Roman Turovsky-Savchuk

Roman Turovsky-Savchuk is American-Ukrainian artist-painter and lutenist-composer. He was born in Kyiv, Ukraine and moved to New York City in 1979. His paintings are in numerous public and private collections, and his musical works have had many premiers worldwide.

FIVE WINDOWS (Sequence test) “Odissey”
Video installation by Roman Turovsky, cinematography and music by Roman Turovsky, performed by Edward Durbrow


Ilya Shevel

I was born in 1957 in Leningrad, Russia (former USSR).

I received education from The Secondary Art School of The USSR Academy of Fine Arts and The Estonian State Art Institute, Tallinn.

From childhood I was raised in the vibrant atmosphere that was full of life and art of my father’s friends (well known artists of Leningrad’s Underground) such as A. Arefiev, V. Shagin, S. Shwarz and R.Vasmi. My teachers were my father Vladimir Shevel (Shevelenko) and Alexander Arefiev.

In 1978 I immigrated to The U.S.A.

Since 1979 to present time I have participated in numerous group and personal exhibitions.

In 1995 I brought my retrospective exhibition to Urban Sculpture Museum in St. Petersburg.

For 17 years I have been working as a scenic artist in The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center in New York City.

From 1984 through 1987 I was a member of the faculty at The Theater School of Rutgers University teaching life drawing, scenic painting and elements of design.

My work is part of many private collections.


Latkes & Vodka, Generation R Annual Chanukah Party

Join other Russian-speakers in their 20’s, 30’s & 40’s for this annual Generation R Chanuakah soiree. Celebrate over gourmet latkes, live music from Jazz Kompot and vodka, all while mingling on the first night of the holiday.

Price: $15 members/$20 non-members

Buy tickets in advance online at:

Arrive at the JCC early for candle lighting of the communal menorah in the lobby (4:12pm) or a bit later to catch the award winning documentary film, “Stalin Thought of You” (2010) about the legendary political cartoonist and Stalin’s right hand man, Boris Efimov.

The” Stalin Thought of You” screening starts at 7:30pm in the auditorium and is part of the JCC’s Russian-Jewish Cinema festival, shining a light on the contributions Russian-Jewish artists. Show your ticket to “Latkes & Vodkas Chanukah Party” for free admittance to the screening.

For more information about the film festival, see

Latkes & Vodkas is generously sponsored by Zyr Vodka

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Док. фильм "Пальто Одноралова"

For info about the movie click here
После просмотра фильма режиссёр фильма Нина Зарецкая беседует с самим Михаилом Однораловым и не менее знаменитым Виталием Комаром.
Transport: subway 2/3 “Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum” or B, Q “7th Ave”. Bus B41.

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Protest against Russian election fraud

Let’s come together to support thousands of people in Russia protesting against the ruthless falsification of the parliamentary elections on December 4th. Time subject to change.


Miki Gavrielov "The Founding Father of Israeli Music"

The Sephardic Music Festival in collaboration with ISRAMERICA present a MEGA EVENT featuring Miki Gavrielov- The Founding Father of Israeli Music!!!

With Lily Henley

Miki Gavrielov is one of the most loved, cherished, and popular singers in Israel. He is one of the founders of Israeli music and continues to play a major role in the development of the cultural and musical life of Israel. Miki began his career primarily as a songwriter, but through the years has enlarged his role to include performing as well. Miki’s achievements have been matched by steadily increasing public recognition. His songs are sung by many top Israeli singers, as well as by himself, but most of all by the people of Israel and Jewish communities around the world.

Miki started his career as a member of a Rock & Roll band variously named “The Churchills”, “Jericho Jones”, and “Jericho”. Miki continued to write and perform with fellow member Arik Einstein, one of Israel’s most famous singers.

Miki’s first album was released in 1983 and since then he has released 15 albums. In 1990 he released a solo album entitled “Winter Story”. In preparing this album, he collaborated with an ethnic band from Azerbaijan using traditional instruments, such as Camancha, Tar, and Nagra.

Drawing from the Turkish background of his ancestors, Miki then released “Dreaming of my Home” (1991), a tribute to his parents, an album that he recorded in Israel and Turkey, together with the famous Turkish singer Selda Bahajan and several Turkish musicians. They performed during the Israel Festival 2002 at the “Sultan Pool” in Jerusalem in which they all sang together in Hebrew the songs that were translated from Turkish. In 1993 he released his album, ” At the Palm of my Hand”. This was recorded in Bulgaria using both Bulgarian and Gypsy musicians. The back-up singers on the album were a trio of the “Mystery Voices of Bulgaria”. “A House and A Guitar” (1995) is a live-concert album that was a tribute to the new peace agreement between Israel and Jordan; the performances included a band as well as a noted woman singer from Jordan. The recording of this album was done at shows in both Israel and Jordan, including a huge concert during The Israel Festival in Jerusalem. It was the first concert to include Jordanian and Israeli musicians.

Miki Gavrielov’s songs are sung throughout the world, from the Philippines to Sweden to the USA. He was honored by The Israeli Organization of Writers and Composers ;”Acum” with The Composer Award in 1991 and with The Lifetime Achievement in Music Award in 2007. Miki has composed over 800 songs worldwide, has released 15 solo albums and collaborated with many world famous singers on another 18 albums. Visit Miki’s website for more info on the legendary artist:


Подарки к праздникам

В декабре прошлого года мы публиковали список хорошей новогодней музыки. И снова на носу праздники, и снова надо дарить подарки на Хануку, Рождество и Новый Год. Получать в подарок, как известно, приятнее всего вещи в хозяйстве необязательные. Какие иметь бы рад, но сам бы себе не стал покупать. Мы собрали несколько таких “занятных вещиц”, в подарок тем, у кого есть всё, от аэратора для красного вина до аэратора для белого.

Hugo the Robot Tea InfuserHugo the Robot Tea Infuser

Чайное ситечко в виде робота, который держится лапками за края чашки. Сейчас в Европе и в лучших домах Филадельфии как раз такие в моде. Необычайно эффектно и очень элегантно.$10 at

Bi-Color LED Blow On-Off CandlesBi-Color LED Blow On-Off Candles

LED свечи, которые мерцают как настоящие, загораются и гаснут когда на них дунешь… Человеческий разум не изобретал ничего более революционного со времён электрического самовара!$12-$15 at

Pirates Playing Cards SetPirates Playing Cards Set

Пятнадцать человек на сундук мертвеца. Йо-хо-хо, и бутылка рому! И колода пиратских карт. Пей, и дьявол тебя доведет до конца.$12 at

Evolving Darwin PlaysetEvolving Darwin Playset

Эволюция, о которой так долго говорил Дарвин, свершилась! И этот набор пластиковых фигурок – бесспорный венец творенья.$10 at

Raptor Skeleton Garden SculptureRaptor Skeleton Garden Sculpture

Этот суповый набор станет прекрасным подарком для тех, у кого есть дача или backyard. Гармонично сочетается с Evolving Darwin Playset.$35 at

Custom Postage StampsCustom Postage Stamps

Настоящие US Postage 44-центовые марки с вашим дизайном. 20 штук, на выбор предлагается несколько размеров.$18-$20 at


The Russian Chai Society Cocktail Reception Kick-Off

UJA-Federation Russian Leadership
invites you to a special Chanukah cocktail reception
celebrating the kickoff of The Russian Chai Society
A new communitywide initiative for young professionals.
Light the first candle on the menorah.
Bring a Friend and make some new ones.
Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.
*** RSVP must be done online – your Facebook RSVP does not guarantee a ticket. Space is limited.
This new society will serve as an entry point into UJA-Federation of New York for young Russian-speaking Jews
who care about transforming and strengthening our community and helping people in need.
The Russian Chai Society offers volunteer opportunities, professional enrichment, social activities,
philanthropic education, and recognition. There will also be ample opportunities to meet with leading business
professionals who share a desire to be part of the Russian-Jewish community and to make the world a better place.
Russian Chai Society
Rebecca Buyanovsky • Nataliya Shpits
Host Committee:
Regina Akhenblit • Ariella Angert • Yelena Azriyel • Danielle Dolinsky • Michelle Gelman • Olga Golovanova • Lisa Grebenyuk • Alek Grinberg • Iryna Gubenko • Tanya Gutsol • Manashe Khaimov • Yuriy Litvinov • Julia Mirsky • Jane Panitch • Natalie Pigulskaya • Shanit Shmulik • Inna Sokolskaya • Irina Tsukerman • Kate Yulis • Lana Yutskaya • Paul Zak • Irena Zitserman

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Holidays Art Exhibit by Kseniya Golubkov and Nikita Polyansky

Holidays Art Exhibit by Kseniya Golubkov and Nikita Polyansky at Evans Gallery. Come spend time with friends, enjoy the art, wine and cheese. You will have an opportunity to purchase paintings, batiks, handmade scarves.
Please RSVP.


Дрожь Земли: фото зеркальных небоскрёбов Нью-Йорка

Всемирно любимый украинский журнал НАШ опубликовал в своём блоге сделанную в Нью-Йорке серию фотографий Павла Белика “Дрожь Земли”. Посмотреть