Hidden Jews of Poland: Featured Articles

Purim is over, but there cannot be enough beautiful pictures of festive celebrations and creative costumes in Jewish communites all over the world. Just to prolong the holiday feeling, here you go with a new set of photos! Colombia, Barranquilla Colombia, Bogota Colombia, Villavicencio Colombia, Medellin Equador, Guayaquil Equador, Ambato Guatemala Chile, Santiago Venezuela Portugal,...

As Purim is approaching, we're beginning to receive pictures of holiday preparations from our communities all over the world. The first reviews came from the local Talmud Torah of Chile, where children participated in an exciting class devoted to the laws and customs of Purim....

Last week the Jewish community of Gdansk celebrated a very special event - the brit milah of little David Daniel. This was the first Brit Mila in living memory in the community. Among the special guests of the event there were Chief Rabbi of Poland...

Just now, as the fast of Esther is approaching, Rabbi Avi Baumol, Shavei Israel's emissary in Krakow, Poland, published a video of a brief talk he presented to an interfaith conference about the significance of fasting in Judaism. [vc_video link='https://youtu.be/HfLTWzJ4ndM'] ...

Rabbi Avi Baumol, Shavei Israel's emissary in Krakow, traveled to USA where he had the opportunity to lecture in several venues about his work in Poland. Rabbi Baumol was the scholar-in-residence both at the Young Israel of Hollywood, and also on a cruise in which...

Shavei Israel communities, from South America to Eastern Europe, celebrated Tu B'Shevat, known as "The New Year of the Trees", and shared with us some beautiful pictures of people gathering together, learning, partying and planting trees. Here's a brief, but colorful review of these beautiful...

Chanukah, the festival of lights, is here, uniting the Jewish people all over the world by its magic atmosphere of joy, hope and anticipation, as it has for millennia. Let's take a look at different traditions and celebration highlights from some of our various communities...

Now that the Sukkot holiday is over, let's take a look at all the wonderful prayer services, parties, celebrations and other beautiful events that happened last week in different parts of the world. From South America to Poland, from Portugal to Russia; Shavei Israel communities...

With just days before Rosh HaShanah and the beginning of the next 5779 year in accordance with the Jewish calendar, the Shavei Israel communities share with us some pictures of them getting ready for the High Holiday season. We invite you to enjoy some of...

Shosh Chovav, Shavei Israel volunteer who recently traveled to Poland to teach Hebrew, is back to Israel and shared with us her experience and reminiscences of visiting Lodz, learning its history and working with the local Jewish community. We're happy to share her article based...