them with preparation for their formal conversion to Judaism. Ecuador has several...

While Israel felt only a slight touch of snowy winter this year, the town of Vysoki, South Russia, is totally covered with snow. The local community shared with us some pictures of locals removing the snow from the entrance to the synagogue, that was built...