Author: Esther Surikova

Pesach is almost here, and Jewish communities all over the world are busy with their efforts to make the upcoming holiday kosher and happy. Shavei Israel's emissaries from different countries have shared photos of the pre-Passover atmosphere in their communities. In Chile, students of the local...

The Subbotnik Jewish community of Vysoki, South Russia, has preserved a large number of authentic antiquities and accesories of their religious tradition. Today, a few examples of such items are exhibited in the local school museum, but many of them are also preserved in private...

March 19, 2019 was a special and unforgettable day for newlyweds Shlomo Bentes and Danielle Beniste Bentes, who celebrated the beginning of a new important stage of their lives in Jerusalem with the support of Shavei Israel. Shlomo, 51, originally from Brazil, was a student...

The Beit Toldot community is located in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador and consists of approximately 10 families who decided to reconnect with their Jewish roots under the supervision of Rabbi Shimon Yehoshua, Shavei Israel's emissary in Colombia. The recent Shabbat was very special for...

This year, women of Beit Shemesh community started their preparations for Passover early and on a positive note: by joining a special culinary evening organized by Shavei Israel in the framework of MANI, its heritage project. Tova Filchagova, the community leader who made aliyah to...

Matzah is an integral part of the Passover Seder everywhere. Although today this product is easily purchased even in the most distant Jewish communities of the globe, only a few decades ago, not everyone could afford to buy it in sufficient quantities for the holiday....

This week at AIPAC, the largest pro-Israel organization in the world, was an unprecedented panel discussion on how to reconnect Latinos and Hispanics and Jews. The panel, moderated by Shavei Israel’s Founder and Chairman, Michael Freund, was called “Reconnecting Hispanics and Latinos with the...

Purim is over, but there cannot be enough beautiful pictures of festive celebrations and creative costumes in Jewish communites all over the world. Just to prolong the holiday feeling, here you go with a new set of photos! Colombia, Barranquilla Colombia, Bogota Colombia, Villavicencio Colombia, Medellin Equador, Guayaquil Equador, Ambato Guatemala Chile, Santiago Venezuela Portugal,...

The Subbotnik Jews have a delicious and authentic national kitchen based on an interesting combination of culinary traditions of Eastern European Jewish communities and traditional Russian food whose recipes were altered in accordance with the laws of kashrut. We’re happy to continue our series of...

This week Israel and the whole Jewish world are celebrating the holiday of Purim, and as every year we have a selection of pictures received from our emissaries in various Jewish communities across the globe. Though the communities are located in some of the most...