Subbotniks

Until the end of the 1980s, life in many Russian settlements, such as the village of Vysoky, Voronezh Oblast, implied the need to use brick stoves to heat buildings and cook food. A Russian stove is designed to retain heat for long periods of time...

As all Jews all over the world, Shavei Israel's communities in different parts of the world celebrated Sukkot and Simchat Torah, ending the cycle of Jewish holidays of the month of Tishrei. As a final part of our review, we're happy to share some pictures...

In anticipation of Rosh Hashanah, Shavei Israel provided its communities in different parts of the world with nice gifts that helped them to get ready for the holiday. Among them Polish Jews of Lodz, Gdansk and Wroclaw who received brand new machzorim (prayer books) for...

Anna Lazarevna Bocharnikova, one of the community leaders of Vysoki, Russia who came to Israel to make aliyah (formal immigration to Israel) almost 9 months ago, will mark July 4th, 2019 as one of the most special days in her life....

This week, a new conference on Subbotnik Jews, devoted to the history and current state of the community, took place in the Maani Center of Shavei Israel. The speaker was Dr. Velvl Chernin, and he shared with the audience historical facts and personal stories of...

Shavei Israel: Here’s the latest installment of our historical and ethnographic report about the history of Vysoki, Russia’s biggest location of the community of the Subbotnik Jews who embraced Judaism several centuries ago and continued to keep their Jewish identity during all these years in the...

Shavei Israel: Here’s the latest installment of our historical and ethnographic report about the history of Vysoki, Russia’s biggest location of the community of the Subbotnik Jews who embraced Judaism several centuries ago and continued to keep their Jewish identity during all these years in the...

Jewish communities around the globe shared more photos of them preparing for the Passover seder and enjoying the vacation on the intermediate festival days. Here are some highlights of the holiday from different countries and continents! Vysoki, Russia Lodz, Poland Guatemala Honduras Mexico Peru Chile ...

Chol Ha-Moed Pesach (the intermediate festival days of the Passover) is a perfect time for traveling across Israel and seeing beautiful places. The Subbotnik Jewish community of Beit Shemesh, formerly of Vysoki, enjoyed their visit to Hebron that became one of the main highlights of...

The Subbotnik Jewish community of Vysoki, South Russia, has preserved a large number of authentic antiquities and accesories of their religious tradition. Today, a few examples of such items are exhibited in the local school museum, but many of them are also preserved in private...