• More than 50 people attended RJD Sumer Social Mixer on the Packing House rooftop. SEE PHOTOS
  • "ECHOES OF HOPE" Concert by David Lisker
    Celebrate the lives and music of Jewish composers directly affected by the Holocaust. Reserve your tickets at: www.liskermusicfoundation.org
  • 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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'Echoes of Hope' Concert by David Lisker - Oct 19

2014 Tikkun Fellowship recipient, David Lisker, is presenting an inspiring evening celebrating the lives and music of Jewish composers directly affected by the Holocaust. The concert 'Echoes of the Hope' will feature world class performances by renowned artists from the U.S. Europe and Israel,  and violinist David Lisker (Chicago). They will perform a wide array of works by 7 different composers, 6 of whom perished in concentration camps. Sunday, October 19th 5:00 PM at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston, IL.Tickets can be reserved at www.liskermusicfoundation.org

Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema

Join in for the Israeli movie night on November 6th! RJD is partnering up with CLUB 1948 & JCC 20'S & 30'S for a wonderful night of two great Israelis movies! 1 night - 2 Israeli comedies! "Rock the Box" 7PM and "Zero Motivation" at 9PM. Thursday, November 6th, from 7:00PM-11:00PM. All tickets [$10 + service fee] are available at http://cfic14musicbox.eventbrite.com/. For more details and to RSVP please visit the Facebook page.

Family Volunteer Project in Wheeling

Volunteer with your family to help feed the hungry and give back to the community through this hands-on volunteer experience. PJ Feeds will bring together families for fun activities with a big impact as they work together to count and sort donated food items, make tzedakah boxes, and more. Nili Yelin the Storybook Mom will present an interactive storytelling session about helping the hungry. Sunday, November 2, 4:00 – 5:30PM Wheeling Park District, 333 W. Dundee Rd., Wheeling Cost: $10/family (to help offset supply costs) RSVP here: Register online by October 30

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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