Friends, Comrades, 

Tonight, we drink to us at the Workers Unite Happy Hour!  Eat Free and Fund-raise! 
We would also love to see you at WWII Veterans Appreciation Sunday on May 11th, as we pay visits, respects and bring gifts to Russian Speaking Veterans all over NYC.  Come on board, we need you! And if you can't join on that particular day, please show your support, donate.
On the 11th, you may also celebrate Mothers Day and Lag B'Omer with us and bring the whole family, young and old for a day of fresh air, organic food, farmland, amazing outdoor workshops, all within an hrs drive ( or a free ride, if you would like one). Russian Speaking Family Festival at Eden Village has been a great family event for years.  If you haven't been, your kids and spouses will thank you.

May Day!!!
The RJeneration team 


NOW, May Day Happy Hour! 
Workers Unite!  
Eat Free and Fundraise

Today, Thursday, May 1st, 6:30pm



International Workers' Day (also known as May Day) is a celebration of the international labor movement and a national holiday in more than 80 countries.

To this we shall drink. ALSO WE WILL FUNDRAISE! Red Cards for the Blue Card! We are asking you to donate to a great cause. Please read below!

We booked a Village location and plan to feed all you proletariat worker bees, starting 6:30. That's right, affordable drink specials AND Free Food for all classes. 

Drink specials include RED Sangria $7/glass or $30/pitcher. Grub will include crostini and hummus apps. 

At this event, you, RED Card carrying comrades will have a chance to donate an amount of your choice, to the BLUE CARD, in honor or Holocaust Remembrance Day, and directly help fund assistance to needy Holocaust survivors.


Learn more about where you donation will go. On behalf of the Blue Card, we will only accept cash donations at the event. If you would like to donate a larger amount, please connect with us by email and we will arrange..

Comrades, Toast with us and Donate generously!


Where:Cellar 58 (58 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003)
When: May 1st, 6:30 on
Why: Because you've worked hard and deserve it

Why else: Because you care and will donate to a great cause, right on the spot  

WWII Veterans Appreciation Project 

Sunday, May 11th 


We are partnering with COJECO, EZRA USA, RAJE, for the Veteran Appreciation Project to Honor Russian-speaking Jewish Veterans of World War II!

In commemoration of those who bravely fought during World War II, the Russian-speaking Jewish community will honor WWII veterans for the sacrifices and contributions they made in fighting against the Nazi regime. With less and less Russian-speaking Jewish veterans of World War II remaining, it is essential that we honor them now and keep the memory of their experiences alive. 

*ON SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014 VOLUNTEERS WILL VISIT 150 RUSSIAN-SPEAKING JEWISH VETERANS* living in Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Queens to personally thank them for their noble service during WWII.

Each veteran will receive a *GIFT BASKET* that includes wine, delicious treats, and a certificate acknowledging their courage and sacrifice. As many of the veterans are homebound, widowed, and lonely, the time you spend with them will be the greatest gift of all. 

Volunteer to visit WWII Veterans on Sunday, May 11th - 


SPONSOR A VETERAN by donating now
We need community support to help cover the cost of the 150 gift baskets that will be delivered to veterans. 
$25 TO SPONSOR A VETERAN! There is no limit on how many veterans you may sponsor. 

The Veteran Appreciation Project is an opportunity to honor WWII veterans and to hear their stories, enabling them to live on through the next generation. Thank you for your support and participation!!!

Russian-speaking Jewish Families Festival @ Hudson Valley
Mom's Day and Lag B'Omer

Sunday, May 11th, 11:00am


Come celebrate Mother's Day and Lag B'Omer by connecting to nature, wilderness, forest, and fire. Enjoy a beautiful spring day on a Jewish farm! 


Activities will include Boating, Archery, Fire & Shelter Building, Wilderness Walk, Exploring Nature through Science, Creating Presents for Mother's Day, Interactive Lag B'Omer Tale, Planting Seeds and Harvesting, Face Painting, Outdoor Games, and More! 


Optional bus transportation is available. Choose one of the options below, or drive up on your own (1.5 hrs from Central Brooklyn, Less then an hr from Midtown Manhattan)

*Pick Up at Coney Island Ave & Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn 
*Pick Up at Amsterdam Ave & 76th Street, New York, NY

Gen Admission - $10, Kids under 4 - Free

A delicious farm-to-table, kosher, organic lunch will be provided by Eden's award winning kitchen for an additional $10 per person

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
NOW ! May Day Happy Hour
Veterans Appreciation - May11th
RuJew Families on a Farm - May 11th
Community Events:
Jewish Sound in Soviet Music
Do Russians respect shrinks?
Also Happening in the Community:

Open Secret: The Jewish Sound in Soviet Music

Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series
Sunday May 4, 2014, 3pm

Before World War II, the Soviet Union was the only country in the world to officially promote Jewish music. After World War II, Soviet authorities declared that Jewish music did not exist. Yet all along, major Soviet composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Miecyzslaw Weinberg, and Mikhail Gnesin found deep inspiration in the sounds of Ashkenazi Jewish folk music. How did these composers manage to weave Jewish themes into some of the most stirring music of postwar Soviet society? How did they personally navigate the ongoing strictures of artistic censorship and the periodic cycles of antisemitic repression? In this YIVO event, Professor James Loeffler, Yuval Waldman and the young artists of the Krum Concert Series will explore these questions through a unique pairing of music and words. In a blended lecture-concert, they will present several works including Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, Mikhail Gnesin's Piano Trio in Memory of Our Perished Children, and Miecyzslaw Weinberg's Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes for violin and piano.


Admission: General  - $10


Venue: YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History  |  15 West 16th Street - NYC


Tickets and Details

The Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series is made possible by a generous gift from the Estate of Sidney Krum. Additional support provided by the Jewish Community Youth Foundation of Princeton, NJ

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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