Growing Jewish Engagement of young Russian-speaking Families in Park Slope, Mill Basin, and Staten Island

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The Marks JCH is able to offer a vibrant array of family offerings both at the JCH and offsite in our expanding satellites. Providing a continuum of services from early childhood engagement to classes for grade school children, adult workshops and activities for the family unit. Connecting Russian-speaking Jewish families to rich Jewish culture and tradition, and growing through learning is core to the mission of the continuing work of the Marks JCH. 

Russian-speaking Jews represent over 20% of New York City Jewry, and Marks JCH is able to provide innovative Jewish family programming to the growing constituency of Russian-speaking Jewish young families making their homes in Brownstone Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Mill Basin neighborhoods. Our Kibbutznik satellite and our most recent programs in Staten Island and Mill Basin have been as the forefront of creating culturally appropriate Jewish experiences for families that stimulate Jewish inquiry and growth.  Through Toddler and Me Shabbat classes, innovative Jewish holiday and cultural celebrations and a sophisticated adult workshop series, we bring living and evolving Judaism to the Russian-speaking constituency of Park Slope, Staten Island and beyond.

Our partners include Hannah Senesh Community Day School, Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, and Eden Village Camp. We are grateful to our partners at Genesis Philanthropy Group and PJ Library in supporting, enabling and growing this exciting work.

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