Tomorrow, Wednesday the 12th you have an incredible opportunity to meet award winning photographer Julian Voloj, explore his portfolio, and hear stories of worldwide travel documenting Jewish  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.  
Purim is upon us, a colorful, joyous holiday. Don't just take your kids to another Purim party with bouncy castles, take them to the theater - a kids theater!  Purim Spiel Shadow Puppet Theater is a musical performance for kids 2-10y to be performed in both Russian and English and feature hand made shadow puppets and a giant bubble.  This will be an experience kids wont forget!

This month, for Shabbat @ Home we will try something a bit different - a personal chef.  Expect a spring inspired menu, great food, and new and old friends.
- RJeneration
A Talk With Photographer 
Julian Voloj
(Documenting Diaspora

Wed, March 12th, 6:30pm

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

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  Jews under Communism; 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

Saturday, March 15th, 11 am

Two Shows ( Stay for one or Both):
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, come costumed, 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 Bklyn)

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  



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

Shabbat @ Home (Spring)

Friday, March 21st 7:00pm


This month's dinner will take place on the Upper West Side, will be catered by a great personal chef, and will feature a lovely Spring Menu in honor of March 21 st - the first day of Spring. This dinner is not to be missed!

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.

Note: This dinner will be kosher style. Spaces are limited and Advance registration is required.

When: Friday, March 21st 2014 @ 7PM 
Where: Private home. Details to registrants by email 
Cost: $30/person
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!m VOLUNTEER TO BE A CONTESTANT ( be paid in fun and drinks)!

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 with interest)

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


In This Issue
Photography Talk - Global Jewish Diaspora 3.12
Shadow Puppet Theater 3.15
Shabbat @ Home/ Spring 3.21
Dating/NewlyWed Game 4.10
Save the date
Tax Hike - Sat, April 12th
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...


  Registration will close on March 23rd but may sell out earlier.




Pioneers of the current generation of RSJ writers discuss new works."Generation R" authors Lara Vapnyar, Boris FishmanEllen Litman, and Anya Ulinich will read selections from new, boundary-pushing books during a fast-paced discussion with the equally young, talented author and opinion editor of The Jewish Daily ForwardGal Beckerman.

With charm, wit and a deep knowledge of the authors' common past, Bekerman will draw out insights from the novelists you won't want to miss!

Wine reception and book signings to follow.





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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.

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