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От Сиона до Силикона: Russian Jews of Silicon Valley

Our Russian Language programming is run by Rabbi Ilana Baird. Rabbi Ilana has served communities in Russia, Germany, Israel, and the United States.  She founded a liberal synagogue in Haifa and is a graduate of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Israeli Rabbinical Seminary program. Rabbi Ilana is beginning her second year teaching Hebrew at the JCC. You can reach her at RabbiIlana@svjcc.org.

Classes

Torah Study in Russian
Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:30am
Every Tuesday, come drink tea and enjoy learning Torah with Rabbi Ilana Baird. All ages and knowledge backgrounds are welcome. In Activity Room B at the JCC. Free!
Еженедельная группа изучения Торы с р. Иланой. Присоединяйтесь в любой момент. Тора, чай и беседа с приятными людьми. 

April

Weekly Torah Study in Russian
Tuesday, April 14th, 21st, 28th  | 10:00am
Come drink tea and enjoy learning Torah with Rabbi Ilana Baird. All ages and knowledge backgrounds are welcome.
Еженедельная группа изучения Торы с р. Иланой на русском языке.

Yom Hashoah: Israeli Film and Book Presentation
Sunday, April 19th | 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Russian Jewish Book Club with M.V. Farber
Sunday, April 25th | 5:00pm

Come prepared to discuss Meir Shalev's book, Как несколько дней, with the well known and wonderful Masha Farber!

RSVP required! Please contact Rabbi Ilana.

RSVP here  for $7 or pay $10 at the door.

May

Weekly Torah Study in Russian
Tuesday, May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th  | 10:00am
Come drink tea and enjoy learning Torah with Rabbi Ilana Baird. All ages and knowledge backgrounds are welcome.
Еженедельная группа изучения Торы с р. Иланой на русском языке.

Klezmasters with Victoria Dmitrieva from Moscow and Maria Krutyanskaya 
Sunday, May 3rd | 6:30pm
Experience the Yiddishkait firsthand. Rare opportunity to listen to klezmers' music - music of Jewish shtetls, music of our ancestors, mameloshn, tunes of Odessa. Join us in this live event! Invite your friends and family! Great mood guaranteed!
 
К нам в местечко заглянут замечательные гости - Виктория Дмитриева и оркестр Klezmasters. А так же специальный гость - Мария Крутянская. Не упустите возможность насладиться удивительным творчеством и порадовать свою душу настоящим идишкаит. Праздник для всей семьи! Приглашайте друзей!
 
RSVP here. Adults, $25, Seniors (65+) $15, and Children (13 and younger) $5. Please contact Rabbi Ilana.
 
Russian Cafe with Elena Zusmanovich
Tuesday, May 12th | 7:00pm
Elena Zusmanovich will be teaching us about Jewish names and surnames. It will be interactive, so come prepared with questions about the origins of your own name and surname.

RSVP here for $7 or pay $10 at the door. Please contact Rabbi Ilana.


Photos of Past Events:

May 4, 2014: Israel Independence Day BBQ
June 15, 2014: Hike and Learn Father's Day
August 5, 2014: Tisha B'Av


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