Russian House of Kansas City in partnership with Jewish Family Services invite you to celebrate Victory Day, commemorating the end of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. This holiday is one of the most important days in the history of the multinational communities of the former USSR around the world. Over 28 million people were lost during this war. Every family in the Soviet Union was affected.
This joint program will include presentations about veterans of the Great Patriotic War, many of whom are members, or family members of the local Russian-speaking community.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Jewish Community Campus
The event will be a part of the Immortal Regiment (Бессмертный полк), a movement that unites over 80 countries around the globe to commemorate heroes and veterans of the Great Patriotic War.
There will be stories of heroism and sacrifice in opposition to fascism. Tatiana Izrailev, Irina Yefremov, Tatiana Bargerstock and Tatiana Warner will share stories of their veterans, who contributed to the history of Russian, Jewish, Ukrainian, Belarussian and American people.
The program includes a concert, snacks and drinks, and a balloon ceremony at the Memorial to the Six Million at the JCC. Guests are encouraged to bring framed portraits of family members who were/are veterans of the Great Patriotic War for a photo gallery at the event.
Those attending are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be given to the JFS Food Pantry.
The event is open to the public, but reservations are necessary. Tickets are $10.
Please RSVP on the Facebook event page by May 5.
St. George ribbons (Георгиевская лентoчка)
Snacks and soft drinks
Ticket price: $10
The event is free for: Jewish Family Services (JFS) older adult clients; children up to 12 y.o.;
those who were born before or during the Great Patriotic War.
Event will be held in English with Russian translations. Everyone is welcome.