Yom Rishon School

The school provides consistent 4 level program about Jewish traditions, culture and history for Russian-Speaking families with children 2-13 years old

Location: Palo Alto

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Community Jewish Holidays celebrations

About

YomRishon School (YRS) (http://yomrishon.org) organizes and runs Jewish education classes and programs in Russian language in the Bay Area (http://yomrishon.org/programs/). This year 65 students ages 2-13 attend our bi-weekly classes. YRS also runs Jewish Holidays celebrations for the wider Russian speaking community of SF Bay Area . The Holidays celebrations of major Jewish Holidays (Rosh-ha-Shana, Hanukkah, Purim, Pesach and Yom haAtzmaut) have been attended by more than 120 Russian speaking families. The Holidays celebrations became well known events in the community where all family generations come together, learn about the Holiday history, tradition and take part in the theatrical performance and dinner prepared by the school staff and community volunteers. The Holidays preparation and celebrations help to adults and kids alike to engage with Jewish heritage, traditions and Israeli culture.

In order to attract more guests to the community and keep the events on the same level YRS staff invites educators and entertainers, prepare theatrical performances, organizes kids activities, family games and prepares a festive dinners for 100+ guests. Though YRS tries to charge a minimum fee from all guests and encourage donations, the community Holidays celebration events during the last 2 years became possible only thanks to donation of private donors. YRS won’t have access to those donors in the next years and we decided to seek grants from organizations who supports Russian-Jewish programs in the US.

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What is the mission and purpose of this program?

The mission of the program is to let Russian speaking Jewish families to learn and experience major events of the Jewish year in a way where they feel festive, proud of their heritage, belongness to the Jewish people and the land of Israel. Most of our guests are not going to synagogues due to the lack of religious education background, and don’t have affiliation with local American Jewish communities. Hence our program is the only window to the Jewish heritage for those families.

The programs serves several purposes: giving Russian-speaking families an opportunity of celebrating Jewish holidays in their own language; educating RSJ about Jewish traditions and about Israeli culture; making Jewish holidays an essential part of RSJ's life; giving RSJ a sense of community; introducing talented individuals to the large crowd; making fun together.

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Program Description

All 5 holiday celebrations will be held in different places and will be done in different styles. For Rosh-a-Shana and Yom Atzmaut it'll be a format of picnic with educational quest for families; for Hanukkah it'll be a Misterious Night ball with lots activities for children and sand animation or shadow theater performance; for Purim celebration it'll be a Oriental Bazaar in city of Shushan with vendors from the RSJ community; for Passover it'll be a formal sit down Seder with intellectual games for children and adults. All holiday celebrations will include presents for children (Jewish books, Judaical items, Israeli snacks) and holiday treats; three of them (the indoor ones) will include a special holiday lottery with items from local Jewish artisans. It'll be a big community events for people of all ages - from 2 to 120 years old.

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Demonstrated Need

Yom Rishon School was running a holiday celebration programs for RSJ for several years and I can see that families enjoy them very much. There is a big demand of a quality Jewish holiday programs among Russian-speaking families with children. We usually have 120-150 attendees for our Hanukkah celebration and up to 200 attendees for our Passover celebration. We would like to expand this program and to afford to invite more entertainers, educators, musicians and actors from Russian-Speaking and a wider Jewish community to our holiday celebrations and to make it more attractive and educating to our participants.

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Program Accomplishments

The biggest Hanukkah party that we held was in 2012 with Torah Quest, when we had over 180 guests. Our biggest Passover Seder we held last year with 200 attendees, 20 volunteers and 4 educators, with special program for little children and intellectual casino for families with elder children.

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How do you measure the success of your program?

Number of guests attending the Holidays celebrations is definitely the biggest measure of success. Though, the 2nd and 3rd generation of Russian-American Jews is less connected to Russian-Jewish heritage the number of participants of our events doesn’t decline. YRS School and YRS Holidays celebrations are the most successful programs for Russian Speaking Jews in SF Bay Area.

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Community Jewish Holidays celebrations

About

YomRishon School (YRS) (http://yomrishon.org) organizes and runs Jewish education classes and programs in Russian language in the Bay Area (http://yomrishon.org/programs/). This year 65 students ages 2-13 attend our bi-weekly classes. YRS also runs Jewish Holidays celebrations for the wider Russian speaking community of SF Bay Area . The Holidays celebrations of major Jewish Holidays (Rosh-ha-Shana, Hanukkah, Purim, Pesach and Yom haAtzmaut) have been attended by more than 120 Russian speaking families. The Holidays celebrations became well known events in the community where all family generations come together, learn about the Holiday history, tradition and take part in the theatrical performance and dinner prepared by the school staff and community volunteers. The Holidays preparation and celebrations help to adults and kids alike to engage with Jewish heritage, traditions and Israeli culture.

In order to attract more guests to the community and keep the events on the same level YRS staff invites educators and entertainers, prepare theatrical performances, organizes kids activities, family games and prepares a festive dinners for 100+ guests. Though YRS tries to charge a minimum fee from all guests and encourage donations, the community Holidays celebration events during the last 2 years became possible only thanks to donation of private donors. YRS won’t have access to those donors in the next years and we decided to seek grants from organizations who supports Russian-Jewish programs in the US.

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What is the mission and purpose of this program?

The mission of the program is to let Russian speaking Jewish families to learn and experience major events of the Jewish year in a way where they feel festive, proud of their heritage, belongness to the Jewish people and the land of Israel. Most of our guests are not going to synagogues due to the lack of religious education background, and don’t have affiliation with local American Jewish communities. Hence our program is the only window to the Jewish heritage for those families.

The programs serves several purposes: giving Russian-speaking families an opportunity of celebrating Jewish holidays in their own language; educating RSJ about Jewish traditions and about Israeli culture; making Jewish holidays an essential part of RSJ's life; giving RSJ a sense of community; introducing talented individuals to the large crowd; making fun together.

Back to Top

Program Description

All 5 holiday celebrations will be held in different places and will be done in different styles. For Rosh-a-Shana and Yom Atzmaut it'll be a format of picnic with educational quest for families; for Hanukkah it'll be a Misterious Night ball with lots activities for children and sand animation or shadow theater performance; for Purim celebration it'll be a Oriental Bazaar in city of Shushan with vendors from the RSJ community; for Passover it'll be a formal sit down Seder with intellectual games for children and adults. All holiday celebrations will include presents for children (Jewish books, Judaical items, Israeli snacks) and holiday treats; three of them (the indoor ones) will include a special holiday lottery with items from local Jewish artisans. It'll be a big community events for people of all ages - from 2 to 120 years old.

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Demonstrated Need

Yom Rishon School was running a holiday celebration programs for RSJ for several years and I can see that families enjoy them very much. There is a big demand of a quality Jewish holiday programs among Russian-speaking families with children. We usually have 120-150 attendees for our Hanukkah celebration and up to 200 attendees for our Passover celebration. We would like to expand this program and to afford to invite more entertainers, educators, musicians and actors from Russian-Speaking and a wider Jewish community to our holiday celebrations and to make it more attractive and educating to our participants.

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Program Accomplishments

The biggest Hanukkah party that we held was in 2012 with Torah Quest, when we had over 180 guests. Our biggest Passover Seder we held last year with 200 attendees, 20 volunteers and 4 educators, with special program for little children and intellectual casino for families with elder children.

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How do you measure the success of your program?

Number of guests attending the Holidays celebrations is definitely the biggest measure of success. Though, the 2nd and 3rd generation of Russian-American Jews is less connected to Russian-Jewish heritage the number of participants of our events doesn’t decline. YRS School and YRS Holidays celebrations are the most successful programs for Russian Speaking Jews in SF Bay Area.

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Community Jewish Holidays celebrations

About

YomRishon School (YRS) (http://yomrishon.org) organizes and runs Jewish education classes and programs in Russian language in the Bay Area (http://yomrishon.org/programs/). This year 65 students ages 2-13 attend our bi-weekly classes. YRS also runs Jewish Holidays celebrations for the wider Russian speaking community of SF Bay Area . The Holidays celebrations of major Jewish Holidays (Rosh-ha-Shana, Hanukkah, Purim, Pesach and Yom haAtzmaut) have been attended by more than 120 Russian speaking families. The Holidays celebrations became well known events in the community where all family generations come together, learn about the Holiday history, tradition and take part in the theatrical performance and dinner prepared by the school staff and community volunteers. The Holidays preparation and celebrations help to adults and kids alike to engage with Jewish heritage, traditions and Israeli culture.

In order to attract more guests to the community and keep the events on the same level YRS staff invites educators and entertainers, prepare theatrical performances, organizes kids activities, family games and prepares a festive dinners for 100+ guests. Though YRS tries to charge a minimum fee from all guests and encourage donations, the community Holidays celebration events during the last 2 years became possible only thanks to donation of private donors. YRS won’t have access to those donors in the next years and we decided to seek grants from organizations who supports Russian-Jewish programs in the US.

Back to Top

What is the mission and purpose of this program?

The mission of the program is to let Russian speaking Jewish families to learn and experience major events of the Jewish year in a way where they feel festive, proud of their heritage, belongness to the Jewish people and the land of Israel. Most of our guests are not going to synagogues due to the lack of religious education background, and don’t have affiliation with local American Jewish communities. Hence our program is the only window to the Jewish heritage for those families.

The programs serves several purposes: giving Russian-speaking families an opportunity of celebrating Jewish holidays in their own language; educating RSJ about Jewish traditions and about Israeli culture; making Jewish holidays an essential part of RSJ's life; giving RSJ a sense of community; introducing talented individuals to the large crowd; making fun together.

Back to Top

Program Description

All 5 holiday celebrations will be held in different places and will be done in different styles. For Rosh-a-Shana and Yom Atzmaut it'll be a format of picnic with educational quest for families; for Hanukkah it'll be a Misterious Night ball with lots activities for children and sand animation or shadow theater performance; for Purim celebration it'll be a Oriental Bazaar in city of Shushan with vendors from the RSJ community; for Passover it'll be a formal sit down Seder with intellectual games for children and adults. All holiday celebrations will include presents for children (Jewish books, Judaical items, Israeli snacks) and holiday treats; three of them (the indoor ones) will include a special holiday lottery with items from local Jewish artisans. It'll be a big community events for people of all ages - from 2 to 120 years old.

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Demonstrated Need

Yom Rishon School was running a holiday celebration programs for RSJ for several years and I can see that families enjoy them very much. There is a big demand of a quality Jewish holiday programs among Russian-speaking families with children. We usually have 120-150 attendees for our Hanukkah celebration and up to 200 attendees for our Passover celebration. We would like to expand this program and to afford to invite more entertainers, educators, musicians and actors from Russian-Speaking and a wider Jewish community to our holiday celebrations and to make it more attractive and educating to our participants.

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Program Accomplishments

The biggest Hanukkah party that we held was in 2012 with Torah Quest, when we had over 180 guests. Our biggest Passover Seder we held last year with 200 attendees, 20 volunteers and 4 educators, with special program for little children and intellectual casino for families with elder children.

Back to Top

How do you measure the success of your program?

Number of guests attending the Holidays celebrations is definitely the biggest measure of success. Though, the 2nd and 3rd generation of Russian-American Jews is less connected to Russian-Jewish heritage the number of participants of our events doesn’t decline. YRS School and YRS Holidays celebrations are the most successful programs for Russian Speaking Jews in SF Bay Area.

Back to Top

Community Jewish Holidays celebrations

About

YomRishon School (YRS) (http://yomrishon.org) organizes and runs Jewish education classes and programs in Russian language in the Bay Area (http://yomrishon.org/programs/). This year 65 students ages 2-13 attend our bi-weekly classes. YRS also runs Jewish Holidays celebrations for the wider Russian speaking community of SF Bay Area . The Holidays celebrations of major Jewish Holidays (Rosh-ha-Shana, Hanukkah, Purim, Pesach and Yom haAtzmaut) have been attended by more than 120 Russian speaking families. The Holidays celebrations became well known events in the community where all family generations come together, learn about the Holiday history, tradition and take part in the theatrical performance and dinner prepared by the school staff and community volunteers. The Holidays preparation and celebrations help to adults and kids alike to engage with Jewish heritage, traditions and Israeli culture.

In order to attract more guests to the community and keep the events on the same level YRS staff invites educators and entertainers, prepare theatrical performances, organizes kids activities, family games and prepares a festive dinners for 100+ guests. Though YRS tries to charge a minimum fee from all guests and encourage donations, the community Holidays celebration events during the last 2 years became possible only thanks to donation of private donors. YRS won’t have access to those donors in the next years and we decided to seek grants from organizations who supports Russian-Jewish programs in the US.

Back to Top

What is the mission and purpose of this program?

The mission of the program is to let Russian speaking Jewish families to learn and experience major events of the Jewish year in a way where they feel festive, proud of their heritage, belongness to the Jewish people and the land of Israel. Most of our guests are not going to synagogues due to the lack of religious education background, and don’t have affiliation with local American Jewish communities. Hence our program is the only window to the Jewish heritage for those families.

The programs serves several purposes: giving Russian-speaking families an opportunity of celebrating Jewish holidays in their own language; educating RSJ about Jewish traditions and about Israeli culture; making Jewish holidays an essential part of RSJ's life; giving RSJ a sense of community; introducing talented individuals to the large crowd; making fun together.

Back to Top

Program Description

All 5 holiday celebrations will be held in different places and will be done in different styles. For Rosh-a-Shana and Yom Atzmaut it'll be a format of picnic with educational quest for families; for Hanukkah it'll be a Misterious Night ball with lots activities for children and sand animation or shadow theater performance; for Purim celebration it'll be a Oriental Bazaar in city of Shushan with vendors from the RSJ community; for Passover it'll be a formal sit down Seder with intellectual games for children and adults. All holiday celebrations will include presents for children (Jewish books, Judaical items, Israeli snacks) and holiday treats; three of them (the indoor ones) will include a special holiday lottery with items from local Jewish artisans. It'll be a big community events for people of all ages - from 2 to 120 years old.

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Demonstrated Need

Yom Rishon School was running a holiday celebration programs for RSJ for several years and I can see that families enjoy them very much. There is a big demand of a quality Jewish holiday programs among Russian-speaking families with children. We usually have 120-150 attendees for our Hanukkah celebration and up to 200 attendees for our Passover celebration. We would like to expand this program and to afford to invite more entertainers, educators, musicians and actors from Russian-Speaking and a wider Jewish community to our holiday celebrations and to make it more attractive and educating to our participants.

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Program Accomplishments

The biggest Hanukkah party that we held was in 2012 with Torah Quest, when we had over 180 guests. Our biggest Passover Seder we held last year with 200 attendees, 20 volunteers and 4 educators, with special program for little children and intellectual casino for families with elder children.

Back to Top

How do you measure the success of your program?

Number of guests attending the Holidays celebrations is definitely the biggest measure of success. Though, the 2nd and 3rd generation of Russian-American Jews is less connected to Russian-Jewish heritage the number of participants of our events doesn’t decline. YRS School and YRS Holidays celebrations are the most successful programs for Russian Speaking Jews in SF Bay Area.

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