Happy International Day of Human Space Flight!

Our screening of Unsettled brought out some great discussions and debates.  We will continue to create interactive programs like these and encourage you to share with us your ideas for events.

On Sunday, we expect amazing weather so the Tax Hike is on! Pack well, bring lots of water, stamina and your camera.

This weekend, the The JCC in Manhattan along with many other great organizations on the UWS are offering free events in celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut! There will be Israeli food fairs, films, lectures, scavenger hunts, kids programs, giveaways, and  entertainment throughout the day. There's something for everyone.

There are just a few more spots left at this month's Shabbat @ home on the UWS.

Don't forget to register your family for Lag Ba'Omer at Eden and spend an afternoon with us at a beautiful upstate camp.  Festivities and workshops for kids in Russian, relaxation for all. Even round trip transportation is provided!

Check out our community section for a volunteer opportunity and free tickets to an incredible concert. Peruse our links section for politics, ethics and culinary recipes.

~ RJeneration   

Tax Hike (Hike Tax?)  

Sunday, April 14th, 10am sharp   


Reward yourself for filing taxes early this year  by joining us for a hike in the Hudson Highlands. RSVP required - read below.

About the Hike: 
� Terrain: Rolling hills. 
� Distance: 5 to 6 miles. Can be more or less depending on the group composition
� Hiking Pace: street walking pace adjusted for elevation when necessary.
� After the hike we can grab dinner in Cold Spring, minutes away from the train station for the train back to NYC.

We will meet at 10:00AM by the parking lot on Route 9D (see map) and head out as soon as the train riders arrive.

When: April 14th 10:00am** (sharp!)
Where: Cold Spring, NY
Cost: You can't put a price on sweat...
How: You must RSVP with your phone # by emailing Natan Elman or calling him (215) 760-9205

Shabbat Dinner@Home 

Friday April 19th, 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! 



When: Friday, April 19th 7:00pm  
Where: Private home on the UWS*
Cost: $30/pp includes dinner, desert, wine
Questions: Veronica

*location shared only with registrants

Lag B'Omer   

Family event upstate 

Sunday, April 28th, 12:30pm 



In partnership with COJECO, we invite Russian-speaking Jewish families to the Lag B'Omer festival upstate at Eden Village Camp. Enjoy a magical day in the forest, filled with story-telling & music, wilderness survival workshops, herbs & wild edibles, and fire building!

Interactive Russian language workshops for youngsters include theater, cooking, and movement. All activities, kosher farm to table lunch, AND bus transportation with pick up/drop off in Park Slope, South Brooklyn, and Manhattan are all included in the ticket cost! $10/adult, $5/child.

A pick up/drop off location list is available at registration. Exact times for bus pickups will be determined soon.

Eden Camp is a short 1.5 hours from Brooklyn, an hour from Manhattan. Boom, and you are in the country!

When:Sunday April 28th, 12:30 - 4:30pm 
Where:  Eden Village Camp, Putnam Valley, NY  
Cost: $10/adult, $5/child
Contact: Veronica
Registration closes on April 24th!

Facebook page for updates    




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Jewish food for thought - on envy ( cartoon) 

ENVY - Looking In Other People's Windows (Jewish Food For Thought, by Hanan Harchol)
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In This Issue
Sunday Hike 4.14
Shabbat@Home 4.19
Family Day @ Eden 4.28
Community Events  
volunteer, preserve history 

Be a part of preserving the memory and history of Holocaust survivors ( including Russian speakers).
Help  survivors tell their stories by interviewing, transcribing, and translating their stories to submit to the Claims Conference's Worldwide Shoah Memoirs Collection (and be saved for their own grandchildren)


Selfhelp, the org request an application, interview and offer a free and mandatory training.

 Participants should be able to commit to a minimum of two visits with a client in their home, plus additional time for transcribing the information.


To apply, please complete  application and return to:
Adeena Horowitz, Administrative Director, Nazi Victim Services
 April 28th 1-4pm 

A captivating workshop, through a series of theatre improvisations, role games and scene creation process, you will take a closer look at your own family history, and explore the stories of the Russian Jewish heritage.

When: April 28th, 1-4pm
Where: The Brownstone
224 East 12th Street, New York, New York 10003


 May 1st, 8pm, Town Hall
Solomon Mikhoels International Cultural Center 

With support from COJECO, Solomon Mikhoels International Cultural Center from Moscow invites you to attend "Culture without Borders,"  sponsored by UNESCO. 


The project aims to promote and foster intercultural dialogue through the creation of artistic programs and a series of concerts. Masterpieces of classical music, choreography and songs drawn from an international repertoire and original creations will be interpreted by a selection of artists from more than a dozen countries.   


The concert will feature a multimedia presentation featuring fragments of performances and projects of the Solomon Mikhoels International Culture Center, International Foundation "UNITY," documentary footage, archive materials, and masterpieces of world cinema. 


When: Monday, May 1 at 8:00 PM

Where: Town Hall, Times Square, 123 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

Cost: Free, but tickets limited  


For information and tickets please contact Rimma Kharlamov 

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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