Shavei Israel | Lodz

Lodz Tag

Within the framework of getting ready for upcoming Shavuot holiday, when Torah studies receive additional importance, the Jewish community of Lodz, Poland, planned a wide range of activities both for adults and kids. One special series  is the 'Days of Hasidut.' A series of educational...

Last week, Shavei Israel communities all over the world gathered together to light bonfires as celebration of Lag B'Omer. We are glad to share with you some pictures from the celebrations in Poland, India and Israel!...

The kids are cuter than ever at Gan Matanel, the Jewish pre-school and kindergarten run by Miriam Szychowski in Lodz, Poland. Now in its third year, Gan Matanel is the home for a half dozen Jewish children. To kick off the new school year, we have some...

"Sukka hopping" is one of our favorite holiday activities - whether in real life or online. We started with pictures of sukkot in construction, then visited the Bnei Menashe to see their completed Sukkot in India. And now we take a quick trip around the...

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...

Who doesn't love a good bonfire? There were plenty of them this week as the Jewish world celebrated Lag B'Omer, the 33rd day of the period between Passover and the holiday of Shavuot. We have photos of medurot (Hebrew for bonfire) from Shavei Israel communities...

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....