• 130 people gathered for a weekend on March 7th to connect with each other, the community and their heritage. Read the article and see the video!
  • Russian-speaking young families celebrated Purim on March 16th at the House of Puppets in Wheeling.
  • A new Jewish tune was born. WATCH NOW
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Passover Puppet Show

Russian-speaking families got together on Sunday, March 16th to celebrate Purim at the very unique place in Chicagoland - a new Puppet House (Dom Kukol) in Wheeling. Kids wore costumes, listened to an interactive Purim Story with Puppets, dances, decorated masks and enjoyed hamentashen. The event was organized as a part of the Puppet Theatre project of the RJD's Tikkun Fellow 2014 Masha Chenyak.

A Huge Success - 10th Russian Shabbaton

Close to a 130 people joined the 10th Russian Shabbaton on March 7-9th at the Hilton Chicago-Indian Lake Resort. A weekend retreat for Russian-speaking Jews in their 20s and 30s once again created community and inspired its participants. From Shabbat celebration, sessions, workshops, presentations to dancing, singing and chatting into the night - Russian Shabbaton helped Russian Jews make new connections with each other, the community and their own Heritage. Read the article.


Yom Ha'atzmaut Family Concert

Come and celebrate Israel Independence Day with the Russian-Jewish community by participating in Yom Ha'atzmaut Family Concert! Sunday, May 18th 4PM at Solomon Schechter Day School 3210 Dundee Rd Northbrook, IL 60062 


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