Holidays & Festivals

The Zion Torah Center welcomed Zvi and Rachel Simon this year for the holiday of Sukkot. Zvi is a radiation oncologist at Tel Aviv's Tel Hashomer Hospital. His wife Rachel is a psychiatrist. They were hosted in Erode, where they met with the community, ate...

As the Jewish world gears up to celebrate Shavuot, the holiday marking the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai, Shavei Israel communities are getting in the spirit too with all night learning sessions, early morning prayers and festive meals. Here's...

Pinchas (Tony) Piña, is a famous Chuetan chef, born on the Island of Palma de Mallorca, Spain and has recently embraced his Jewish roots. Pinchas wanted to share the recipes with you, our friends around the world, and here we bring them so that they...

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...