We are an empowering and supportive community of over 8000 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.
June -July, 2019
Through five different tours with our most beloved guides, our participants explored the history of the Old City including the Tombs of its Kings, the first neighborhoods outside the Walls of Jerusalem in the 19th century, the buildings and important personalities that created history in Talpiot and Abu Tor, and social trends in Jerusalem’s New City through modern day.
July 29, 2019 - Beersheva
I attended both meetings with the medical consultant Nina and was surprised to learn so much information. After all, medical procedures are standard in all countries. But here we learned the unique structure of Israel’s medical system, patient rights, insurance features, and interesting nuances that can be learned only from an experienced insider. Such meetings with professionals are invaluable for new olim – thank you!
July 28, 2019 - Haifa
As always, only positive feedback from me, regarding the art therapy!! There was such great energy yesterday and so many volunteers! There’s real friendship and conversations between them and the adults in this rehabilitation program. I want to donate to them some of the bags I sell with embroidery or felt figures. I think they would be happy.
Shishi Shabbat Yisraeli developed active branches with Area Coordinators in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Beer Sheva and Haifa, in addition to our national programs.