Author: Esther Surikova

This week, the Ma'ani Center of Shavei Israel brought to the public a conference devoted to the life and personality of Dona Gracia Mendes Nasi, one of the wealthiest and most outstanding Jewish women in Rennaisance Europe. During the lecture, the speaker, Mr. Giorra Barak,...

This week, the whole Jewish world celebrated Shavuot, one of the "Shalosh Regalim" - the three pilgrimage festivals - that commemorates the revelation of the Torah to the Jewish People. Shavei Israel communities from the most distant places on the globe shared pictures of them...

This week, a new conference on Subbotnik Jews, devoted to the history and current state of the community, took place in the Maani Center of Shavei Israel. The speaker was Dr. Velvl Chernin, and he shared with the audience historical facts and personal stories of...

A Bnei Menashe couple from Tiberias recently celebrated the brit milah of their first baby boy. Pinhas and Linor Vaiphei were married last year in Israel after Linor made aliyah from Manipur, India, with the support of Shavei Israel. They had waited five long years...

Shavei Israel communities, along with the rest of the Jewish world, recently 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...

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...