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Over the last 10 years Dr. Steven and Beth Weiss have been interested in the subject of the Jewish Diaspora in the Caribbean. They are not archaeologists or historians, rather are both in the medical profession. Steven is a pediatrician and Beth is a pediatric...

Hanoch Haokip is not your typical eleven-year-old. Hailing from the Bnei Menashe community, the defender/midfielder in the Youth B division of HaPoel Migdal Haemek has already been marked as a promising soccer player. Haokip plays under the training of Shimon Bouskila in the Youth B division...

This month our communities in El Salvador received special visitors, sent by OTS Amiel Bakehila, which is sponsored by Israel's Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. The organization, which aims to empower Jewish communities around the world and to strengthen their connection to the Jewish state, has...

While Hanukkah is approaching, Shavei Israel communities all over the world are getting ready for this beautiful holiday. The first ones to share their experience were communities of Chile and Colombia. In Chile, people gather together for an inspirational day of studying the history of Hanukkah,...

Laura Ben David, Shavei’s director of marketing and new media, visited North American Jewish communities as part of her volunteer work for OTS Amiel Bakehila under the sponsorship of Israel’s Ministry of the Diaspora. Laura used this opportunity to tell the story of lost and...

As every year, we greatly anticipate the flood of photos we will receive as our communities around the world begin their Sukkot preparations. Building their unique 'sukkahs' (temporary dwellings or huts that are decorated and used for the Sukkot holiday) and preparing their four 'species'...

After a break of nearly 50 years, the community of Piazzo, in the province of Biella, celebrated the wedding of Alberto Calo and Angela Ferrari Calo in a local synagogue. The previous Jewish wedding ceremony in Biella was conducted in 1969 by Rabbi Sergio Sierra...