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We work with many communities around the world and occasionally will profile some of the amazing locals who volunteer as representatives. These generous individuals help us organize our activities in the best way possible, and reach more people in their respective regions. One of these...

The Beit Toldot community is located in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador and consists of approximately 10 families who decided to reconnect with their Jewish roots under the supervision of Rabbi Shimon Yehoshua, Shavei Israel's emissary in Colombia. The recent Shabbat was very special for...

This week Israel and the whole Jewish world are celebrating the holiday of Purim, and as every year we have a selection of pictures received from our emissaries in various Jewish communities across the globe. Though the communities are located in some of the most...

Michael Freund, Shavei Israel's Founder and Chairman, is moderating the panel at the AIPAC Policy Conference devoted to reconnecting descendants of Jews from Latino and Hispanic communities with Jewish world and their heritage. Recent DNA and academic research have indicated that one in four Latinos and...

Shavei Israel launches a new series of online classes in Russian devoted to the weekly parasha (Torah portion) and to laws and traditions of Judaism. The program is called "Seven minutes of Torah" and the speaker is Rabbi Shlomo Zelig Avrasin. The target audience of...

This week, El Salvador community celebrated a very special event - the birth of a baby girl. The baby's name is Débora Margalit bat Yoseph and Ruth, and we're happy to share some photos taken at the party organized by her family. Rabbi Elisha Salas,...

This past week saw Shavei Israel's Director of Marketing Laura Ben-David put on a lot of mileage on her car as she traveled to Tel Aviv to speak with Tel Aviv University international students at a student center through the Jeff Seidel Student Center. The...

Dani Limor, head of the "Mapping Jewish communities around the world" project of Israel's Diaspora Affairs Ministry, traveled to South America recently where he visited with a number of Shavei Israel communities. The purpose of his visit to El Salvador and Colombia was to get acquainted...

The last few weeks in Italy were marked by a number of special events which were particularly meaningful for the local Bnei Anousim communities spread out among the southern region of the country. Part of these events were related to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day...