Welcome to the Cheburashka Project. Cheburashka is a beloved Russian cartoon character and in our context, a symbol of the generation of Russian Jewish immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. This initiative hopes to illuminate this generation’s immigration experiences, thoughts on identity, and values and goals in building their adult lives.

Learn more about the project, check out the trailer, and learn about upcoming events.

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This project is part of the BluePrint Fellowship organized by COJECO and funded by the UJA-Federation of NY and Genesis Philanthropy Group.


Cheburashka illustration by Tanya Levina