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Our first meeting with Reuven Yaari took place in the 'Shavei Israel' office shortly after he arrived in Israel from the small town of Reni in the Odessa province of southern Ukraine and settled here with his uncle's family. Since then several years have passed. Today,...

The beginning of the 2018 school year was accompanied by a joyful event for the Subbotnik community of Vysoki, Russia: after a long break, the Sunday school re-opened its doors for the local children to formally learn Torah and Jewish tradition....

Shavei Israel takes you on a pictorial tour of Chanukah around the world. [vc_video link='https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w49dS-XmuM']...

Today, when Jewish communities all over the world are celebrating the miracle of Chanukah, we are glad to share with you some new pictures that we received from the Subbotnik communities of Vysoki, Russia, and Beit Shemesh, Israel....

The Subbotnik Jewish community in Israel gathered in Beit Shemesh for their traditional pre-Rosh Hashana get together of symbolic fruits and sweets. Rabbi Zelig Avrasin blew the shofar. We have pictures....

Tuesday, August 22 is a date that Tamara Sobyleva will never forget. That’s the day she received her teudat zehut – her Israeli identification card – ending a decade-long process that has been both joyous and bittersweet for the 57-year-old former resident of Vysoki, Russia....