Dear Friends,

Right now you are probably getting ready and excited about tonight's happy hour. We can't wait to see you! Tonight we revive the 1960's Dating and Newlywed Games at a special, love-themed happy hour.  Expect personal questions, beautiful people, singles, couples, sparks, drinks, grub.  Online registration will close at 4pm but tickets will be available at the door for just a bit more $.

Whether you finished your taxes or not, start packing for this Saturday's Tax Hike.  It's been a long winter and we know you've been needing to get out.  Once you've taken a full breath of clean, crisp, upstate air, tax prep will seem a lot less taxing. Weather agrees.

Monday is our Annual Passover Seder, an event co close to our hearts and so close to being sold out.  Hurry, register, bring your kids and your parents and celebrate Exodus with us!

So much to do, so little time..
- The RJeneration team 


Happy Hour - Laugh about Love

Thursday, April 10th, 6:30pm


 "Love is a game that two can play and both win."

 -Eva Gabor


Thursday, April 10th, we're bringing the '60s back!


Join us at Woodrow's for a round of drinks...and a few
LIVE rounds of the classic dating game shows,


Whether you're single or matched, audience or participant, this night is for you! 


Hilarious questions, surprise endings, a flamboyant host, great music, and at least one very special guest will make this a Happy Hour to remember. Don't miss it!
Admission: $15/advance, $20/door
(Light Grub is Included) about a free drink? 
We're looking for a few more good men, women AND couples to be contestants in the shows. These (drinkin) spots are limited and exclusive - contact Veronica today to be a part of the game!
RJeneration Passover Seder

Monday, April 14th, 6:30pm


Of all the Jewish holidays, Passover is the most widely celebrated among ex-Soviet Jews. Why? Because "Let My People Go!" is a cry from our own generation, and the story of the Exodus underscores the connection between Jewish tradition and our personal experience. 

This year, we host our annual Passover Seder on the Upper West Side (a little closer to many of you who don't travel on the holiday), bringing together a community of young Russian-Jewish singles, couples and young families with kids for a night that is truly "different from all other nights". 
This Seder is family-friendly! We encourage you to bring your little (and not-so-little) ones.
Admission: $50/adult (kids 6-13, $20; kids 0-6 free)
Take a Hike!

Saturday, April 12th, 10:00am


Get your 1040's and W2's in order and lace up your hiking boots!
Reward yourself for filing taxes early this year (or procrastinating professionally) by joining RJeneration for a hike in the Hudson Highlands. RSVP required - read below.

About the Hike: 
  • Terrain: Rolling hills. 
  • Distance: 5 to 6 miles. Can be more or less depending on the group composition 
  • Hiking Pace: street walking pace adjusted for elevation when necessary. 
  • After the hike we can grab dinner in Cold Spring, minutes away from the train station for the train back to NYC.
 We will meet at 10:00AM by the parking lot on Route 9D (see map) and head out as soon as the train riders arrive. 
When: April 12th 10:00am** (sharp!)
Where: Cold Spring, NY 
Cost: You can't put a price on sweat ( but Uncle Sam can)
How: You MUST RSVP with your phone # by emailing 
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:
In This Issue
Tonight: Happy Hour - Laugh about Love
April 14th: Passover Seder
April 12th: Take a Hike!
Community Events:
Free Spring Retreat
Would you go to a shrink?
Also Happening in the Community:
May 16-18, 2014
Moishe House invites you to a learning Retreat 
 in the Hudson Valley 
(Free, but space is limited)

Moishe House invites Russian-speaking young adults (22-30 y.o) to an immersive learning retreat at the beautiful Surprise Lake Camp.


The event will explore the holiday of Shavuot and its relation to our Russian-Jewish-American experience as well as connect us to the vibrancy and complexity of Jewish learning.

The retreat costs are fully covered and MH will provide free transportation to and from NYC.  You dont need to be a MH member, just a member of the greater RuJew community


Email to apply


 Thanks to the generous support of COJECO's Center Without Walls project and UJA Federation of New York's Nedivot Fund, in partnership with NEXT: Division of Birthright


Rus Jews Views Survey
Would you go to a shrink?

In an attempt to
understand psychotherapy's role in the Russian-Jewish community, one study is  collecting info on your views.
 Data will be analyzed and published later this year and will culminate in a workshop (or a series of workshops) to help people in our community overcome the stigma associated with mental health professionals and help individuals seek proper treatment. 


If you are a Russian-speaking Jew  please take 10 minutes to complete this anonymous survey


This project is made possible through a grant by the BluePrint Fellowship of COJECO, funded by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group

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