Welcome to August!  Straight off, we invite you to tomorrow's Shabbat on the LES . Please register by tonight.  

Next Thursday the 14th, we head to the theater.  

Next Friday, the 15th, for all our friends with kids, spending time at dachas in PA, NY, NJ, we host a family focused morning picnic with workshops for ages 0-15y in a beautiful state park in PA.  

Our last event of the month is a happy hour at a rooftop bar, on Thursday the 21st.  

Join us!

- The RJeneration Team

 Shabbat@Home LES 

Tomorrow, August 8th, 7pm

Join us for our time-honored tradition of celebrating Shabbat the RJeneration way, at the homes of our members around the city.


Our Menu:
BBQ spit fire roasted chicken
Crunchy cabbage slaw salad with broccoli, cabbage, ramen, and sunflower seeds
Hardy chickpea, Edamame salad with Farro
Dessert of orange scented tea cake

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, August 8th, 7pm

Where: Private home. East Village ( Near Sty Town). Details to registrants by email

Cost: $30/person (+$2 PayPal processing)


 Na Prirodke in PA 

Family Focused Picnic

Friday, August 15th, 10am

Friends, Parents, Kiddlets!

We invite you to join us for a Friday morning play potluck picnic with workshops for kids 0-15y, right in beautiful PA.

We've selected Tobyhanna State Park, a location equally close to many beloved summer dacha communities - Arrowhead, Eagle Lake, The Hideout, Effort.... so your drive should be 15-25 minutes no matter where in PA you are spending time. We also expect families from the Catskills (Upstate NY) and NJ. 

We will be in the only ADA accessible picnic pavilion so ask around and find us. Arrive anytime between 10am and 1pm. We will likely end at 2pm but you can stay as long as you would like

Workshops will be in a mix of Russian and English and will include:
  • 0-4y - Sensory Tubs - water, textures, shapes, stories - engaging the senses
  • 3y - 15y - Rock Painting - Nature in Art = Art in nature
  • All Ages - Ballroom Dance Basics ( taught by a cute pro couple)
What to bring: A dish or two to share. BBQ stuff if you intent to grill so early in the morning or choose to stay longer. Blankets, Toys, Sports Equipment, Fun things for the sensory tubs, lots of water/drinks to keep hydrated, cameras, sunglasses, love of fresh air and loosely organized events.

What the park offers: A shaded picnic pavilion, BBQ grills, lots of land to frolic, boats to rent...More about the park

Pets are welcome with proof of vaccines. Raindate is Sat the 16th

We ask for a small donation per family to cover the cost of small things for the sensory tubs, paper towels...

Please RSVP to  or 917 586 4133 with questions.


 My Stubborn Tongue

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.  


 End o' Summer Happy Hr

Thursday, August 21st, 6pm

Friends, join us for a libation at one of our favorite bars in NYC - The Delancey! Music, drinks, great summer weather, great rooftop. Happy hr is 5pm tp 8pm and the bar now serves pizza, sandwiches, fingerfoods

When August 21st, starting at 6pm.

Where: 168 Delancey Street New York, NY 10002
Contact: Anna 347 852 8884 



In This Issue
Shabbat Tomorrow 8.8
Family Picnic in PA - 8.15
Unique Theater - 8.14
Happy Hour- 8.21
Links to Love n Share
Donate for Israel
Support an Israeli Grassroots
Links to Love:

COJECO will match your donation

Our friend and funder, COJECO, is still running a fundraising campaign in partnership  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. 


Support IDF Soldiers in Gaza!

Our friend and funder COJECO has partnered with local Russian-speaking Jewish Israel Defense Force (IDF) reservists and veterans here in NY to launch a support campaign for the IDF. Last week, 100% of your donations went directly to provide hot meals and supplies to IDF soldiers in Gaza. COJECO is matching each donation 1:1 for up to $10,000 total!  

Soldiers are missing hydration systems, tactical flashlights, and batteries. Let's make sure our brothers and sisters have what they need!

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 -


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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.

For more information visit our website at: