Dear Friends,

Support Israel with RJeneration this Sunday as we join forces with more than 100,000 people in the Celebrate Israel Parade up 5th Avenue! Meet us at noon at Cafe Europa on 53rd and Madison to power up on bagels and coffee (bring a few bucks), and march as we've done in our annual tradition to show solidarity with our people's homeland.

Next Friday, June 6th, get baking as RJeneration continues our cooking series, focusing on dairy-based baked goods for the holiday of Shavuot

On Wednesday, June 11th join us for an after work, screening of a classic Israeli Film.

 Hope to see you all on Sunday!
- The RJeneration Team

Celebrate Israel Parade 

Sunday June 1st, 12pm


RJeneration joins 100,000+ marchers, spectators and supporters on 5th Avenue in a monumental Parade to Celebrate Israel!

This Parade has been a New York tradition since 1964. Hotels sell out - people fly in from all over the country to take part in this incredible show of solidarity with the nation of our people.

Energize with bagels and lox before lining up with RJeneration and COJECO (the Russian Jewish block) to march up the Avenue. 

T-shirt in different sizes ( including kids) will be provided!

RSVP on FB and invite your friends and family!    

When: THIS Sunday, June 1st, 12:00pm
Where: Parade is on 5th Avenue, We meet at 53 Street between Madison and Park Avenue INSIDE Cafe Europa for bagels, pastries n coffee (Please bring $5-$10 to contribute) 
More Info: Natan Elman 215-397-2980

Private Baking Class 

& Shavuot Inspired Dinner 

Friday June 6th, 6:30pm


This class is a continuation of our cooking series.  We've covered main course and sides, and are now off to desert ( a meal in itself one might say).  Join us and learn to make a variety of deserts, using different raw ingredients, techniques, and methods. On our teaching menu will be creme brule, pavlova, and lemon crinkle cookies. Expect to go from easy, to more advanced, being challenged as you deepen your skills.


While we prep, mix, bake, and cool, our private instructor and personal chef will treat us to a Shavuot inspired (dairy) dinner.


This class will be held in a private kitchen in Chelsea and the location will be made available to registrants only. The class is limited to 10 attendees and based on earlier offerings, will book fully and quickly.


Don't  delay.  Register today. Sipping wine for all!


Where: Chelsea - location to registrants only

When: 6:30pm 

Cost ( Class and Dinner): $45


 An Israeli Classic Film Screening

Wednesday, June 11th, 7:15pm

We will be viewing and discussing a 1970's Israeli cult classic, akin to the Soviet made S Lehkim Parom, Briliantovaya Ruka and the likes. 


What makes a film a deep set part of culture? What's lost in translation when comedy is concerned? What can be understood even without words ? What can a film like this tell us about who Israeli's are today, what drives them, and what makes them laugh?


The Policeman is the international release title of a1971 Israeli feature film, written and directed by satirist Ephraim KishonThe film was nominated for the 1972 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film,[1] and won the Golden Globe in the same category. It won several other awards... In Israel it is considered a cinematic classic.


When: 7:15pm


Where: A private room at the famous Gherry Building - 8 Spruce Street/ 8 Beekman St, NY


Note:  Please dine before arriving. Food is not allowed in the screening area. We will be meeting in Apartment 11Q for simple snacks.  If you arrive after 7:30 you will  have to wait in the downstairs lobby to be let upstairs to the designated space. 


Please RSVP by email and/or FB


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
Israel Parade!
Private Baking Class
Classic Israeli Film Screning
Community Events
Links to love

Also Happening in the Community:

UJA Russian Division Signature Event: 

Inspire- Aspire

June 12th 6:30pm  


Join our friends at UJA for a grand annual gala. Be part of a conversation moderated by: Bianna Golodryga, Co-anchor of the weekend edition of "Good Morning America" and ABC News Business Correspondent With:Anna Gerb, Producer on critically acclaimed films "Margin Call," Academy Award nominee "All Is Lost," and upcoming thriller "A Most Violent Year," starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain . Irina Nevzlin Kogan , Chair of the Board of Directors of Tel Aviv's Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People   

Honoring: Feliks Frenkel, Lydia Vareljan Humanitarian Award . I

rina Roller, Young Leadership Award.

The Memory of Time and Space 
Russian and American Jewish Photographer in Diaspora

May 9 - Aug 15, 2014  

Reception may 14th, 6pm 

Columbia - Harriman Institute


An exhibit, showcasing the works of prominent Russian-speaking and American Jewish female photographers. This exhibit is part of the 12th Annual Russian Heritage Month, presented by the Russian American Foundation in partnership with COJECO. 


Exhibit Hours: May 9 - August 15, 2014, 12PM to 5PM
Location: Columbia University | The Harriman Institute 

420 W 118th Street, 12th Floor MC 3345,  NY, NY





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

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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