Happy International Women's Day to all the ladies and the men who admire them.  If you truly want to understand what this holiday is about, join us on Sunday and be inspired. No Hallmark card can replace a personal experience.

On Mach 21st, we will launch a new event series for those interested in deepening their spiritual practices by exploring different means and mediums. Over the next several month we will explore everything from tefillah to meditation,art, shuls, personal connections, and to music and dance.

Also, we are heading to the opera!

~ RJeneration   

P.S: Reminding you to call your mom and grandma today.  You're welcome! 

International Women's Day RJen delivers   

This 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.
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.

A night at the opera! Rigoletto

Wednesday, April 24th, 7:30pm   


Here is an amazing opportunity to see a modern twist on a classic opera. Join us in balcony seats for an incredible price. (40-50% off. Yes, we are connected.)

"Michael Mayer's bold new production locates Verdi's tragedy of lust, betrayal, and revenge in Las Vegas in 1960. Zeljko Lucic sings the title role and Diana Damrau is his beautiful daughter, who falls under the spell of Piotr Beczala's womanizing Duke."
"It's wildly entertaining, inventive, strangely funny and yet also deeply sad... Mayer captures both the emotional depth and surface glitter in an audacious staging..." (Bloomberg).
"Briskly entertaining, richly sung" (New York Magazine)

When: Wednesday, April 24th, 7:30pm 
Where: MET Opera, Lincoln Center - Meet by the fountain at 7:00pm to claim tickets 
Cost: $55/person - tickets are very limited and MUST be purchased in advance. This event WILL sell out.

 Purchase Tickets  

Jewish Spirituality

What is Prayer?

Thursday, March 21st, 7:30pm


What is prayer? And what is the Jewish practice of prayer? What is it that Jews do and say when we go to synagogue, and what purpose does it serve?  Is it possible that Jewish prayer, Tefillah, can serve as a practice for self-awareness and mindfulness? 


When we encounter moments that rock our world we often bracket these experiences as 'out of the ordinary' and put them aside. Bu there are times when we feel drawn to something more -- a need for analysis, a greater self-awareness, a connection to something deeper. This search is the art of Tefillah (Jewish prayer).


RJeneration invites you to join Samuel Klein in examining the meaning, art and practice of Tefillah as a means of deepening awareness, building relationships and strengthening community. Through group experience and discussion, we will explore the practice of prayer in attempt to understand how it may enhance our connectedness to Judaism, our inner strength, and each other.


Exploration of Prayer is a new RJeneration series for those interested in delving deeper into their spiritual practices and exploring where and how Judaism fits into their lives. Please join us on this journey, wherever you may be on its path.


When: Thursday, March 21st, 7:30 pm
Where: Manhattan; Exact location made available to registrants
Cost: $10




In This Issue
International Women's Day Home Visits - March 10th
Opera - Rigoletto
Exploring Prayer
Read/Watch - links to love
Community Events  
"Central Park" is a Russian musical for the whole family, with songs  composed by by Dina Pruzhansky,  inspired by children's poems by Marshak, Barto and others. Produced by 'Classical Presentations LLC', the musical features a fabulous cast of children and adults.

When: 03/17/2013 Time: 4 and 5  

Where: JCC Manhattan

For tickets click here and click on March 17th in the calendar choosing a 4 or 5 pm start 

OR, call 646-505-5708 OR, stop by and get the tickets at the box office.

Note that there will be two performance times: 4pm and 5pm.

*The project is generously underwritten by a Cojeco Blueprint Fellowship Grant. A project of Cojeco sponsored by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group.   

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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