Holidays & Festivals

Shavei Israel is pleased to present a special guide for the High Holidays in Spanish, especially prepared for the Bnei Anousim*, descendants of Jews who were forcibly converted during the time of the Spanish Inquisition. The guide includes two special articles on each holiday (Rosh Hashanah,...

In a Shavei Israel exclusive, we have three videos from the Igbo Jewish community in Nigeria for Hanukah. Blessings, fervent prayer and hanukkiot light up the African night. You don't want to miss these videos, only on shavei.org....

The Bnei Anousim community in San Salvador held a festive Hanukah party last week with games and presents, plus a typical El Salvadoran food called "Pupuzas," made of cornmeal stuffed with mozzarella and black beans (kosher of course). We have pictures and video....

We’re back – with more incredible pictures of Hanukah celebrations around the Shavei Israel world. Last week we took you to India, Poland, Colombia, Chile and China. This week, we return to a few of those locations, plus add some new ones. The holiday may...

A group of Bnei Menashe new immigrants now living in Tiberias celebrated the start of the Hanukah holiday at the OU Center in Jerusalem. Led by Shavei Israel's own Tzvi Khaute, they sang a mix of Hebrew Hanukah songs and traditional Bnei Menashe tunes. We...

It can be hard to keep up with Rabbi Avi Baumol’s schedule. Shavei Israel’s emissary to Krakow, Poland is even busier this Hanukah, leading and participating in a range of activities for the not-so-Hidden Jews of Poland. Here’s the schedule. If you’ll be in Krakow...

Here are two videos guaranteed to get you clapping your hands. (Almost) live from India, it's the Bnei Menashe kids lighting candles and singing Hanukah songs. Isn't it amazing how different and yet so similar we all are as Jews....

Hanukah was bursting out all over the Shavei Israel Jewish world - communities that Shavei Israel works with have held candle lightings, sung songs, eaten Hanukah donuts and, in general, illuminated the dark December skies with Hanukah joy. Check out this amazing selection of photos...

Rabbi Shmuel Schwartz is Shavei Israel's new emissary to the Subbotnik Jewish community in Beit Shemesh. We have two videos of him leading the community in song in its pre-Hanukah celebrations this week....

Shavei Israel communities around the world are celebrating Hanukah this week with song and candles and sufganiot (Hanukah donuts). Here are two more videos....