Shavei Israel | Esther Surikova

Author: Esther Surikova

This Chanukah was especially emotional and meaningful for Tuvia and Shirley Beltran from El Salvador, as they experienced one of the happiest moments of their lives: the birth of their adorable daughther, Priel Michaela. During the holiday, the Beltran family made a traditional 'simchat bat'...

Shavei Israel communities enjoyed the atmosphere of Chanukah and fascinating activities organized in their countries. For many of them, this year's experience was unique and unforgettable, such as Bnei Anousim of Cagliari, Italy, who celebrated this holiday with our new emissary in the region, Eitan...

Chanukah, the festival of lights, is here, uniting the Jewish people all over the world by its magic atmosphere of joy, hope and anticipation, as it has for millennia. Let's take a look at different traditions and celebration highlights from some of our various communities...

Jews of Cagliari, the capital of the island of Sardinia southwest of Italy, have a rich and ancient history that dates back to the era of the Roman empire. Since then, the community survived times of prosperity and decline until it ceased to exist as...

The MaAni Center of Shavei Israel continues with its series of conferences devoted to different Jewish communities all over the world and the relevant challenges they are experiencing. Last Thursday's lecture delivered by Dr. Velvl Chernin was aimed to bring to the audience's attention an important...

While Hanukkah is approaching, Shavei Israel communities all over the world are getting ready for this beautiful holiday. The first ones to share their experience were communities of Chile and Colombia. In Chile, people gather together for an inspirational day of studying the history of Hanukkah,...

Yael Mendoza, Shavei Israel's volunteer in Colombia, continues sending us inspiring updates and colorful photos from different Jewish communities she's already visited in the framework of her travel program. This week's location was Baranquilla - a city in northern Colombia - where Yael organized pre-Chanukah activities,...

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...