Shavei Israel | Krakow

Krakow Tag

Students at Jagiellonia University in Krakow received a special lecture on Jewish Law from Shavei Israel’s emissary to the city, Rabbi Avi Baumol. 83 people attended the lecture, which took place at a school, where prior to World War II, 31 percent of the students...

We started with India, but let's move west and south now, as we visit check out the sukka building in Krakow Poland and Belmonte Portugal, before jaunting to South America where we see what the Bnei Anousim communities in Colombia and El Salvador are building....

by Rabbi Avi Baumol Apfel Fredryka? Jestem. Bauman Jadwiga? Jestem. Bauman Irena? Jestem. Becker Sonia? (7-years-old) Jestem. Binzer, Krystyna? (12-years-old) Jestem. Blumenfeld Bronisława? (8-years-old) Jestem. Jestem… I am sitting in a school witnessing a roll call of 87 students. As the principal calls out the name of each one, another young woman responds...

As the Jewish world gears up to celebrate Shavuot, the holiday marking the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai, Shavei Israel communities are getting in the spirit too with all night learning sessions, early morning prayers and festive meals. Here's...

This week the world marked Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Poland, the day has added meaning with the annual March of the Living, where thousands march from the Auschwitz to Birkenau concentration camps. Shavei Israel's emissary to Krakow Avi Baumol describes this year's...

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....

Yes, we know Purim was last week. But the communities that Shavei Israel supports around the world keep sending us photos. And we couldn't not share with you these delightful pictures of Bnei Anousim girls dressed like princesses, teenage boys decked out as pirates, and...

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?...