• On June 12th, 2015 - twenty two Russian-speaking Jewish families with children gathered at the JCC Perlstein Resort in WI for the 3rd Annual Russian Family Retreat.
  • On May 9th, 2015 - over 60 volunteers within the Russian-Speaking young adult community visited over 250 bed ridden veterans and survivors at their homes.
  • On August 9th, 2015 - A recipient of the RJD's Tikkun Fellowship presented a night of music, food and Israeli spirit for the Israeli National Love Day - Tu B'Av.
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What's Up at RJD?

Tikkun Fellowship Grants

Grants with 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 & significant way. Apply today

Quartet for the End of Time

Sunday, January 24th at 5pm at North Shore Congregation Israel - 75th anniversary performance by Olivier Messiaen, featuring internationally acclaimed musicians Yana Reznik, pianist; Julian Milkis, clarinetist; Ilya Kaler, violinist; and Dmitry Kouzov, cellist. Free of charge. RSVP is required

Open Table - Meeting and Dinner

Join a leadership meeting with Roman Polansky, the head of the Russian-speaking unit of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Roman will talk about Jewish community in Ukraine and Israel and the ways Jewish United Fund assists the communities overseas. Cost is $10 and includes a kosher dinner. RSVP online

Save the Dates: events for young families

Russian Jbaby Musical Havdalah - Feb 13, 20, 27, March 5, 4-5pm
Russian Book Buddies - Feb 7, March 13, April 10, May 22, June 12, 10:30am
Purim Puppet Show and Carnival - March 20, 4pm
Passover Family Seder - April 22, 7pm
Yom Haatzmaut event with Schechter - May 15, 4pm
Annual Russian Family Retreat - July 29


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