Oct 27 2015
Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story

Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story

at Brookline High School

A conversation with acclaimed author Maxim D. Shrayer, who will discuss his memoir, Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards. His remembrances are set against a backdrop of politics, travel, and ethnic conflict on the brink of the Soviet empire’s collapse. He will share the triumphs and humiliations of a Soviet childhood, and the dreams and fears of a Jewish family that never gave up hope for a better life. Growing up the son of Jewish intellectuals in Moscow, Shrayer’s parents applied for and were refused emigration when he was ten, thus becoming “refuseniks” for almost 9 years. Shrayer’s memoir is also a love story in which a young Jew’s love is unrequited, and his heart is forever broken by his homeland. 

Admission Info

Tickets are $6.00

Email: bacep@brookline.k12.ma.us

Dates & Times

2015/10/27 - 2015/10/27

Location Info

Brookline High School

115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA 02445