We are an empowering and supportive community of over 6500 young Russian-speaking soldiers, students and young professionals - most of whom moved to Israel without family. Our weekend retreats, excursions, professional mentoring and study evenings, cultural activities, volunteer, and holiday events are helping young Israeli immigrants thrive personally and professionally in their new home, in an atmosphere of community, pluralism, Jewish literacy and Jewish Peoplehood.
May 17, 208 - Jerusalem
What are the different names of the Shavuot holiday? Why did Linda bring in fresh wheat and also cheeses and wine? We began this evening by reading the Ten Commandments with fresh eyes and discussing their relevance to us and their impact on world culture. Then our teams tried to answer intriguing questions about the holiday and other historical and Jewish topics. Thanks for this excellent activity which got me into the Shavuot spirit of Israel.
May 14, 2018 - Beersheva
We listened to a wonderful talk about Shavuot with excellent lecturer Boris Kaminsky and learned a tremendous amount about the origins and traditions of this important holiday. We enjoyed meeting new friends and eating delicious dairy foods. I am new to Israel and truly appreciate these opportunities. Thank you!
Shishi Shabbat Yisraeli developed active branches with Area Coordinators in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa, in addition to our national programs.