February always feels a bit short, doesn't it? March will make up for it in the sheer volume of cool events.

Join us tonight as we raise a last (of many) wine glass to Purim over masked after work happy hour

International Women's Day will inspire two programs - Shabbat  and RJen Delivers (Sunday home visits that warm)

New community events.  Awesome links to love.  Read on!

~ RJeneration  


Masked Happy Hour   

TODAY, February 26th, 6:00pm   

Join us for a masked Purim themed happy hour.  Wear your own mask or have one painted on by a professional body artist. 


When: Tuesday, February 26th 6:00 PM

Where: Cellar 58- 58 2nd Ave  New York, NY 10003  

Special: 1 drink & mini appetizers -  $10  


 Facebook Event  

Shabbat Dinner@Home

Friday, March 8th, 7pm  

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


This month's locations are on the UWS and UES. Menus for both will be inspired by International Women's Day ( Yes, March 8th)

When: Friday, March 8th, 7:00pm  
Where: Private homes on the UWS and UES* 
Cost: $25/pp
Questions: Veronica

*host location shared after registration

International Women's Day RJen delivers   

Sunday, March 10th, 11am

(NOTE: Sunday is daylight savings!)  

  International Women's Day  

In the old country, International Women's Day (March 8th) was HUGE - it was Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, your anniversary, and your daughter's birthday...all rolled into one. If you were a guy, you had flowers for every woman, young and old, in your life. And it wasn't just Hallmark - it was a day that really stood out.

Join us on Sunday, March 10th as we bring flowers, care packages and warmth to the homes of elderly Russian-speaking women in our community.

We will meet up at 11:00am near the D train in Bensonhurst, where we'll make our first stop at a local senior citizen center before fanning out to make deliveries and spend some quality time with home-bound seniors.

This is an amazing event for volunteers and seniors alike - don't miss the chance to make it happen!

Registration is required. We ask participants to contribute $10/person, to cover the cost of flowers and small care packages.



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
Masked Happy Hour - Tonight
Shabbat @ March 8th
International Womens Day Home Visits - March 10th
Read/Watch - links to love
Community Events  

 March 15-17th
 A 3-day Festival of Russian-Jewish Culture, Learning and Entertainment!


A  unique event, organized and run entirely by volunteers, Limmud FSU has revolutionized pluralistic Jewish engagement of Russian-speaking Jews by involving them in an array of interactive workshops, intellectually-stimulating discussions, a festive Shabbat celebration, controversial debates, film screenings, artistic performances, music, dancing and much more.

Almost sold out.  Register today 

Matzah workshop for Russian Families 
March 3rd, 10:30 am



  Be part of Matzah Factory workshop the Jewish children's museum - the largest such museum in all of the US.


Russian-speaking kids and their families will enjoy a demonstration of how the Passover unleavened "bread" is made an  will have a hand in making and tasting their very own.  

After the workshop, enjoy free admission to the rest of the museum, including the spectacular new 4th Fl.   

PLEASE NOTE: Families will meet in the lobby of the museum at 10:15 am. 

When: 03/3/2013 Time: 10:30-Noon

Where: Jewish Children's Museum 792 Eastern Pkwy  Brooklyn, NY 11213

Cost: $5   


Artem Troitsky:
Enemies of the State: Pussy Riot and the New Russian Protest
March 5th, 6pm


Join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Artem Troitsky, Moscow State University. Artem Troitsky is the first, and best known, Russian rock journalist, author of Back in the USSR: The True Story of Rock in Russia and Tusovka: Whatever Happened to the Soviet Underground Culture. He currently teaches in the Journalism Department of Moscow State University, hosts TV and radio shows (including on Ekho Moskvy), writes for Novaya gazeta, is a member of the board of Greenpeace Russia, and is a well-known blogger and opposition activist. This event is part of the Culture and Protest in Russia: Pussy Riot in Context lecture series.

When:03/05/2013 Time: 6:00-8:00pm  
Where: Columbia University: Morningside Campus, International Affairs Blg, Lindsay Rogers Room 707     


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