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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Recent Posts

Бульки Bubbles Group – Our First Session

Бульки Bubbles Group – Our First Session We had a great time at our very first Bul’ki Bubbles Session for Mums, Grandmas, sisters, aunties and special friends! From getting to know ...

FREE Mezuzot Installation Campaign Kick-Starts in Melbourne & Sydney

FREE Mezuzot Installation Campaign Kick-Starts in Melbourne & Sydney Our first-ever volunteer-driven Mezuzah campaign in memory of Avigdor ben Sarah Genya and Eliyahu ben Aharon kick-started in Melbourne and Sydney. For ...

Russian Purim Masquerade

Russian Purim Masquerade Wow! What an exciting Pre-Purim event we hosted for over 160 people at Glen Town Hall! We thank our partners, the Australian Forum of Russian-Speaking Jewry, Kangarusski and ...

Ожог от озаренья – интервью с поэтом Людмилой Вечёркиной

Ожог от озаренья Интервью с поэтом Людмилой Вечёркиной У нас в гостях – замечательный поэт из Москвы, Людмила Вечёркина, Член Союза писателей Москвы, автор шести поэтических сборников и песен, полюбившихся в ...

Bringing the Joy of Shabbat to the Residents of Montefiore Homes

Bringing the Joy of Shabbat to the Residents of Montefiore Homes By Sarah Bendetsky On 11-12 November, the world marked the International Shabbat Project with thousands of Shabbat dinners, challah baking ...

What Matters Most at Russian Style Sukkot in Melbourne?

What Matters Most at Russian Style Sukkot in Melbourne? By Sarah Bendetsky On 23 October, a Russian-style Sukkot house party brought together over 60 people in Melbourne. Organised by Subbotnik’s volunteers ...

Shake It Like You Mean It at Subbotnik’s Sukkot BBQ

Shake It Like You Mean It at Subbotnik’s Sukkot BBQ Without too much wording, we are delighted to formally and informally invite you to our upcoming Sukkot BBQ!  Why we haven’t ...

Artistic Jewish Calendar Infused With Russian Memories

Artistic Jewish Calendar Infused With Russian Memories By Sarah Bendetsky Volunteers from Subbotnik, a grassroots organisation bringing together Russian Jews in Australia, recently surprised the community. The organisation published its first ...
Leadership and Management

Avi Bendetsky

Co-Founder

Sarah Bendetsky

Co-Founder

Zamel-Well Family

Executive Contributor