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COJECO RSJ Symposium

Children Families

Audrey David

Director, Generation R at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Audrey David founded Generation R at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan in 2006 as an initiative for Russian-speakers in their 20's-40's. In the intervening years, the initiative has blossomed to encompass programs for children and families, ranging from weekly Shabbat Club class for Russian-speaking toddlers to large-scale annual events for RSJs such as Shabbat Na Kryshe, Shashlik in the Sukkah and the annual Russian-speaking families Purim Carnival. Adult programs for Russian-speakers include literary nights, film screenings, theatrical events, social gatherings, culinary programs, art exhibits, Jewish holiday programs and others. Audrey was the recipient of the JCC in Manhattan's 2015 Award for Staff Excellence. She was a 2016 Fellow at Paideia, the European Institute for Judaic Studies.


JCC Manhattan
JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave

Mission: Generation R connects Russian speak young adults and families to their Russian heritage, to each other, to the larger community and to Jewish life and values, reflecting the JCC Manhattan's commitment to building an inclusive and diverse community and to exploring and sustaining the richness of Jewish multiculturalism.