• 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?

Volunteer with Holocaust Survivors

Volunteer with Holocaust Survivors: Join the group of volunteers who make a difference in this community by visiting Holocaust survivors, helping and supporting them on a regular basis. These volunteer opportunities are organized by the Russian Jewish Division's L'Dor V'Dor initiative in partnership with the Holocaust Community Services (HCS) and Tikkun Olam Volunteer Network (TOV).

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.

Meet Author Lev Golinkin - A Backpack, A Bear & Eight Crates of Vodka!

One Book | One Community selection - Spertus Institute presents a series of programs about Jewish life in the former Soviet Union, capped by an opportunity to meet the selected book's author. Please join The Russian Jewish Division for Sunday December 6th! Ticket- $10 per person, Please don't forget to register in advance!


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