About Us

Established in April 2015 by a group of  volunteers in Melbourne, Australia, the Subbotnik organisation aims to celebrate the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of Russian Jews around the world in the most inclusive way. Held at community centres and synagogues, the Subbotnik events unite families and singles, children and seniors, religious and secular people, and everyone else in between …

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Are You Ready for Our Purim Carnival?

It’s official! We are extremely happy to announce our Purim Carnival! Put on your costume and smile and celebrate Purim with us on Thu 24 March! Unbelievable fun for the entire ...

Поговорим о Хануке…

Поговорим о Хануке… Сара Бендетская Ханука – это один из самых радостных праздников еврейского календаря, прославляющий чудеса и знамения Всевышнего. Это время семейных встреч у горящих свечей, застолий с пончиками и оладушками ...

Sparks of Torah Wisdom – Weekly Readings

Learning From Yaakov By Rabbi Moishe Finkel This Torah portion Veyeitse discusses the uneasy life of our third Patriarch and forefather Yaakov. Although all three patriarchs are proto-Jews and without them, ...

Chanukah Po-Russki!

Registrations have opened for our next Subbotnik – Chanukah Po-Russki! Let there be light this Chanukah; and latkes, smiles and miracles! Come along and bring your families and friends. We’ll make ...

Sparks of Torah Wisdom

Sparks of Torah Wisdom – Affecting Generations by Rabbi Moishe Finkel This Torah portion Toldois describes the life of Yitzchok and Rivka and their two sons Yaakov and Eisav. Yitzchok’s son ...

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Sparks of Torah Wisdom – Weekly Readings

Chayei Sarah: From Death to Life By Rabbi Moishe Finkel This week’s Torah portion Chayei Sarah speaks about the death of Avraham’s wife Sarah and describes how Avraham went out of ...

From Melbourne to Sydney With Love

Subbotnik Shabbat Dinner in Sydney Attracts Over 100 People By Sarah Bendetsky On 23-24 October, over 1 million Jews around the world marked the International Shabbat Project with communal challah baking ...
Leadership and Management

Avi Bendetsky

Co-Founder

Sarah Bendetsky

Co-Founder

Zamel-Well Family

Executive Contributor