What interesting times we find ourselves in. The countries most involved in our personal histories, identities, backgrounds, cultures, languages, are at once involved in matters loud, difficult, political, and controversial; working thru human rights, defending themselves and their lands, attacking, planning the future......

This week's newsletter brings you RJeneration's lineup which includes tomorrow's hike and an August 14th theater outing, as well as a number of community projects and initiatives focused on Israel, giving you a chance to find a way to contribute meaningfully.

To that end, our friend and funder COJECO, just launched a campaign with Russian Speaking IDF . COJECO will match you donation 1:1 up to $10K. Donations will go directly to provide hot meals and necessary supplies to IDF soldiers in Gaza. 

If you are working on a community project or fundraiser for Ukraine, please reach out.


entering the weekend hoping for peace in every language we know,

- The RJeneration Team

 Lake Hike @ Harriman 

This Saturday, July 26th, 10am

It wouldn't be summer without the great outdoors, so lets enjoy this wonderful state we live in by hiking in Harriman State Park.

This event is free but you must RSVP in advance and confirm the day before. Email natan.elman@gmail.com

The Hike: We will start at the Reeves Meadow Visitors Center in Harriman State park which is about an hour away from the city. We will hike 3.5-4 miles to Pine Meadow lake where we'll have lunch (you bring), sun bathe, hang out and maybe even swim (bring swimwear). Hike out will be a short one hour walk. 

Hike into the lake should take about 3-4 hours depending on the composition of the group (shorter than last year for those who hiked)

Meeting location: Sloatsburg train station parking lot. (Via NJtransit from Penn station). There is a transfer in Secaucus.

Approximate address: 37 Mill St. Sloatsburg, NY 10974 Parking lot is behind Sloatsburg Hardware.

Meeting time: Drivers should be at the parking lot by 10am. 

Train riders should catch the 9.07 or 9.14 train from Penn station, which arrives at Secaucus at 9.14 or 9.23. There they should transfer to a 9.31 train (Port Jervis line) and get off at Sloatsburg. Riders must hold on to NJtransit ticket as they'll need the ticket to make the transfer. Those who come via train will get a ride to the Visitors center from where the hike will begin.

 Suggested Packing list 


 My Stubborn Tongue - a play

Thursday, August 14th, 8pm

Join RJeneration for some great theater at a discount!

My Stubborn Tongue is a story about a girl who refuses to be defined by her ORIGINS: Russian in America, Jewish in Russia, poor little immigrant. The only way out is the English language - and so begins a journey into the wild antics of the letter "u," the spit-firing enunciations of "th," and the unforeseen hazards of not knowing idioms. Experience the heartbreak and hilarity - the Russian version of what it means to be an American!

We will be going as a group on August 14th but the play runs from August 6th to the 24th and you may use the following discount codes for your purchase regardless of when you choose to attend.

Discount Codes:
RJEN30 - 30% FOR RJENERATION (Still on for all dates)



Where: New Ohio Theater 154 Christopher Street





My Stubborn Tongue was selected for Emerging Artists Theater One Woman Standing Festival and was performed on March 27th, 2014.  

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
In This Issue
Lake Hike@Harriman - Sunday
Great Theater - 8.14
Community Rally 4 Israel - Monday!
Grassroots org like RJen in Israel - Needs Support
Draw n Donate with Kids - Art Class on Sunday in NJ
Also Happening in the Community:

Community Wide Rally for Israel
Monday July 28th at 12:30pm


Stand with Israel and be heard. Join elected officials,community leaders, and thousands of NYkers as we show our collective support for the State of Israel!


Where: Dag Hammarskj÷ld Plaza 


Read More, Invite Others


Support an Israeli Grassroots Org, so much like RJeneration 


Our friends at an Israel based grassroots community org Fishka launched a 3 part campaign 


1. This weekend (25-26 July) in Tel Aviv, they will create programs for families with young kids from Ashkelon and the surrounding cities in the south of Israel helping them for just a while, escape the distress of non stop sirens
2. Collect parcels for combat engineers stationed in Gaza 

3. Collect items necessary for people unable to leave their houses (mainly elderly and handicapped), as well as provide volunteer psychological aid.


This campaign and it outcome depends on the amount of money Fishka is be able to mobilize.  Please consider supporting them financially, and sharing with others.  Its incredible to see a grassroots just like our own, built from the ground up by volunteers, take on a limitless project like this one.  Let's show our support

Your facebook reposts will help Fishka reach as many supporters as possible. Here you can find the messages in Hebrew and Russian -



Draw and Donate with Kids Sunday July 27th in NJ


Drawing for kids is often an expressive form of therapy, a space where questions are asked and answered.  What do they think, know, wonder about the world situation? Can we help them frame whats happening in the world today?  We can, together, along with great art teachers and each other all while fundraising for a great cause.


Parents of NJ and NY, here is a opportunity to help raise funds for Israeli soldiers and kids while taking your child to a wonderful drawing class this Sunday.  Art will be sent to Soldiers and funds collected used for the most needed.


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