Friends, we look forward to seeing you tonight, over free drinks at the Worker's Happy Hr

This Sunday we host a milk themed family brunch in honor or moms and Shavuot.  Bring kids of all ages, wear white, and be ready to roll blintzes and make butter, while sipping mimosas.

Our next Shabbat dinner @ Home will take place on May 24th.

Finally, we are happy to announce a new program series, to continue our exploration of Judaism, prayer and the inner journey. Four Friday Nights - a guided tour of the synagogue experience will commence on May 17th.

~ RJeneration   

 Workers Day Happy Hour  

Tonight @ 6:45pm   

(Free drinks 7-8) 

The month of May is the month of The Worker and to this we shall drink., a lot., and for free!

We booked a midtown location for all you proletariat worker bees, arranged for FREE and affordable drink specials for all classes, and set up a bourgeois space by the bar.

Drinks are FREE from 7 to 8. After that, the country owes you nothing!  OK fine, there will be drink specials, but you pay. 


Comrades, will you drink with us!?!

When: Wednesday, May 8th 6:45pm  
Where: Tammany Hall Tavern 218 East 53rd Street, (2-3ave)
Questions: Veronica
Secret Word @ entrance: RJen

 Milk & Honey Family Brunch   

This Sunday May 12th  10- noon 


Join a family focused celebration of Shavuot, a holiday most associated with milk. Why milk? It is believed that we eat dairy to symbolize the "land flowing with milk and honey", also the Torah is likened to milk.

Oh, and it's Mothers Day and what's better symbolism than milk!

In honor of a wonderful holiday, and because we all love Mama, we invite you to join us wearing ALL WHITE ( that's right, don't be afraid).  

Our brunch celebration will feature blintchiki w tvorog, varied flavors of milk for the kids and mimosas for the parents. We will run a workshop on making butter and yogurt by hand and a talk on the history of milk and milk products. You will leave knowing more about milk then you ever thought possible.

Our location in Park Slope features an in and outdoor space so we will take advantage of warm weather but be safe in case of  rain.

Toys, live kids music, workshops in Russian, old and new friends of all ages, mothers day morning with family, traditions, stories, gifts from ANBBaby, milk and honey flowing...

TotTussovka and RJeneration team up again!

 Four Friday Nights   

A guided tour of the synagogue experience  

May 17th, 31st. June 7th, 14th   



We  invite you to encounter services in a different way, as guests of four distinct communities.  Join other like-minded RJen'ers for an authentic experience of Friday night services and dinner in
continuing exploration of Judaism, prayer and the inner journey.


We will venture into four vibrant and very different synagogues in NYC over the course of May and June to experience the vibe, community, and space created by each of these institutions.  These Shuls range in style and substance, in level of adherence to tradition (Orthodox to Jewish Renewal), and in a myriad of other ways.    


Fri May 17th -  The Carlebach Shul, UWS, 7PM (services start 7:30PM)

Fir May 31st - Congregation Beit Simhat Torah, Chelsea, 6:30PM (services start 7PM)

Fri Jun 7th - Romemu, UWS, 6PM (services start 6:30PM)

Fri Jun 14th - Bnai Jeshurun, UWS, 6:30PM (services start at 7PM)


There will be a 1/2 hour introduction and Q&A session before we go into each synagogue.  For the first three visits, after services, the group will be hosted for a full Shabbat dinner with the Rabbi or Rabbinical Assistant.  


After our final visit on June 14th, we will organize a Shabbat dinner just for us -the participants, to decompress, discuss what we experienced and learned, how we felt...


This program is conceived as a unified series, comprising of 4 visits. For a full experience, we ask that you try to make it to all four sessions.  Space is very limited and the program is amazing. 


Cost per evening (for the dinner): TBD


 Shabbat @ Home    

Friday May 24th 7pm  

  Shabbat Dinner @Home      

Join us for our time-honored tradition of celebrating Shabbat the RJeneration way, at the homes of our members around the city!
As the week draws to a close, relax and break bread with old friends and new connections. Get to know your host and others in the community, and really connect as we give one of the oldest Jewish traditions our own unique flavor.

This month's dinner will take place in Riverdale, Bronx.  
Yes, we are heading to the boroughs!

Spaces are limited and Advance registration is required.

When: Friday, May 24th, 7:00pm
Where: Private home in Riverdale, Bronx**
Cost: $30/person 


**Address will be provided upon registration.

In This Issue
Workers Happy Hr - TONIGHT
Family Brunch This Sunday
Synagogue tours - 4 Fridays
Shabbat @ Home 5.24
Community Events  
 May 21st to June 2nd  

Lost & Found's long-awaited debut is finally here!
"Covers", the second original production from the L&F Project, is an interactive play that explores personal family stories about the Russian-Jewish identity experience.

"Covers" is a gripping theatrical oeuvre that will transport audiences between decades of lost memories and uncovered experiences.

When: May 21st to June 2nd (8pm and 3 pm shows 
Where:ArcLight Theatre
152 W 71st St

May 28th,  6:30-9:30 
Chefs, grab your pots and head for the stoves!  
Russian Leadership's board hosts a  3rd annual fun-filled, hands-on evening of cooking.

Be a chef, a sous-chef, or join the fans in the stands!

When: Thur, May 2, 6:30 - 9:30
Where: The JCC Manhattan's Culinary Arts Center
334 Amsterdam Ave NY
For further information or to register, please contact Ezra Shanken or at 1.212.836.1129

Read, Watch, Eat, Enjoy  

Forgotten Soviet Jewish veterans photographed with their medals ahead of Victory Day parade   


A 75-Year Harvard Study Finds What It Takes To Live A Happy Life    


About RJeneration
Born in the Soviet Union -- made in America

We came to America as kids and teens, brought by our parents. Some were born enroute, and some were born here. We are a generation of Americans with a second culture and language, a Russian heritage, Jewish roots, and a defining immigrant experience. We've juggled our "hybrid" Russian-Jewish-American identity throughout our lives.

Many of us went to the top high schools and colleges in the country. English is our primary language, but we still speak Russian. Runglish is also our style. We're Jewish, despite yeshiva traumas. We're in our 20's and 30's, busy building successful careers in every imaginable field. Some of us are already household names - Sergey Brin, Gary Shteyngart, David Bezmozgis, Lenny Krayzelberg, Mila Kunis, Regina Spektor. Many others are sure to follow and make their mark.

The RJeneration community brings us together to network, make connections, explore the richness of our unique Russian-Jewish-American identity, showcase and celebrate RJeneration's rising stars, and engage in Russian and Jewish life all around us.

For more information visit our website at: http://www.RJeneration.org
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