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  • On Sunday, October 19th at Nichols Concert Hall an acclaimed violinist David Lisker, Tikkun Fellowship recipient, a Juilliard graduate and former student of legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman, presented an unforgettable event celebrating the lives and music of Jewish composers affected by the Holocaust. SEE PHOTOS
  • The second annual Russian Family Getaway gathered 21 families for a wonderful weekend at the Perlstein Resort in Wisconsin on June 27-29, 2014. SEE PHOTOS
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Tikkun Fellowship Grant

Got an idea? Want to make an impact? Apply for a Tikkun Fellowship Grant today!
Tikkun Fellowship grants provide up to $3,000 in financial support for innovative projects created by Russian-speaking Jews ages 22–40. Projects must have a demonstrated Jewish focus or theme and be aimed at engaging the community in a meaningful and significant way. Download application here:

Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema

On Thursday, November 6th, Young Russian Jewish professionals attended the screenings of 2 newest Israeli comedies, "Rock the Box" and "Zero Motivation." This year, RJD partnered up with CLUB 1948 & JCC 20'S & 30'S for a wonderful night at the Chicago Festival Israeli Cinema.

'Echoes of Hope' Concert

On Sunday, October 19th at Nichols Concert Hall an acclaimed violinist David Lisker, Tikkun Fellowship recipient, a Juilliard graduate and former student of legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman, presented an unforgettable event celebrating the lives and music of Jewish composers affected by the Holocaust. David, along with 6 renowned musicians from the U.S., Europe and Israel, performed works by 9 inspiring individuals, 8 of whom perished in concentration camps. “This project allowed me to introduce inspiring composers, their stories and music to the Chicago public; bringing them out of the shadow of the Holocaust, and into the spotlight”, said David. Over 400 people attended the concert, including 75 Holocaust survivors.
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Russian Family Getaway

Second annual Russian Family Getaway in Wisconsin gathered 21 families for a weekend of June 27-29, 2014 at the Perlstein Resort & Conference Center, the territory of Camp Chi in Wisconsin Dells. Weekend featured Shabbat celebration and discussions for parents with cantor Vicky Glikin, creative arts and crafts activities for children led by Zhenya Plechkina of NY’s Zshuk Art Initiative, boat rides and pool, bonfire and a great opportunity to connect with other families that share similar stories. See photos.

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