Congratulations Julia Grinberg! On Friday, August 14th, 2015 a recipient of the RJD's Tikkun Fellowship presented a night filled with popular Israeli board games, delicious Mediterranean Shabbat dinner, music and giveaways! Guests enjoyed meeting new people in the community and socializing in a beautiful private lounge overlooking the Chicago skyline. Israeli nostalgia was surely the theme of the night! The event was sponsored in partnership with Masa Israel Journey & Genesis Philanthropy Group.
On June 12, 2015, twenty two Russian-speaking Jewish families with children gathered at the JCC Perltstein Resort in Wisconsin for the 3rd Annual Russian Family Retreat.
On Friday, May 8th, close to 400 people gathered at the Illinois Holocaust Museum to celebrate 70th Anniversary of the Victory Day of the Soviet and Allied forces against Nazi Germany. The event was organized by Michael and Tanya Polsky, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Holocaust Community Services, Chicago Association of WWII Veterans and JUF's Russian Jewish Division. RJD, in partnership with Chicago's Association of WWII Veterans and TOV, organized over 60 volunteers within the Russian-speaking young adult and young families community to visit over 250 bed-ridden veterans and survivors at their homes this past weekend. Volunteers brought flowers, cards made by children in Russian daycares, and food packages donated by Russian grocery stores. See
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