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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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 ...

170 Smiles at Subbotnik’s Pre-Rosh Hashana Fun Day with Sydney Shabbat Dinner to Follow

170 Smiles at Subbotnik’s Pre-Rosh Hashana Fun Day with Sydney Shabbat Dinner to Follow By Sarah Bendetsky On 13 September, 170 people gathered at Subbotnik’s Pre-Rosh Hashana Funday at Russian Sunday ...

Рош Ашана: Обновление Вселенной и Надежда на Лучшее!

Wanted: Kids Of All Ages!

Wanted: Kids Of All Ages! Join Subbotnik and Lider Sunday School for our Pre-Rosh Hashana Fun Day. Get in the holiday mood and enjoy amazing activities and gifts for the whole ...

Вечер Халы «Субботника» : Традиции Из Глубины Души

Вечер Халы «Субботника» : Традиции Из Глубины Души Английский текст: Сара Бендетская; Русский перевод: Анна Пауэлл В четверг, 30 июля, около шестидесяти русскоговорящих членов еврейской общины Мельбурна собрались на вечер Халы, ...

Shabbat Shalom from Subbotnik!

Shabbat Shalom from Subbotnik! Our weekly newsletter, Subbotnik Takeaway, is out with great photos from last week, a full list of amazing volunteers who helped us to organise our third Subbotnik (huge ...

Challah, Falafel and Wine @ Moorabbin, 30 July 2015

Challah, Falafel and Wine @ Moorabbin, 30 July 2015
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