Hidden Jews of Poland (Images)

We have pictures from two Polish Jewish communities preparing for the Passover holiday. Watch the burning of the remaining chametz In Lodz, a mock Seder with Jewish children at the Krakow JCC, and Polish Holocaust survivors practicing Ma Nishtanah in advance of the Seder....

The "Hidden Jews" of Poland had a blast this year on Purim. In Lodz, Shavei Israel's emissary Rabbi David Szychowski had the community dancing raucously 'round the bima as the Megillat Esther was read in synagogue....

For our final visit to the magical world of Hanukah, Shavei Israel visits two communities that began in Eastern Europe: the "Hidden Jews" of Poland and the Subbotnik Jews of Russia and Ukraine (and more recently Beit Shemesh). Have you lit your Hanukah candles yet?...

Shavei Israel’s first ever Purim seminar for young Jews from Poland has now wrapped up. The 14 participants had a delightful ten days in Israel…and we have the pictures to prove it. Shavei Israel’s director of marketing and new media Laura Ben David joined the group...

Gan Matanel is now open! The first Jewish school in the Polish city of Lodz since 1968 is up and running with eight happy pre-schoolers and kindergarteners attending each morning. The school is co-sponsored by Shavei Israel and run by our emissary Miriam Szychowski who...

Purim 2015 has come and gone but the pictures are still flowing in to the Shavei Israel office. Now it’s time to share them with you. So strap on your jet pack, we’re going for a ride - from China to India, Poland to Portugal,...

Every year, when Purim comes around, Shavei Israel communities around the world celebrate big time. The Megillah readings, outlandish costumes, extravagant parties, sumptuous kosher food, and far out festivities never cease to amaze us. And so, as we do every year, here’s a selection of...

Last week, we told you about the plans our emissaries had in store for Shavei Israel Hanukah celebrations around the world. Now we have pictures. Here are some selections from Belmonte, Portugal; Albacete, Spain; Cartagena, Colombia; Catania, Italy; Krakow and Katowice, Poland; Kaifeng, China; and...