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We work with many communities around the world and occasionally will profile some of the amazing locals who volunteer as representatives. These generous individuals help us organize our activities in the best way possible, and reach more people in their respective regions. One of these...

By Mishael Dickman - Is Judaism a tradition linked directly to the Bible, taking us back to Mount Sinai, i.e., the original word of God? Or is it a general code of law that slowly evolved over the years into what it is today? ...

Ladino and all that it embodies are part and parcel of our people’s long and winding journey on the historical stage. By any rational yardstick, the legacy of medieval Spanish Jewry should long ago have met its demise. The community, Europe’s largest and most influential at...

Shavei Israel launches a new series of online classes in Russian devoted to the weekly parasha (Torah portion) and to laws and traditions of Judaism. The program is called "Seven minutes of Torah" and the speaker is Rabbi Shlomo Zelig Avrasin. The target audience of...

This past week saw Shavei Israel's Director of Marketing Laura Ben-David put on a lot of mileage on her car as she traveled to Tel Aviv to speak with Tel Aviv University international students at a student center through the Jeff Seidel Student Center. The...

Aliyah has always been the lifeblood of the nation, so it is essential that steps be taken to significantly boost the rate of immigration, as this will ensure that the country continues to prosper. At first glance, the statistics published last week by the Jewish Agency...

Indeed, if one looks back over the past 70 years, it becomes readily apparent that some of our nation’s most stirring moments have been those that involved the rescue of Diaspora Jewish communities. In the annals of modern Jewish history, few stories are as epic or...

Machon Miryam ulpan of Shavei Israel organized a special event of candle-lighting with the participance of Rabbi Natan Menashe, Rabbi Yejiel Chilewski, Profesor Ruth Mussi and students of our Spanish and Italian classes of Jewish studies. ...

This week a beautiful new exhibit opened, at AACI headquarters in Jerusalem, entitled 'Camaraderie.' The exhibit presented the works of Yehoshua Halevi's 2018 Master Photographer Year Course participants, among them Laura Ben-David, Shavei's director of marketing and new media. Laura's photos were devoted to the journey...