Holidays & Festivals

Just in time for Rosh Chodesh (beginning of the month of) Kislev, an updated version of Shavei Israel's Chanukah guide in Polish has been prepared and is being readied for printing and distribution for the Jewish community in Poland. Our emissary, Rabbi Yehoshua Ellis, as...

Like every year, we are happy to share a visual experience of the celebrations of Sukkot in our communities around the world and in Israel! One of the fun things about working with Jewish communities around the world is the holidays. Getting a peek into...

Our communities all over South America just celebrated Rosh Hashana, along with the rest of the Jewish world. In Colombia, our emissary Rabbi Shimon Yehoshua organized food gifts and packages for people going through challenging times during the coronavirus pandemic. In Chile, our emissary Rabbi...

While the world seemed to grow larger and more distant with the coronavirus pandemic and 'social distancing', technology has helped to bring people closer again. Shavei Israel has been taking advantage of technologies such as Zoom to bring programming to communities around the world. Both...

Genie Milgrom, a dear friend of Shavei Israel, was born in Havana, Cuba into a Roman Catholic Family of Spanish Ancestry. In an unparalleled work of genealogy, she was able to fully document her unbroken maternal Jewish lineage 22 generations going back as far as...

As we do every year, we have collected piles of photos from our communities around the world, from Ambato, Ecuador to Manipur, India, of costumes, megillah reading, celebrations and partying. Though the threat of Covid-19 coronavirus is on everyone's minds and some events have been...

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’shvat is also known as “Rosh Hashana for the Trees.” As we celebrate, in Israel and around the world, people enjoy the fruit of the trees - especially those of the seven species of Israel. Another ubiquitous Tu Beshevat activity...

On the fifth night of Chanukah, Shavei Israel hosted a special Chanukah party for Polish Jews in our Jerusalem Ma'ani Center. The lively group of Polish people, both living in Israel and in Poland, enjoyed the presence and participation of lots of special people including...

As always, our communities around the world have been busy decorating, lighting candles, singing songs, sharing gifts, playing 'dreidel', eating delicious delicacies - and sending us loads and loads of pictures. In other words, our communities have been celebrating Chanukah! Browse through these photos...