Friends,

Next Thursday, July 9 we invite you to a unique hands-on Art Workshop with a passionate artist couple, right in their Brooklyn studio. 

Renowned artists, Lorelei and Alex Gruss, have been creating exquisite Judaica, spiritual spaces, and jewelry since 1987, and are deeply involved in the Brooklyn graffiti, mural, and urban art scene. A tool box, a work bench, metals and leather await you at Gruss' Brooklyn studio! 

We will tour their home and studio, interacts with their work, and together create our own, personalized, meaningful amulets, designing a modern twist piece of jewelry using re-purposed materials. We will delve into the history of amulet making from tribal times until today, covering Jewish amulets and Kabbalah symbolism.

The studio has limited seating space. Register immediately to claim a seat!

We will start with light refreshments and end over wine. No design experience necessary. More details below.


We hope you are having a great summer and are looking to a liberating 4th of July weekend. 

RJeneration

 

Judaica & the Jewlery Design hands on w/ artists Gruss

Thursday, July 9, 6:30pm

Brooklyn

 

Join RJeneration, Jewish Art Salon, and Russian Moishe House, for an incredible DIY Jewelry & Judaica workshop, led by passionate artists right in their Brooklyn art studio. 


Renowned artists, Lorelei and Alex Gruss, have been creating exquisite Judaica, spiritual spaces, and jewelry since 1987, and are deeply involved in the Brooklyn graffiti, mural, and urban art scene. A tool box, a work bench, metals and leather await you at Gruss Brooklyn studio! 


 

We will tour their studio, home, and artwork, and then sit down to each create our own personalized amulets, while learning about the history of amulet making from tribal times until today, exploring Jewish amulets and Kabbalah symbolism.

Lorelei will guide us to creating a modern twist piece of jewelry that incorporates different repurposed materials as well as objects of personal meaning, such as a small handwritten parchment, a stone, or any other tiny object with spiritual value you might choose to bring from home.

The evening will start with light refreshments and end over wine.  No design experience necessary. Space is limited.


 
 

Tickets will likely sell out!

When: July, 9 6:30pm 
Cost: $10/pp 
Where: We will be gathering at 56 Lexington corner of Classon Ave, 3 blocks from the G train ( Classon Avenue station) which connects with the A at Hoyt Schemerhorn station. From Classon Avenue station walk on Classon against the traffic until reaching Lexington, make a right, the doors of the studio will be wide opened and visible


This program is made possible by the Natan Fund for RSJ initiatives and the COJECO Center Without Walls initiative, sponsored by the UJA-Federation of NY and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

 
RJeneration Sponsors
  

 
In the Community:

Picnic in the Park

by COJECO's Project Dacha

 

July 19 Noon to 4pm

Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
Pavilion Area

Program includes:
- Special age appropriate workshops focusing on the Jewish Home for children and adults 
- Drumming Performance
- Art Projects, Story Time, Puppet Show 
- Discussions for adults led by our special speakers, Rabbi Michael Farbman & Olga Gilburd
- Food, Music, Face Painting, Dancing, Games, and more

Don't miss an exciting and engaging event for the whole family!

FREE admission, RSVP required to MarinaZ@cojeco.org
First 30 rsvp's get Dacha T-shirt for their kids.

P.S. Bring your own blanket
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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: http://www.RJeneration.org