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Upcoming events

    • 10 November 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Parma Snow Library, 2121 Snow Rd, Parma OH

    WHEN                   Sunday, November 10, 20192-4 pm

    WHAT                   Documentary on “ The  Velvet Revolution”

                                    written & presented  by  Maria Silvestri & John  Righetti    

    WHERE                 Parma Snow Library,  2121  Snow  Rd,  Parma  OH     

    On November 10th, Maria Silvestri and John Righetti will be here to share their new documentary and answer any questions you might have.

    Maria's Promo:

    The 20th century was the roughest in history for the Carpatho-Rusyns of Central Europe. After World War II, when they were declared Ukrainians by the new Communist regimes in every country where they lived, Carpatho-Rusyns in Czechoslovakia and elsewhere became extinct overnight -- and this was their existence for more than 50 years.

    But with the 1989 Velvet Revolution, led by the playwright and former dissident Václav Havel, Carpatho-Rusyn ethnicity revived in every country… including the United States! This is the story of that revival. Воскресеніє народа —the Resurrection of a Nation.

    Enjoy this documentary, filmed in Slovakia, Canada, and the United States, made especially for the 30th anniversary of the Fall of Communism, and discuss it LIVE with the producers and other viewers.

    Free - Open to all  - Bring a friend!!

    • 15 December 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • St Joseph’s Activity Center, 8111 Brecksville Rd, Brecksville OH

    Topic: Christmas Program

    When: December 15, 2019  1:00 to 4:00 or longer

    Where: St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church Hall - 8111 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH

    Cost: $10.00  - Children under 10 Free

    Bring a Velija dish (or something yummy) to share

    Limited Seating - Please RSVP by December 8th to Marcia at 440-331-3856 or online at www.c-rs.org - go to Events - scroll down to the December event and Register

    We did this last year and had a really good time.  It was reminiscent of days of yore when our ancestors got together to share food and song to celebrate the Christmas season.  Don't know the Koljady (Carols)?  No problem.  We will go line by line until everyone is ready.  This is a perfect opportunity for those of you who did not grow up with the Christmas Eve (Velija) foods and customs to learn how to create a new-old tradition.  This is a perfect opportunity to bring chilren or grandchildren to introduce them to their culture.

    We are hoping to have Living Traditions Folk Ensemble join us to present "The Jaslickari".  A re-enactment of the shepherds who would go door to door singing carols and telling the story of the first Christmas,

    We have rented St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church hall to give us more flexibility with time we don't have at the library.  Hence, the $10.00 entry fee to offset hall rental.

    Bringing something hot?  We will have plenty of plugs for crock pots.

    We hope you will join us for any and/or all our programs.  Make it fun and bring a friend

Past events

20 October 2019 Cleveland Chapter General Meeting with Guest Speaker John Righetti
08 September 2019 2019 Carpatho-Rusyn Heritage Tour Commentary and Photos
14 July 2019 Dining With Duchnovich
17 May 2019 Cleveland Tour May 17th, Tour Rusyn Sites in Cleveland
09 April 2019 Cleveland Chapter: Participating in Eastern European Congress of Ohio Dinner
07 April 2019 Cleveland Chapter: Sponoring "Who is Irena Nevicky?" - Story Told by Paul Burik
10 March 2019 Cleveland Chapter: Rusyn Genealogy Session
16 December 2018 Cleveland Chapter: Kolodej, Food and Recipes for the Christmas Holidays
11 November 2018 Cleveland Chapter: “Our Flag Still Waves”
26 October 2018 Cleveland chapter: Celebrate the founding of the country of Czechoslovakia in 1918
16 September 2018 Cleveland Chapter: One World Day at Cleveland Cultural Gardens
22 July 2018 Cleveland Chapter presents the 2nd annual "Dining with Duchnovich"
24 June 2018 Cleveland Chapter: The Differences and Similarities Between Rusyns and Slovaks
29 April 2018 Cleveland Chapter: “Tips and Tricks on Using FamilySearch.org in Your Eastern European Genealogy Research”
18 March 2018 Meet and Greet with Bishop Milan Lach, SJ
04 February 2018 Comparing the Genealogy Giants: Ancestry, Family Search, Findmypast and MyHeritage” by Sunny Morton
11 November 2017 Cleveland Chapter - Converting Many Forms of Media to Digital Format
26 October 2017 CARPATHO-RUSYN DAY - Cleveland City Hall
15 October 2017 Cleveland Chapter - Iconography
17 September 2017 Cleveland Chapter - Presentation on Vistula Operation
27 August 2017 One World Day
23 July 2017 Dining With Duchnovich
07 May 2017 Introduction to the Cyrillic Alphabet by Paul Burik
02 April 2017 Comparison & Contrast of Easter & traditions in Europe and US
05 March 2017 Symbolism and History of Wooden Church Interior Architecture
12 November 2016 Cooking Lesson in Parma - Traditional Christmas Foods
22 October 2016 Genealogy Research in Cleveland
02 October 2016 C-RS at Cleveland Museum of Art's 100th Anniversary
19 September 2016 Blessed Theodore Romzha Seminary Choir
18 September 2016 C-RS National Goals for the Present and Future
28 August 2016 C-RS Cleveland Chapter at the 100th Anniversary of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

Chapter Officers

Co-President: Marcia Benko

Co-President: Barb Popovich

Treasurer : Robert Hlasko

Recording Secretary : Karen Bodner

Corresponding Secretary : Vacant

Rusin Garden Representitive : John Krenisky

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The Carpatho-Rusyn Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to manifesting Carpatho-Rusyn culture in the United States and supporting Rusyn culture in the Homeland in east central Europe. It works to educate Rusyns and non-Rusyns about Rusyn culture and history, and to support the development of Rusyn culture on both sides of the Atlantic. As a membership organization, it boasts over 1,800 members worldwide who support the organization's work through their annual contributions of dues as well as voluntary contributions to funds that support Rusyn cultural development abroad as well as humanitarian aid for Rusyn communities in Europe.

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