• 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?

Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema

Russian Jewish Division is proud to be a partner of the 10th Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema! Opening night begins Oct. 28th at AMC Northbrook Court 'Afterthought' 6:30pm Gala and Screening. For updates about 2015 films, show times, individual and group tickets, special guests, venues, sponsors and much more, go to http://israelifilmchi.org . New information is being added daily!

Coffee in the Loop

A new initiative of the RJD: This is an ongoing event that helps connect and engage Russian-Jewish young professionals. People are welcome to come on their lunch breaks and have an open discussion on various topics in our community, exciting upcoming events and anything relevant in the RSJ world. We hope through doing this we can inspire our community to bond together and meet new friends & colleagues. We encourage you to bring new members to the table! Please follow the RJD FB page for dates & time.

Russian Book Buddies - Rosh Hashana

In the spirit of High Holidays, on Sunday September 13th, kids ages 1-4 and parents gathered for Russian Book Buddies in celebration of Rosh Hashana. The kids enjoyed an hour of arts and crafts themed around the Jewish holiday and later enjoyed story time and a fun history lesson.


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