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We are the central hub for the Russian-speaking Jewish community in New York tri-state area. Our mission is to convene and connect the Russian-speaking Jewish community to build on our heritage through collaborative leadership, innovative engagement, Jewish education, and community capacity building.

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Dear Friends! We would like to introduce an innovative Jewish educational project for the families: RJkrug. RJkrug is a new Jewish learning initiative for and by the Russian-speaking Jewish families in the New York Metropolitan area. The program is a joint effort of COJECO, Hebrew Learning Circles, iMishpacha and RJeneration.

COJECO PROGRAMS

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 have launched a successful program for adults, children, teens, and families in Northern New Jersey, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Kosher Stand Up from Israel with Ilya Akselrod
Thu, March 7, 2019 Jewish Federation of NJ
We Celebrate
Fri, March 8, 2019 JWA
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