Russian Language Programs (4-10 Yrs)

School Age Russian Speaking Programs

Russian Shabbat Club 4-5 Years

Available at prorated price. Call for info.  This highly acclaimed weekly Shabbat program narrows in on an overarching theme of Shabbat chosen by the program's young participants. The program is taught in a warm and friendly environment with native Russian-speaking early childhood educators and features visual arts, storytelling, dramatic play, and much more! The class concludes each week with candle-lighting, challah, and grape juice in celebration of Shabbat.  

Shabbat Ceramics 6-10 Years

Available at prorated price. Call for info.  Russian-speaking children are invited to explore clay as they make beautiful holiday and Shabbat pieces in our ceramics studio with beloved teaching artist Anya Marfin! Young sculptors will roll up their sleeves and plunge into the basic ceramic techniques to make beautiful creations that will endure for years to come. The program culminates in a Shabbat celebration with candles, grape juice, and challah. 

This Spring @ Generation R

Fri, Jun 5, 6 pm
Shabbat in the Sand
Russian-speaking families are invited to join popular teacher and artist, Zhenya Lopatnik for a musical Shabbat with a special sand activity! After an interactive singalong with requests from kids encouraged, Zhenya will take families on a magical journey to a unique storytelling event--a performance of Sand Art. An award-winning Sand Art artist, Zhenya will amaze children and parents alike with her unique talent to tell a story using sand and an illuminated light board to create beautiful, momentary images that then disappear as she creates new ones.  Don't miss Generation R's unique "Shabbat in the Sand." The event will end with candle lighting and blessings. Light your own candles and join Generation R as we light ones for the community.  Parents, please email a picture of your childrens' favorite beach scene to and we will have a surprise for your kids for the event!
Tickets: $10 per family
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