Communities Around the World

When Shavei Israel’s director of marketing and new media Laura Ben-David found herself traveling to Boca Raton, Florida, the neighborhood where Simi, our dedicated volunteer lives, Simi's parents opened their home to host a talk about some of the lost and hidden communities that Shavei...

Shavei Israel is happy to introduce you to Yosef Mendez and Bruria Brito, from Venezuela, students of our Machon Miriam, Spanish language conversion institute. Bruria and Yosef, married for almost eight years, are about to get married again - this time according to full...

The Ma'ani Center, sponsored by Shavei Israel and the Office of the Ministry of Culture, and with the backing of “Higanu Habaita” (“We Arrived Home”; meetings for and by new immigrants to support diverse cultures and communities, share experiences, as well as to make new friends) hosted a presentation by the researcher Mrs. Eugenia Farin Levy, author of four...

As always, our communities around the world have been busy decorating, lighting candles, singing songs, sharing gifts, playing 'dreidel', eating delicious delicacies - and sending us loads and loads of pictures. In other words, our communities have been celebrating Chanukah! Browse through these photos...

This week, Shavei Israel communities all over the world together with all of world Jewry celebrated the beginning of the new, 5780th Jewish year - Rosh Hashanah. From Ecuador and Colombia to Portugal and Poland, people gathered in the synagogues and community centers to listen...

The Igbo are one of Nigeria’s largest ethnic groups and among them is a minority of some 4000 people practicing Judaism and defining themselves as the descendants of a lost tribe of Israel, We have previously written about Igbo here and here. This week Nigeria is...

Recently, the unique community of Lagos received guests from all over Nigeria who came to share in the simcha of the wedding of Eri Ben Avraham and Tamar Bat Eri. The Jewish community that the newlyweds belong to is the biggest one in the country...

The Igbo are one of Nigeria's largest ethnic groups and among them is a minority of practicing Jews that claim to be the descendants of a lost tribe of Israel, but the Jewish state doesn't recognize them. Here's a report by i24's Elinor Lalo. ...

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...

Shavei Israel communities enjoyed the atmosphere of Chanukah and fascinating activities organized in their countries. For many of them, this year's experience was unique and unforgettable, such as Bnei Anousim of Cagliari, Italy, who celebrated this holiday with our new emissary in the region, Eitan...