In this issue we bring you a short, curated list of great programs and events by partner organizations.

After-work Art & Music, a Trip to India, a Kid's Musical, and a Chance to get your own project idea Funded. 

Read on in this Focus-on Community newsletter.
- RJeneration
The WindUp - Power of Pictures
After-Work Art & Music
TONIGHT Thursday Nov 19 8-11pm
The Jewish Museum, 5th Ave
Experience the radical film and photography on view in the exhibit "The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film". Tours at 8:30 and 9:30; live performance by the gypsy/balkan/klezmer dance band Romashka and a set by DJ Spinach. Art making, Open beer and wine bar all night!

$18 Promo Code MRDPOP2015 for 50% tickets

Soviet photographers played a pivotal role in the history of photography. Covering the period from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution through the 1930s, this exhibition explores how early modernist photography influenced a new Soviet style while energizing and expanding the nature of the medium - and how photography, film, and poster art were later harnessed to disseminate Communist ideology. The Power of Pictures revisits this moment in history when artists acted as engines of social change and radical political engagement, so that art and politics went hand in hand." 

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Inside Jewish India 2016
for RSJ Young Professionals
Applications due by Nov 29

Inside Jewish India is a uniquely crafted global Jewish program tailored specifically for young professionals from a Russian-speaking Jewish (RSJ) background. Through a combination of educational tours, reflection sessions, and conversations with local leadership, participants will learn about India's Jewish history and modern community first-hand. They will also explore their own Jewish identify, from networking with RSJ peers from across North America and local Indian peers to exploring the breadth of JDC's work. This is an exceptional opportunity for young RSJ leaders interested in foreign affairs, global Jewish culture, and community development.

The King of Chelm 
a family musical
November, 29 4-5:30pm

A whimsical musical for the whole family
After a sold out premier during KulturfestNYC in June 2015, there is just one more show left this November at the Kraine Theater. Join an  exciting journey in this interactive musical for kids ages 4-12.
Meet Aaron, a young boy dreaming about being a super-hero, who one day finds himself magically transported from his own room to the strange and whimsical town of Chelm. In the upside-down and backwards universe of this small shtetl Aaron, together with the fools and the wise men of Chelm will go on a journey to find out what it really means to be a hero. Critics are raving.

This project is made possible by the generous support of Natan Fund. 
FolksbieneRU is a partnership initiative of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Genesis Philanthropy Group. Sponsored by Genesis Philanthropy Group and Natan Fund.
COJECO's BluePrint Fellowship
Fund your community project
Apply by Dec 1st! 
COJECO Blueprint Fellowship
COJECO Blueprint Fellowship

The COJECO BluePrint Fellowship is a year-long program for Russian-speaking Jews to create their own Jewish community projects, supported by group workshops, one-on-one mentoring, and a grant of up to $5,000. Application Deadline: Dec 1st!


Soviet Songs with a Jewish Flavor 
Sunday, Dec 6, 8pm
Join Evgeny KissinBoris Sandler, and the Koyfmans to celebrate their CD, Songs with a Jewish Flavor, with an evening of music performance, Yiddish poetry readings, and excerpts from Soviet films. Featuring popular Soviet songs by composers such as Isaak Dunayevsky and Nikita Bogoslovsky, Songs with a Jewish Flavorincludes new compositions by Rita Koyfman, and lyrics by Boris Sandler. Gennady Estraikh (NYU) emcees the event and discusses the significance of Soviet music, and Evgeny Kissin concludes the evening with a solo performance. CDs available for sale after the program.
Admission: $20
YIVO members: $15

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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.

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