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Generation Я is an initiative of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan created by Russian Jews for Russian Jews. Sharing similar childhood and immigration experiences, Russian-speaking Jews (RSJs) in their 20s, 30s, and 40s create and experience programs that explore the dual nature of their identities as American Jews from Russian-speaking families.

Gen Я reflects the JCC's commitment to building an inclusive and diverse community and to exploring and sustaining the richness of Jewish multiculturalism. Our programs offer Russian-speaking Jewish families opportunities to explore and strengthen their connections to Jewish life and values; sustain and enhance their relationships to Russian culture and language; develop relationships with others in the Russian-speaking Jewish community; and enjoy Russian-nuanced Jewish experiences.

To find Russian-language programs for children, please click one of the following links:

Our signature events include Shashlik in the Sukkah, summer rooftop concerts, literary nights, original theatrical productions, art exhibits, film screenings, and Friday night Shabbat dinners. Additionally, throughout the year Generation Я features artists, performers, and innovators who are recipients of the COJECO Blueprint Fellowship to showcase works that explore both personal and collective Russian-Jewish identity.

For more information about Generation Я programs, please contact Audrey David, director of Generation Я, by email or by phone at 646.505.4443.

Want to stay on top of the latest developments and articles affecting the Russian-speaking Jewish community? Follow Generation R on Facebook!

Generation Я  is supported by Jewish Federations of North America with generous funding from Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Help us continue to ensure accessible programming for everyone. Please support Generation Я programs at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.