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  • More than 230 people gathered to see breathtaking photographs from RJD’s Tikkun Fellow Igor Kogan’s travels around Africa on January 11. SEE PHOTOS
  • Close to 100 people attended Russian Jewish Entrepreneurship Panel on January 27. SEEPHOTOS
  • 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
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70th Victory Day in Chicago

On Friday, May 8th, close to 400 people gathered at the Illinois Holocaust Museum to celebrate 70th Anniversary of the Victory Day of the Soviet and Allied forces against Nazi Germany. The event was organized by Michael and Tanya Polsky, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Holocaust Community Services, Chicago Association of WWII Veterans and JUF's Russian Jewish Division. Public officials in attendance: Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Senator Mark Kirk, Chicago's First Lady Amy Rule, Alex Goldman - Deputy Consul General of the State of Israel. The Russian Jewish Division, in partnership with Chicago's Association of WWII Veterans and TOV, organized over 60 volunteers within the Russian-speaking young adult and young families community to visit over 250 bed-ridden veterans and survivors at their homes this past weekend. Volunteers brought flowers, cards made by children in Russian daycares, and food packages donated by Russian grocery stores. 

In addition, on Friday, May 8th, in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII, Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel officially proclaimed May 9th, 2015 to be Victory Day in Chicago. See photos

Annual Russian Family Getaway in WI

Join Russian Jewish Division's all-inclusive annual Family Getaway for Russian-speaking Jewish families with young children. Retreat will take place at the Perlstein Resort & Conference Center, beautiful territory of the well-known Camp Chi in Wisconsin Dells. The retreat will feature festive kosher meals, comfortable accommodations, outdoor pool, arts and crafts activities, sport games, bonfire, kayaks and catamaran rides, social time for parents and more. Register with a discount 

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