Upcoming Events


jBaby | Russian-Speaking Playdate| Northbrook

Saturday, February 24, 2024 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM <Add to Calendar>

Finding multilingual friends is no easy task, but jBaby and RJD are here to help! Come for some Shabbat-themed sensory play and come away with a new group of Russian-speaking buddies. Open to kiddos ages 0-5.


Location:
Northbrook JCC
300 Revere Drive, Northbrook IL, 60062
Northbrook , IL 60062


Contact:
jBaby Chicago
jbabychicago@juf.org
312-357-4905


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RJD Excelsior Committee Women in Philanthropy Panel

Thursday, March 7, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

In honor of International Women's Day, join us to hear from a panel of women in philanthropy
. RJD's Excelsior Committee provides opportunities to network with like‑minded Russian‑speaking Jewish professionals, learn more about industry‑related Chicago happenings, and join business leaders who come together to make a difference. Russian-speaking Jewish Division programs are funded in part by the Genesis Philanthropy Group.


Location:
30 S Wells St
Chicago, IL 60606-5056


Contact:
Nicholas Mussari
nickmussari@juf.org
312-357-4898



RJD Women's Book Club – ”Abigail's Song” with Alina Rubin

Thursday, March 14, 2024 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

Alina Rubin will be joining our book club to discuss her new novel. "Alina Rubin is an up-and-coming star in the realm of historical fiction. She is a determined and talented writer who knows how to bring history to life through her courageous main characters." — Colin Mustful, author, historian, editor, and founder of History Through Fiction. Cast out from her home after her mother’s death, orphan Abigail Jones wanders around her English town on Christmas Eve of 1809. Desperately trying to suppress her cough—the same that killed her mother—Abigail begs for coins on the freezing cold streets. With the help of a medical student, Oli Higgins, she recovers and avoids being sent to the cruel orphanage. Oli then reveals his secret: he is hiding his Jewish identity and his birth name, David Fridman, to pursue his chosen profession. He brings her into his devout, loving Jewish home. Over time, she embraces her found family and discovers her talent for music. RJD will pay for attendees' paperback or Kindle versions of the book if desired. Please e-mail us at rjd@juf.org with your preference. Russian-speaking Jewish Division, JUF programs are funded, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Location:
30 S Wells St
Chicago, IL 60606-5056


Contact:
Nicholas Mussari
nickmussari@juf.org
312-357-4898



Mama Meetup: School Age

Saturday, March 16, 2024 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

At the Mama Meetup: School Age event, you'll have the unique opportunity to learn from not one, but two expert speakers in the field of childhood development. Olga Goldenberg and Anastasiia Seleiman Holdak will lead engaging sessions that cover various aspects of school-aged children's growth, such as cognitive, creativity, emotional, and social development. You'll come away with fresh ideas and useful tools to enhance your relationship with your child and guide them through these critical years.

Our event will feature an extensive selection of snacks and beverages for all the wonderful mothers in attendance.

Russian-speaking Jewish Division, JUF programs are funded, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group.


Location:
300 Revere Dr
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Alina Zatulyviter
alinazatulyviter@juf.org
312-673-2350


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RJD Mom’s Night Out City Edition

Thursday, March 21, 2024 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Join other RSJ moms (and expecting mamas-to-be) for dinner at Costera Cocina Tulum in the West Loop.
Diners are responsible for their own dinner bill.

Russian-speaking Jewish Division, JUF programs are funded, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group.


Location:
850 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607-1317


Contact:
Sofia Jouravel
sofiajouravel@juf.org
312-673-2351


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RJD Purim Party Family Celebration

Saturday, March 23, 2024 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM <Add to Calendar>

Who doesn't like to dress up and make friends and family giggle? One of the mitzvot of Purim is to be joyful! We invite you and your children to immerse yourselves in this holiday beloved by all children. Put on your costumes and come have fun with us. Music, sweets, dancing, crafting will make for a memorable experience for your children.

All children will receive presents at the end of the celebration, please include all children who will attend the event.

Russian-speaking Jewish Division, JUF programs are funded, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group.


Location:
300 Revere Dr, Northbrook, IL 60062
Northbrook, IL 60062


Contact:
Alina Zatulyviter
alinazatulyviter@juf.org
312-673-2350


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Raise a reader: Parent workshop

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM <Add to Calendar>

When all the shiny, light-up, interactive toys of the world are competing for your child’s attention, it is increasingly difficult for them to pick reading as a pastime. We have all heard of the benefits of reading books, but how do we get our child to choose reading, and more importantly to enjoy it? In this expert-lead discussion, we will talk about how to establish reading habits for and with your child, and how to spark the love for reading in even the youngest of kiddos. We will offer practical tips, as well as book-suggestions tailored to your child’s age.

The first 10 guests to register will also receive a complimentary Russian-language PJ Library book. Let us help you start a wonderous journey into the world of stories and set your child on the path to success.
After registration you will get the Zoom link.

Russian-speaking Jewish Division, JUF programs are funded, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group.


Location:
ZOOM
Chicago, IL 60606


Contact:
Alina Zatulyviter
alinazatulyviter@juf.org
312-673-2350


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