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It’s oh so quiet…

It’s oh so quiet…

I am taking a slight hiatus from the blogging as I turn my attention to my main project of the moment – the Soviet-Jewish immigration stories and oral history project. What project? I’m interviewing Soviet-Jewish immigrants who came to Canada in the 1970s and early 1980s. If that’s you, or someone you know, get in… Continue Reading

Weekend Give-Away – Do Russian-Jewish at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival!

Weekend Give-Away – Do Russian-Jewish at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival!

I’m excited to announce that the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, which is on now, has very generously offered to giveaway 10 tickets to screenings of ‘The Unvanquished’ and ‘From Russia with Falafel’. Want those tickets? You just have to sign up for the Soviet Samovar – my monthly round-up of Russian-Jewish news, events and culture.… Continue Reading

Why I can’t stop watching The Americans

Why I can’t stop watching The Americans

  Can we talk about The Americans? Let’s talk about The Americans. Because no one in my Russian-Jewish circles is talking about this show, and now they’ve got a storyline about Soviet-Jews and you should all start watching it. Even Gary Shteyngart is watching – it’s his favourite show this season (thanks, Twitter). Imagine this… Continue Reading

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