What would you say if we told you that showing love and appreciation to women will bring on spring?  International Women's Day is March 8th and on March 9th, RJen will deliver love, kind words, and chocolate to older ladies of our community, a group that gets so much less than it deserves. We need you! Join us as part of  RJen Delivers Sunday as we share time, happiness, stories, and see faces brightened and snow melting.

On March 12th we invite you to a photography presentation and talk with Julian Voloj, an incredible, award wining photographer who has traveled the world documenting diaspora life in places like Cuba, Morocco, Lithuania, Harlem... This is the last of our 3 part series in partnership with the Jewish Art Salon and one not to miss.  

On March 15th treat the whole family to an original performance, the Purim Spiel Shadow Puppet Theater & Carnival performed in both Russian and English. After many years of sold out shows in Manhattan, this incredible show is coming to a beautiful Art Deco theater in North Brooklyn, just 1 train stop from the city. Kids 2 to 10 will have a blast; as will you.

Just 2 more days and we enter "March", at least in theory.
- RJeneration
International Women's Day
Rjeneration Delivers 
(chocolates in arms)

Sunday, March 9th, 11 am

Join us on Sunday, March 9th as we bring flowers, care packages and warmth to the homes of elderly, Russian-speaking women in our community, those who need extra love and care and these days get so much less than they deserve.

This is a great chance to reconnect with your past and if you are a parent to bring your child and open them up to the world of volunteering. Every year we do this, we get wonderful feedback from the seniors and from the participants. Give and get back.

We will meet up at 11:00am near the D train in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, where we'll make our first stop at a local senior citizen center before fanning out to make deliveries and spend some quality time with home-bound seniors. This is an amazing event for volunteers and seniors alike - don't miss the chance to make it happen!

Registration is required.  We ask participants to contribute $10/person, to cover the cost of flowers and small care packages. 

RJeneration. Born in the Soviet Union, Made in America




Documenting Diaspora
A Talk With Photographer 
Julian Voloj

Wed, March 12th, 6:30pm

Join RJeneration, Jewish Art Salon, and award winning photographer Julian Voloj for a discussion and presentation on Jewish émigré communities from around the globe.

As part of Faith & Form, a Jewish Art Salon exhibition at The Anne Frank Center USA, the German-born photographer and writer Julian Voloj will present an illustrated talk exploring themes inherent to his work. For over two decades Voloj has documented Jewish diaspora and Jewish heritage sites in countries as diverse as Cuba, Lithuania, Latvia, Georgia, and Morocco. His portrait photography includes depictions of African-Americans who adopted Judaism in an attempt to foster identity; Hasidic Jews recreating Eastern European shtetls in the heart of Brooklyn; World War II veterans from the former Soviet Union, as well as B'nai Anusim reclaiming their heritage. This photo presentation and discussion will focus on global diaspora, diverse community development, life under varied political rules, challenges, struggles, and celebrations. Julian will share anecdotes, personal thoughts, and ofcourse his remarkable photo portfolio, all leading us to question what it means to be Jewish today.

RJeneration: Born in the Soviet Union, Made in the USA

The Jewish Art Salon is an innovative and global art community for contemporary art exploring Jewish themes and related to current issues. 
When: Wed, March 12th 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where:Anne Frank Center - 44 Park Place, between Church St.West Broadway. 2/3 train to Park Place, A/C train to Chambers Street, E train to World Trade Center, N train to City Hall, 4/5 train to Fulton Street.
Cost: $8/p 

Note: The last RJeneration/Jewish Art Salon workshop with artist TobiKahn sold out early so we encourage you to register well in advance.

This program is made possible through COJECO's Center Without Walls, sponsored by UJA Federation of NY,a nd Genesis Philanthropy Group.





Purim Spiel  
Shadow Puppet Theater 
& Carnival

Suturday, March 15th, 11 am

Two Shows:
11:30 am - Russian Language Production
1:00 pm - English Language Production

Carnival from 12:00-1:00 PM 
Costume Parade, Shadow Puppet Making, Purim Treats

Come one, come all! To the Shadow Puppet Spectacular Purim Spiel! Experience a shadow puppet show projected on a spherical "bubble" that will have you cheering for Queen Esther. 
Two performances  - in Russian and in English. Perfect for the youngest audiences!  Will be loved for kids 2-10.

Stay for the carnival and create your own shadow puppets, eat delicious hamantashen and show off your Purim costume in our parade!

Where: @ Roulette - 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn (1 train stop into Brooklyn)

Cost: Tickets are  $15. Kids 2 and under are free. 

This unique show was created in artistic collaboration by Leonid Khanin and Luba Proger, founders of L2coLAB.com.  



 Brought to you by the Marks JCH of Bensonhurst, TotTussokva, and RJeneration. 

The Dating Game/Newly-wed Game

Thursday, April 10th, 6:30pm



Love is a game that two can play and both win. -
Eva Gabor

Friends, single, coupled, newlywed, or not so newly-wed, join an evening of 1960's TV game favorites as RJeneration brings on an incredible fusion of The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. 

Hilarious questions, surprise endings, flamboyant host, music, and drinks all around.

Whether you are single or matched, this game is for you!

Be a spectator or a player but be there and be ready for a great time! Most attendees will be our audience, enjoying a themed happy hour and downing drinks in the name of love as they watch a fun game unfold. The few of you who stepped up to play, will have more active roles. We look forward to seeing one and all.

(RJen is looking for a few good men and women to play the game. Couples and singles. Email veronica.price@gmail.com with interest)

Entrance is $15 per person online and $20 at the door. 


In This Issue
Volunteer on Women's Day 3.9
Photography Talk - Global Jewish Diaspora 3.12
Purim Shadow Puppets 3.15
Dating/NewlyWed Game 4.10
Save the date
Passover Seder - Mon, April 14th
Community Events 

Your passport to a Russian-Jewish world of culture and learning. 


This years theme is INNOVATION!


A truly unique event, organized and run entirely by volunteers, Limmud FSU has revolutionized pluralistic Jewish engagement of Russian-speaking Jews by involving them in an array of interactive workshops, intellectually-stimulating discussions, a festive Shabbat celebration, controversial debates, film screenings, artistic performances, music, dancing...




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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