Russia Tag

We already published several articles devoted to re-opening of a Sunday school in the town of Vysoki, South Russia, and its current activities. However, it is less known that the predecessor of the current school, which laid the traditions of local Jewish education, has been...

Shavei Israel communities, from South America to Eastern Europe, celebrated Tu B'Shevat, known as "The New Year of the Trees", and shared with us some beautiful pictures of people gathering together, learning, partying and planting trees. Here's a brief, but colorful review of these beautiful...

Now that the Sukkot holiday is over, let's take a look at all the wonderful prayer services, parties, celebrations and other beautiful events that happened last week in different parts of the world. From South America to Poland, from Portugal to Russia; Shavei Israel communities...

Shavei Israel's Maani Center continues with a series of lectures devoted to the history and traditions of various lost and hidden Jewish communities all over the world....

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....

It's no wonder that more and more people of different ages, interests and backgrounds are enthusiastically joining our projects, making their own huge contribution to the meaningful work of returning and bringing Jews closer to their national, religious and cultural heritage....

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....

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....

It’s back! By popular demand, Shavei Israel is once again producing a beautiful Jewish calendar chock full of photos from the lost and “hidden” communities with whom we work. You’ll learn more about our communities in China, Colombia, India, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Russia, El Salvador,...

In 1827, Czar Nicholas I of Russia published a harsh “Recruitment Decree” which required the 25-year conscription of Jewish boys between the ages of 12 and 25. These children were taken away from their families and became known as cantonists, and for the next 29...