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We are the central hub for the Russian-speaking Jewish community of New York. Our mission is to support the successful integration of Russian-speaking Jews into the greater American Jewish community, while preserving our unique cultural heritage.

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Dear Friends! We are thrilled to announce the VIII cohort of the COJECO BluePrint Fellowship. 12 exceptional Russian-speaking Jewish innovators, artists, and intellectuals will spend a year exploring the link between personal identity and creativity, will engage the community in a dialogue and will make a difference


We offer unique programs for Russian-speaking Jews to engage with the community on their own terms, encouraging identity exploration, informal Jewish education, leadership training, and volunteering.

BluePrint Fellowship

Empowering Russian-speaking Jewish young adults to create their own community-building initiatives, with the support of a network of peers, educational workshops, one-on-one mentorship, and a mini-grants for project implementation.

Germany Close Up

Bringing Russian-speaking Jewish young adults on 8-day educational trips to Germany to explore the past and present of Jewish life in Germany, and to experience modern Germany first hand.

Keystone Fellowship

Executive course enabling American and Russian-speaking Jewish lay leaders to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary Jewish community issues, as well as to acquire the skills and knowledge to to steer the future development of Jewish life.

PJ Library

Free Jewish children’s books for Russian-speaking Jewish families with children ages 6 months to 8 years old. Mailed every month directly to each family’s home, these high quality books include suggested discussion questions and activities.

Project Dacha

Providing informal Jewish experiences to Russian-speaking Jewish families who spend their summers at upstate NY cabin communities – dachas - through fun hands-on workshops for children during the week and immersive family activities during the weekends.

B'nai Mitzvah RSJ Family Journey

A customized, year-long family program for Russian-speaking Jewish parents and their children leading up to Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

COJECO New Jersey

We are happy to announce that starting this summer COJECO is bringing a number of its programs to Northern NJ. On Sunday, June 11th, in partnership with Nitzanim School, we celebrated Shavuot and the 50th anniversary of the Reunification The Jerusalem. Please check out our community calendar for the event updates.

Annual Gala

Celebrate 17 years of COJECO uniting Russian-Speaking Jewish Community.


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JTS Teen Summit: Leadership Towards a Better Future
Sun, January 27, 2019 The Jewish Theological Seminary
Tevye Served Raw
Mon, January 28, 2019 The Playroom Theater
"Stateless" - Movie Screening and Discussion
Sat, February 2, 2019 Kaplen JCC
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