Virtual Events and Programs for the Russian-speaking 
Jewish  Community
MARCH 2020

Dear friends!

We hope you and your families are safe and healthy, maintaining social distancing as advised, and staying calm in these times of uncertainty. As most of us are stuck at home, we have developed several fun and exciting virtual Jewish educational programs as well as gathered information from our community partners and colleagues on online events, performances, lectures and virtual tours for you and your children in hope that it will make your time together both enjoyable and enriching.

We are here for you!

Your COJECO family
COJECO Family Shabbat Live
Friday, March 20, 5PM

What better way to come together while being kept apart, than to celebrate Shabbat with your family - And with hundreds of others, miles away.
Please join us as go live with cantor Maria Dubinsky , who will help us welcome Shabbat with a beautiful story, songs and blessings. For children of all ages and their parents!

Board Games Talks - with COJECO and The Other Tales
Wednesday, March 18, 4PM

Now that we all have some extra time to spend together, we are all looking for great and safe activities the entire family can enjoy. Board games is the answer! COJECO NJ has partnered with The Other Tales, to bring the love of the board games to all of you.
FREE watch party of  Stateless - Documentary
Thursday, March 19, 7PM

COJECO is proud to co-host the free online screening of "Stateless-Documentary" by our 2012-2013 COJECO BluePrint Fellow and COJECO NJ Co-Chair Michael Drob.  Watch party will be followed by Q&A with Director.

PJ Library presents
Virtual Purim Celebration for Russian-Speaking Families
Saturday, March 21, 4PM 

FREE virtual Purim Celebration with other Russian-speaking families and experience a new take on the traditional Purimspiel. A noise-making scavenger hunt in your own home, a spectacular original performance that will include puppetry, interactive theater, and songs.

Center for Jewish History Seminar - The Birth of Soviet Marranos
Thursday, March 19, 4PM 

In the wake of Stalin's anti-Jewish purges in 1948-1952, a debate unraveled in the Jewish West about how to adequately discuss and commemorate the Soviet Yiddish writers that were killed in the "Night of the Murdered Poets." CJH Seminar in History with Miriam Schulz (Columbia University) and Harriet Murav (University of Illinois) as her respondent. To receive the pre-circulated paper and the link to zoom session, please email:

Social distancing or lockdown got you stuck at home? Take a virtual tour of some of Italy's gorgeous historic Jewish heritage sites.  Online tours (in English and Italian) that provide s elf-guided, room-by-room (and/or 360 degree zoomable) experiences. Navigation is optimized for computer, tablet and smartphone.

Broadway is dark, but NYTF will bring the stage to you 

Starting this week, Yiddish theatre company is launching Folksbiene LIVE! - an online celebration of Yiddish culture featuring livestreamed theater, American Jewish performers, workshops, and other events - to entertain audiences young and old.
Tikvah Live: A Special Online Lecture Series

Jewish life, for the time being, has moved out of our public spaces of worship, learning, and community and into the private sphere. In this period of quarantine and social distancing, Tikvah is announcing the launch of "Tikvah Live: A Special Online Lecture Series.
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