The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "20th Century Jewish Russian Immigration" with author Anastasia Goodman.
Goodman, of Russian descent, was involved in the "Refusenik" movement that led to the release of Soviet Jews. She assisted Soviet refugees, helping them find jobs in the US and acclimate to life in America. This led to her writing The Sasha Perlov novels, as she listened to their stories, weaving them into her own experiences and her own stories.
This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.