A few years back we launched Jewlicious.ru, a sort of Russian language version of Jewlicious. Why? Because clearly I had too much free time on my hands, and the devil will find work for idle hands to do. In this case the “devil” was the incomparable bundle of energy and ROI Community member, Tanya Gutsol. In theory the site is supposed to be a combination of content from Jewlicious.com translated into Russian and original articles. Now I don’t speak Russian and I don’t pretend I have any idea what they do over there but apparently, Russians like the site! And they share my sensibilities! How so? Witness the upcoming “Are You Jewlicious Beach Party” that is taking place Sunday, July 31st, 2-6pm at Gilson Park at Wilmette, Area #1.

Who doesn’t like a beach party? There’s going to be beach volleyball, lots of grilling and shmoozing with the hot guys and gals of Chicago’s Russian Hillel and Russian Moishe House who are also sponsoring this event. I’m of course sad that I am not going to make it but don’t let that stop you if you’re in or near Chicago. You may RSVP at the facebook event page and the poster is kitschy and ironic (thanks Tanya!), so leave Babushka at home 😉 but do say hello to my buddy Program Director Genia Kovelman who I met when she was an ROI Participant in 2008.

This party was made possible in part thanks to the generous support of the ROI Community

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.