We are an empowering and supportive community of over 7000 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-June 2019 - Haifa
We recently began our Conversational Hebrew Ulpan courses for young olim in Haifa on Thursdays . Olga teaches two groups, one after another, introducing relevant topics which the participants then discuss. They are enjoying improving their Hebrew and learning to speak about practical and important topics.
May 3 & June 27, 2019 - Tel Aviv
On May 3rd participants of Shishi Shabbat Yisraeli vsited the legendary Palmach Museum in North Tel Aviv and learned about the interesting sites, buildings and sculptures of Tel Aviv University and the surrounding area. We enjoyed an interactive tour with full immersion in the history of Palmach, and saw through the eyes of young soldiers the first years of the struggle for the historical homeland of the Jews. Afterwards, guide Gali Benin showed us the unique architecture of the synagogue in Tel Aviv University, the most "green" building in Israel, the nature museum, built in the form of Noah's ark and so on. Later we toured the sculpture park and the new department of ecology building, constructed from only from ecological materials - a real example of the houses of the future.
Florentin is one of the most famous areas of Tel Aviv in the modern world. The area of bars and shops for pet lovers, artists quarters and street graffiti. On June 27, legendary guide and part-time resident of Florentin Zeev Volk showed us hundreds of street wall paintings and learned about their messages and the artists. He showed us hidden and iconic works of street art, and shared the history of the "underground" community of the city area in general, its current development and future directions. For all the participants these 3 hours flew by very quickly.
May 30 & June 26, 2019 - Haifa and Tel Aviv
Alexey led another excellent evening of Jewish Brain Ring in Haifa, with questions about Jerusalem Day, Jewish history, and general trivia. Winning teams won prizes and everyone met new friends and had a great time.
In Tel Aviv, Games master Pavel Pivovarov ran our t raditional games event for everyone who loves this fun, intellectual past time and awesome opportunity to find new friends.
After learning the rules of the games, the participants divided into teams of 3 to 6 people and played different games for 3 hours!
Lidia S. and Leonid G.
Shishi Shabbat Yisraeli developed active branches with Area Coordinators in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Beer Sheva and Haifa, in addition to our national programs.