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Tatiana Kochkareva

With powerful vocals and intricate arrangements, Tatiana Kochkareva’s intelligent indie-rock is both dynamic and haunting; a result of her early classical and jazz training mixed with her love of rock music greats like Pink Floyd and Queen. A Moscow native with a passionate voice evoking comparisons to Nina Simone, Kochkareva will release her third album, Infinity, on April 19, 2012.

Brooklyn Academy of Music says Kochkareva’s “voice eschews indie preciousness for richer timbres, bringing a worldly depth to songs about everything from personal triumph and tragedy to social graces and dreams.”

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Trip to Rio de Janeiro

The week-long trip (on Thanksgiving holidays) features volunteering, Jewish activism and sightseeing

Volunteering:

Participants will volunteer in a favela (shantytown – Portuguese). Our main partner is Iko Poran, the oldest and most respected Brazilian volunturism NGO in Rio (according to March 2012 edition of O Globo, the main Brazilian newspaper). Iko Poran’s mission is to help improve the lives of Brazil´s poorest.

To create a tangible effect in the course of just one week, several activities will be selected to cover everyone’s abilities (i.e. mix of gardening, renovations, painting and library work). Each volunteer will be spending most of the daytime Monday to Thursday on one of the projects.

Jewish activism:

One of the goals of Ticún Brasil is to link two Jewish communities – US and Brazilan that share similar values and challenges. In the course of the week volunteers will have informal meetings with local Jewish leaders, intellectuals and activists of social justice (i.e. Hillel Rio de Janeiro, Centro Cultural Midrash and Edelstein Center for Social Research).

Sightseeing:

Every day we will go out to explore authentic live music scene of the city. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be fully recreational and spend on the beaches, mountains and other natural wonders of Rio.

Program Dates: November 17th – November 24th.

Cost: $700 (US Dollars) per participant*

Includes 7 days/7 nights of accommodations, transportation to and from the volunteering center, donation to the partner favela community organization (50% of the cost!), daily breakfasts, lunches on the volunteering days (Monday to Thursday), city guidebooks, 24/7 emergency contact and farewell BBQ.

Airfare, visa (needed for US citizens, but not for Israelis, Russians, Ukranians etc.), dinners, non volunteering related transportation and activities are not included.

*valid up to May 31st, 2012 and based on the current exchange rate.

Accomodations:

The guesthouse (Casa Aurelia Bed and Breakfast or similar) is at Santa Teresa – hilly bohemian area with superb views over Rio, vibrant cultural life and winding cobbled streets.

The volunteers stay in shared rooms. Limited number of private rooms are available at extra cost of R$600/per person.

Application Procedures:

Request additonal info/application from alex@ticunbrasil.com. After we review your completed form, you’ll be contacted for in-person interview with local Ticún Brasil coordinators.

Application Deadline:

May 15th, 2012

Commitment Form and 50% of the Cost (non refundable deposit) per participant are due by May 31st, 2012.

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Celebrate Israel Parade

The Celebrate Israel Parade has become the world’s largest gathering in celebration of Israel, bringing the New York Jewish community to celebrate in a powerful show of unity. This Parade has been a New York tradition since 1964.

Join COJECO and the entire American Russian Jewish Community at the Celebrate Israel Parade on Sunday, JUNE 3rd at 53rd St between Madison and Park at 12:00

Or, join RJeneration. RJeneration is meeting at Bagels at Europa Cafe at 53rd and Madison at 11am inside, then line up on 53rd Street between Park and Madison at noon sharp – look for our banner and our tan t-shirts with the RJeneration logo!

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DODO Orchestra and Villalobos Brothers

From DODO Orchestra:
Ladies and Gentlemen!

We would like to invite you to our biggest and most spectacular performance so far!
DODO Orchestra is going to play at NYC Blue Note Jazz Festival!

For this concert we are joining our forces with extraordinary virtuoso violin trio Villalobos Brothers, and East Coast most prominent tango dancers Rebecca Shulman and Evan Griffiths, who will accompany us on a big stage in all of our passionate tangos!

We will bring to you our best repertoire, including European, Brazilian, Latin and Russian favorites. And we always work on new additions, so, we are there to surprise you!

And one of the most exciting new additions will be VISUALS by Blizz Art.

KIDS ARE WELCOME, no age restrictions!

This concert will take place on Sunday, June 24,
At Abrons art Center’s playhouse( Lower East Side, Manhattan)
Here:
http://www.abronsartscenter.org/plan-your-visit/getting-here.html

Doors @ 6:30
Villalobos Brothers @ 7:00
DODO Orchestra with Tango Dancers @ 8:30

CLICK FOR TICKETS

NOTE: the space is limited, so we advice you to get tickets in advance. And it’s cheaper online.

DODO Orchestra | Tango dancers Rebecca Shulman and Evan Griffiths | Villalobos Brothers

Please come to enjoy good music, participate in a cool party and support your friends! This will be greatest Russian/Latin night in the city!

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The Magic Blanket

The Magic Blanket/Волшебное Oдеяло (in Park Slope)
INTERACTIVE THEATER EXPERIENCE for the whole family
Performed in RUSSIAN/Представление на Русском Языке
Zshuk Art Initiative presents a unique staging of a magical journey through the Jewish holidays. The Interactive performance involves children and their parents in the story telling and learning about beautiful ancient traditions. Professional artists, musicians and educators lead these engaging, innovative and interactive activities.
BE ON A LOOK OUT FOR AN APPEARANCE BY A REAL MAGICIAN!
For More Information call 646.335.3864 or email art@zshuk.com
http://zshuk.com/blog/2012/05/23/he-interactive-theater/
Sponsored by Center Without Walls – a project of COJECO, supported by the UJA-Federation of NY and Genesis Philanthropy Group

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Red Marines Music Festival 2012

This year the Festival will be exclusively an
Electronic Music Event, with variety of genres ranging from top-class psychedelic trance to techno, dub, electroswing, idm, breaks and chill-out. Dance, Dance, Dance!
We welcome you to enjoy the good weather, camping, swimming, amazing workshops, good food and most importantly positive vibes.
Workshops and art projects!
INITIAL LINE-UP (more artists TBA):
TRANSDRIVER (MOSCOW, RU)
ENICHKIN (MOSCOW, RU)
MUBALI (Parvati) US
PARUS (Auraquake) LV/US
AMBER (OR)
WILLY ELECTRONARCOSIS (US)
FRACTAL COWBOYS (USA)
OLOWANPI (DROPOUT PRODUCTIONS)
INFINITE SUN (PULSE SF)
BODHISATVA 1320
MONKS OF MADNESS
SECRET SOCIETY
QUAZAR
TRYPTAMINE
CHLOROPHIL
SUNCHILD
LEO HAWK
XIPIL
TREETOP
DIMA TEKNOKITCHEN
KIRILL TEKNOKITCHEN
JEFFREY NATURAL
ZORIN
ZAPALKA
KOVROV
DAN COVAN
illDUB (Fractaltribe, Boston, USA)
GOD INTOXICATED
ANDREW NURSE
and many more tba.
VISUALS: DR. PARADISE
The 2 stages will be designed, scheduled and perfected to play only high quality music all weekend long, non-stop!
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW @ http://www.redmarines.com/tickets
We’re trying our best to keep the ticket price as low as we possibly can. Price includes camping, lake swimming and 48 hours of great music!
Presale:
Today – May 31st: $45
June 1 – June 20th: $50
Door: $60
ARTIST BOOKING: admin@redmarines.com
VENDORS: (food, clothing, anything) send email to yekaterina.myasnikova@gmail.com
ART: yekaterina.myasnikova@gmail.com
WORKSHOPS: yekaterina.myasnikova@gmail.com
SPONSORS: yekaterina.myasnikova@gmail.com

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Aleksey Nuzhnov's "Drift" – short film screening

On a remote Island, a man’s vision drifts. He enters an inner world of mystery and light. Slow rolling images of the sun drenched beach give way to the natural grace and power of Aikido. Turbulent winds, waterfalls, and fire, all pulsing with rhythm and energy, intertwine within this brief meditation on force and beauty.
Starring: Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei, Atu Rām, Samuel Cano, Jon Di Luca, Junya Nakatsugawa, Pascal Kim, Mike Jones, Tharso Viera, Kim Ruschel, Paul Alexander, Alexander Dreishner
Directed By Aleksey Nuzhnov

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BluePrint Fellowship Party

From BluePrint Fellowship:
Dear Friends,
You’re invited to come mingle, network, and catch up with all the COJECO BluePrint Fellows on Monday, June 4th 6:30PM – 10:00PM at Gallery Bar on the Lower East Side!
Find out about:
*New opportunities for BluePrint Alumni
*Current BluePrint Fellowship projects
*How to apply to the BluePrint Fellowship
FIRST DRINK IS ON US! Feel free to bring your friends. We can’t wait to see you there!
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The BluePrint Fellowship was created to give Russian Jewish young adults the opportunity to answer the question “What does it really mean to be Jewish for someone born in the Soviet Union living in the US?” Through a competitive interview process, Blueprint Fellowship brings together a select group of Russian-speaking young Jewish adults ages 25-40, to learn more about their Jewish identities through the creation of a personal community project. To learn more about the BluePrint Fellowship and see past projects, go to: http://cojeco.org/projects/blueprint-fellowship/
The Blueprint Fellowship is part of the Center Without Walls project of COJECO, sponsored by the UJA Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

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The Waterwalls reunion concert

FOLLOWED BY SPECIAL GUEST DJ F.I.S.H. and DJ Viktoryous

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Exhibition by Artem Mirolevich

“The Third Temple” is a large scale oil painting depicting a huge structure, towering over Jerusalem and supporting Solomon’s Temple on its top. The painting was completed over the year after Artem Mirolevich, the artist, traveled to Jerusalem and spent a month there in search of inspiration. Other recent oil paintings and etchings are to be on display during this event.

Interactive installation by Rama

Music by DJ Gusto

Greetings from Rabbi Shmuly Lein

Wine and Light Refreshments

25% of all the sales will go towards Art Related Projects and Educational Children’s Programs at Chabad House