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Shalom Education Center Hosts Spring Ball & Fundraiser
Shalom Education Center Hosts Spring Ball & Fundraiser

The following information was sent to us by Laura Jones: The Shalom Education Center in Rockville will be hosting a Spring Ball and fundraiser on April 29, 2012, starting at 6 PM at the Rollins Congressional Club House located at 1621 Martha Terrace in Rockville, Maryland.

Shalom Education Center Director, Ella Kagan, and Deputy Director, Lilya Pekarskaya, invite everyone to come out and share in a spectacular evening of fun and entertainment that includes a fashion and jewelry show, vendors, food, dancing, and vodka.  The evening will begin with a fashion show with clothes provided by designers Alisa Mandel, Nelly Kolodny, and Eugenia Luzhina.  Jewelry show designers include Slava Leikin, Yadviga Pashkevich, Tayana Rudneva and several others.  A silent auction and a book signing by Meredith Jacobs, editor and manager of Washington Jewish Week, are just a few of the events scheduled to take place.  In addition to the aforementioned events, there will be plenty of food, wine, dancing, and vodka for guests.   Tickets for the event are 35 dollars and can be purchased in advance by calling Ella Kagan at 301-565-1638 or by emailing her at:  pavella2@yahoo.com. All ticket proceeds will go toward the Shalom Education Center’s  scholarship fund and help with operational costs.

Event sponsors include The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Genesis Philanthropy Group, the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning and the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute.  If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact Ella or Lilya.  Vendor tables are available for 100 dollars. Merchandise and cash donations for the nonprofit educational center are welcomed.

The Shalom Education Center educates families and youths about Russian culture.  Many of the students are members of families that have migrated to the United States from the former Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and other countries. 

People of all ages attend the center but most of the students are between the ages of 4 and 17.  The center offers a limited amount of scholarships to students with disabilities and to families that are economically disadvantaged.  The center focuses on immigrants from the former Soviet Union, however, anyone that’s interested in classes at the center is welcome to participate.  The center works with youths, adults, and many grandparents interested in learning about their cultural roots.  Some of the classes taken at the center include Jewish history, Hebrew, math, Russian language, literature, theatre, music/choir, chess, SAT Prep, Visual Arts, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation.  Classes are held every Sunday at the Jewish Community Center building located at 6125 Montrose Road in Rockville, Maryland. 

More information about the center, the event, or questions about donations can be obtained by contacting Ella Kagan.    The Shalom Education Center is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.  Their website address is www.ShalomEC.org.