• 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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What's Up at RJD?

Passover Seder!

On Friday, April 3rd join the Russian Jewish Division and Synagogue FREE at a wonderful Seder for singles, couples, young professionals, and families with children of all ages! The hagadah will come to life with games and fun activities. Location: Riverwoods, IL  Adult $25 Children:$18 For more information and tickets visit here:

Entrepreneurship Panel

On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, Chicago's second Russian Jewish Entrepreneurship event gathered over 100 attendees to hear the panel of successful entrepreneurs and risk-takers, who built their companies from scratch: Steve Kreynin, Forte Group, Igor Golubchik, Chicago Ethnic Media, Eddie Lichstein, Autoplicity.com. The young professionals' crowd has also enjoyed networking opportunities, hors-d'oeuvres, and an open bar. SEE PHOTOS

Foodie Celebration

On Wednesday, February 4th, Russian Jewish Division  and Center for Jewish Genetics organized  a foodie celebration of the season: a sushi cooking class with chef Keith Wagner. Everyone had a chance to meet each other, learn the  new cooking skills and enjoy their own sushi creations with some salad, wine, traditional sake and dessert. SEE PHOTOS

Ethiopian Exodus: In Search of Lost Tribes

On Sunday, January 11th, 2015 Igor Kogan, a freelance photographer and a recipient of the RJD's Tikkun Fellowship presented breathtaking photographs from his travels around Africa, including Beta Israel and Falash Mura villages, where Ethiopian Jews used to live prior to immigrating to Israel. The reception took place at Palette and Chisel Gallery located in the heart of the Gold Coast neighborhood and gathered close to 230 people.  See  photos


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