Russian-speaking families got together on Sunday, March 16th to celebrate Purim at the very unique place in Chicagoland - a new Puppet House (Dom Kukol) in Wheeling. Kids wore costumes, listened to an interactive Purim Story with Puppets, dances, decorated masks and enjoyed hamentashen. The event was organized as a part of the Puppet Theatre project of the RJD's Tikkun Fellow 2014 Masha Chenyak.
Close to a 130 people joined the 10th Russian Shabbaton on March 7-9th at the Hilton Chicago-Indian Lake Resort. A weekend retreat for Russian-speaking Jews in their 20s and 30s once again created community and inspired its participants. From Shabbat celebration, sessions, workshops, presentations to dancing, singing and chatting into the night - Russian Shabbaton helped Russian Jews make new connections with each other, the community and their own Heritage. Read the article.
Come and celebrate Israel Independence Day with the Russian-Jewish community by participating in Yom Ha'atzmaut Family Concert! Sunday, May 18th 4PM at Solomon Schechter Day School 3210 Dundee Rd Northbrook, IL 60062