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.
March 2, 2018
Shushan Purim in Jerusalem! Jerusalemites and members from other cities came to celebrate in a park in the center of the city. We read Megillat Esther, enjoyed delicious barbeque, danced and caught up with old and new friends.
Particularly heartwarming were the many Shishi Shabbat Yisraeli couples who came with babies and toddlers in tow. Purim Sameach Jerusalem!
March 1, 2018
On Purim, volunteers from Shishi Shabbat Yisraeli Haifa brought a lot of happy energy to children in the oncology department of Rambam Hospital.
One guy brought a photo booth and made photographs with funny props, another woman did aqua make-up on the children, and we painted and did crafts with them. We brought them Mishloach manot of juices and a big cake. I don’t know who got more from this day – the children or the volunteers!
February 28, 2018
In celebration of Purim, our olim volunteers from Shishi Shabbat Yisraeli Beersheva visited 15 families of WWII Veterans and presented them with sweet gifts (mishloach manot). We were received very warmly – they gave us tea and cakes, told us about their lives and when we shared our stories of making aliya, they gave us advice on how to get settled. Children living in the Yaelim Absorption center prepare greeting cards for the Veterans and they were very touched by this and our attention! Thanks to everyone who took part in this wonderful operation.
Shishi Shabbat Yisraeli developed active branches with Area Coordinators in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa, in addition to our national programs.