Interested in a unique Jewish learning program co-created by Russian-speaking Jewish families and leading Jewish educators? RJKrug: Please reach out to Yigal Kotler yigalk@cojeco.org

Registration for RJKrug 2023-2024 is coming soon

What is RJKrug?
RJKrug is a Russian-Jewish Heritage Program for families with  school-age children.

How Does it Work?
Family circles (up to 8 families) will meet for 8 educational events, September-June. The program includes interactive learning sessions at host families’ homes and extracurricular activities such as thematic city and museum tours and family Jewish holiday programs.

The same topics are explored separately and simultaneously by kids and their parents and facilitated by specially trained Jewish educators.

Program Schedule and Topics:
– Each family circle defines their schedule, by choosing the date and time for the sessions.
– Circle can choose the language of the sessions and a set of themes that matches the interests of parents and children from the following list:

  • Russian Jewish Heritage
  • Highlights of Jewish History
  • Classical Jewish books and stories
  • Jewish Tradition and Rituals
  • Israel and Jews around the globe

RJKrug professionals help each circle to customize their educational curriculum

Program Cost – $725 for the family

Intended program locations: Brooklyn and New Jersey

Who are the host families?
Host families graciously open up their homes to host RJKrug program for 6-8 families with similarly aged children in each location. You can join an existing circle or create your own.
If you would like to become a host family – please contact COJECO staff.

Three reasons why RJKrug is the right program for you!
You and your children will:

  • Learn about our common Russian-Jewish heritage in the informal environment of host families’ homes
  • Explore Jewish history, culture, traditions and wisdom, from ancient to modern
  • Enjoy interactive and intellectually stimulating sessions for adults and children, designed by leading experts in Jewish education
  • Create a community of like-minded families with a common goal of celebrating our heritage and values

For more information

or if you have any questions, please e-mail
Yigal Kotler, COJECO Director of Jewish Education at: