• 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

PJ Rocks Rosh Hashanah

Join PJ Library  for the  kick-off program PJ Rocks Rosh Hashanah, featuring: a kiddie concert with nationally touring children’s recording artist Laura Doherty, arts & crafts, a Shofar workshop, scavenger hunt, snacks, and more.  Sunday, September 14 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Rock out with Laura at 10:30 or 11:30 am At Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL. Cost: $25/family Register online:

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.

Russian Book Buddies - Rosh Hashanah!

 Russian Book Buddies - Rosh Hashanah, invites young families with kids 0-5 to join us for stories, craft projects and family fun! It is the initiative of the Russian Jewish Division in partnership with PJ Library. Meet new friends and spend meaningful time with our families. Event is free of charge and is held in Russian. Sunday, September 21st
10:30 AM at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Deerfield, IL at 728 N Waukegan Rd. RSVPvia email: RJD@juf.org



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