On Thursday, November 6th, Young Russian Jewish professionals attended the screenings of 2 newest Israeli comedies, "Rock the Box" and "Zero Motivation." This year, RJD partnered up with CLUB 1948 & JCC 20'S & 30'S for a wonderful night at the Chicago Festival Israeli Cinema.
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. David, along with 6 renowned musicians from the U.S., Europe and Israel, performed works by 9 inspiring individuals, 8 of whom perished in concentration camps. “This project allowed me to introduce inspiring composers, their stories and music to the Chicago public; bringing them out of the shadow of the Holocaust, and into the spotlight”, said David. Over 400 people attended the concert, including 75 Holocaust survivors.
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.