Virtual Events and Programs for the Russian-speaking 
Jewish  Community
APRIL 1-8, 2020

Dear friends!

We hope you and your loved ones are well, safe and healthy.
As we approach Passover, we wish that all the troubles pass us over and we are able to once again enjoy our families, friends, and community in person very soon.  

COJECO and the broader community continue to offer a great number of virtual programs, activities, lectures, tours for any age and taste.  Please read on to find educational, engaging and entertaining content for everyone in your family. 

We want to thank all the doctors, nurses and medical personnel who have been fighting for us and our well-being.    

We are also thankful to all COJECO partners and supporters for  making it possible for us to create programs during these challenging times.

As always, we are here for you!

Your COJECO Family
COJE CO Programs and Events
COJECO Family Shabbat Live
Friday, April 3, 5PM

Let's continue building our community, despite the physical distance.
Please join us as we  go live, welcoming Shabbat with a beautiful story, songs and blessings. For children of all ages and their parents! Please prepare candles, so we can light them together!

COJECO Pesach Journey to the Met
Sunday, April 5, 4PM

COJECO RJKrug: Russian Jewish Heritage Program for Families announces its open session. Join us for a virtual tour in the world-class Egyptian galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Journey back in time to Ancient Egypt, and explore the Exodus story through the eyes of the Egyptian society and Mythology.

Managing Anxiety in Times of Uncertainty
Saturday, April 4, 8PM

Victoria Drob is a Nationally Board Certified (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) practicing in New Jersey. Victoria will give a talk on mitigating our anxieties in these times of uncertainty.
We do not have to be victims to our anxiety. We can take concrete actions towards our well-being and manage these turbulent feelings.

Passover Desserts: Virtual Cooking Class
Monday , April 6, 6PM

COJECO is partnering with Marina Hiterer of Secret Chef to make Passover Desserts!
Tune in for this virtual cooking class where we will learn to make:
1. Cardamom Apple Cake
2. Lemon-Honey Almond Cake

COJECO Academy of Russian Jewish Heritage: How Russia Greeted the Jews
Tuesday, April 7, 8:30PM

At this session we will get acquainted with the events of the late 18th - early 19th centuries. At that time about two million Polish-Lithuanian Jews fell under the rule of the Russian crown. We will find out how Russia considered what to do with its' new subjects and how the Jews reacted to it.
Yigal Kotler, a historian and author, COJECO Director of Jewish Education, will lead the participants through Russian Jewish History, exploring historical sources, archaeological evidence, and discussing numerous questions that are still a subject of debates between various scientists and historians.
COJECO NJ & RPNJ: Sensory Processing Disorder in kids
Wednesday, April 1, 9PM

Marina Revich-Kravzov, MS, OTR/L, is a registered and licensed occupational therapist. In this live streamed lecture Marina will discuss Sensory Processing Disorder in kids and share the ways to diagnose and help treat this disorder.

COJECO NJ & RPNJ: Different Approaches in Speech Therapy
Thursday, April 2, 9PM

Nataliya Chernavsky MS CCC-SLP is a bilingual licensed speech-language pathologist in NY and NJ. She will discuss different diagnosis/problems in speech development and will educate parents about their rights in special education.
COJECO NJ: Jewish Genealogy 101
Sunday, April 12, 9PM

Inna Vayner, Research Director of Bessarabia SIG of Jewishgen and founder of, will discuss how we can get started with learning about our ancestry and building our family tree.
Community Programs and Events
OpenDor Media presents
Game Changers - Live Shows with Jewish Thought Leaders

COJECO is partnering with OpenDor Media to bring thought leaders directly to our community. Twice a week, we'll introduce you to Jewish thought leaders who are breaking the mold and impacting the Jewish world. You'll even get a chance to ask them questions in the live QA.  Each 30-minute episode will feature an interview with a leading Jewish personality. We will explore their background and learn about how they became Jewish change makers. 
  The line-up  
Исход из Египта ONLINE by PJ Library
Sunday, April 5, 11AM 

The program will include a Russian-language PJ Library story time, an unraveling of the Exodus story using Seder-food items as 'characters' and 'setting,' an at-home food-puppet-making experience, and songs sung together in Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish.

At this time of uncertainty, why is now the right time to find community? Host Margarita Korol speaks with fellow Russian-speaking Jewish young professionals on their efforts to build community and promote the value of global Jewish responsibility.

  Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan VIRTUAL PROGRAMS  

During this unprecedented time, our friends and partners at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan are busy creating innovative opportunities for the community to stay connected and engaged and-in some cases-continue to host programs previously scheduled by making them accessible to you in your home.


Social distancing or lockdown got you stuck at home? Take a virtual tour of some of Italy's gorgeous historic Jewish heritage sites.  Online tours (in English and Italian) that provide s elf-guided, room-by-room (and/or 360 degree zoomable) experiences. Navigation is optimized for computer, tablet and smartphone.

Broadway is dark, but NYTF will bring the stage to you 

Starting this week, Yiddish theatre company is launching Folksbiene LIVE! - an online celebration of Yiddish culture featuring livestreamed theater, American Jewish performers, workshops, and other events - to entertain audiences young and old.
Spend an Evening at the Bolshoi 

For the first time in history Russia's Bolshoi Theater is going digital. The "Golden Collection" of Ballet and Opera
will be broadcast online for free on official YouTube Channel, allowing viewers around the world to tune in.

Tikvah Live: A Special Online Lecture Series

Jewish life, for the time being, has moved out of our public spaces of worship, learning, and community and into the private sphere. In this period of quarantine and social distancing, Tikvah is announcing the launch of "Tikvah Live: A Special Online Lecture Series.
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