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Holidays & Festivals

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....

We have two Hanukah videos from Belmonte, Portugal where Shavei Israel's emissary Rabbi Elisha Salas led the community in songs for the holiday....

This year, Jews in Poland have an added reason to celebrate Israel Independence Day: the first ever booklet in Polish on Yom Ha’atzmaut has been published by Shavei Israel. The booklet was a real team effort. The idea came from Shavei Israel’s emissary to Krakow,...