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Tuesday evening, the Subbotnik community of Beit Shemesh gathered together in the 'Netzach Menashe' synagogue for a traditional pre-Shavuot party and Torah class with Rabbi Shlomo Zelig Avrasin. Fulfilling the mitzvah of increasing Torah study for Shavuot, the participants watched a movie telling the story...

As previously reported, Shavei Israel communities all over the world had a lot of plans to celebrate the State of Israel on Independence Day. Now you can enjoy photos from the beautiful ceremonies in Shavei Israel's absorption center in Kfar Hasidim; in Manipur, India; the...

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....

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?...

This weekend, the Jewish world celebrated the holiday of Shavuot, marking the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai 3,300 years ago. The Subbotnik Jewish community in Visoky, Russia, hasn't been around quite that long - the community was formed when peasants in southern Russia embraced Jewish...

Shavei Israel’s new emissary to the Subbotnik Jewish community in southern Russia, Aryeh Khodorkovsky, has been keeping busy during his first month in Visoky. He's sent us pictures of some of his activities. Also in Russia, historian Eldad Fedorchuk has just completed his visit to...

The Subbotnik Jewish community in Beit Shemesh held a pre-Shavuot party in anticipation of the holiday that celebrates Matan Torah - the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people from Mount Sinai. The event included cheesecake and a Shavuot quiz. We have pictures....

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,...

The Subbotnik Jewish community in Beit Shemesh celebrated Tu B'Shvat this year with Shavei Israel's emissary Rabbi Zelig Avrasin and our coordinator for Eastern Europe and Russia, Esther Surikova. Here are a few pictures from the festivities. [nggallery id=282]...