Russian Language Programs (2-4 Yrs)
Russian Shabbat Club (2-4 Years)
This highly acclaimed weekly program explores the larger themes of Shabbat and concludes each week with candle-lighting, challah, and grape juice. The class is taught in Russian by experienced early childhood educators and features music and movement, dramatic play, visual arts, storytelling, cooking, and much more!
Upcoming @ Generation R
Sun, Mar 15, 11 am-1 pm
Purim Carnival for Russian-Speaking Families
Come together with other Russian-Jewish families for a carnival in celebration of the Purim holiday. Enjoy games, music, an original performance in Russian, carnival food stations and more as we celebrate Queen Esther's heroic triumph over evil. Come dressed in costume. Refreshments will be served.
Tickets: $15 (individual)/$40 (family) in advance, $20 (individual)/$50 (family) at the door
Sun, Apr 26, 1-3 pm
Yom Ha’atzmaut Challah-Making Event
It’s Israel’s 72nd birthday and our Generation Я families are invited to roll up their sleeves in the JCC’s state-of-the-art Patti Gelman Culinary Center to celebrate. Always wanted to learn how to make homemade challah? Come with the family to learn the simple act of challah-baking, which has been passed down from biblical times and become a central facet of the modern-day Shabbat table. Learn the various ways of braiding challah and the significance of round challot versus the customary braided ones. Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, the anniversary of the birth of modern-day Israel, with other Russian-speaking families and learn about the traditions associated with the festive holiday. Space is limited. Registration is on a first come first serve basis; walk-ins may not be able to be accommodated.
Tickets: $25 per family
Fri, Jun 12, 6-8 pm
5th Annual Shabbat Na Kryshe for Russian-Speaking Families
Join us for this annually sold-out rooftop Shabbat dinner, uniquely themed, and on the JCC's magnificent rooftop. Families bring a kosher meal, while we provide everything else--from entertainment to drinks to gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline. Come with friends or meet new ones as you kick off the summer at Shabbat Na Kryshe. Tickets are limited. Seats can only be guaranteed with advance purchase.
Tickets: $20 per individual/$180 for table of 10
Click here for Russian language programs for ages 4-10.