Join Russian Jewish Division's all-inclusive annual Family Getaway for Russian-speaking Jewish families with young children. Retreat will take place on the weekend June 12-14th, 2015 at the Perlstein Resort & Conference Center, beautiful territory of the well-known to many of you Camp Chi in Wisconsin Dells. Retreat will feature festive kosher meals, comfortable accommodations, outdoor pool, arts and crafts activities, sport games, bonfire, kayaks and catamarans rides, social time for parents and more@ reserve your spot by emailing at RJD@juf.org
This year marks 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII. Help us say 'thank you' and bring joy to those veterans who can no longer attend celebratory events around the Victory Day! If you can visit a veteran, please fill out this volunteer form. Time and place will be flexible. REGISTER HERE:
More than 130 young families with children, grandparents and community members joined RJD and Synagogue F.R.E.E. for the First Seder on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 in Riverwoods. Led by Rabbi Notik in both English and Russian, evening featured many activities for children, very educational Seder with explanations and a delicious meal.
On Wednesday, February 4th, Russian Jewish Division and Center for Jewish Genetics organized a foodie celebration of the season: a sushi cooking class with chef Keith Wagner. Everyone had a chance to meet each other, learn the new cooking skills and enjoy their own sushi creations with some salad, wine, traditional sake and dessert. SEE PHOTOS
On Sunday, January 11th, 2015 Igor Kogan, a freelance photographer and a recipient of the RJD's Tikkun Fellowship presented breathtaking photographs from his travels around Africa, including Beta Israel and Falash Mura villages, where Ethiopian Jews used to live prior to immigrating to Israel. The reception took place at Palette and Chisel Gallery located in the heart of the Gold Coast neighborhood and gathered close to 230 people. See photos