"The Trotskys, the Bronsteins and the Kievskys" - JGSLA - Sun. Jan 9th Program #poland

Pamela Weisberger

If you live in the Los Angeles area, you are invited to the next
meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles for an
inspiring true story about life in the former Soviet Socialist
Republic...and the struggles of our ancestors as seen through the lens
of Russian history:

"The Trotskys, the Bronsteins and the Kievskys: A Search for Identity
in Russian-Jewish History" with Boris Kievsky

Monday, January 9, 2012 - 7:30 PM
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles 90049

Five years ago, in a desire to better understand who he was,
Ukrainian-born actor/filmmaker Boris Kievsky began a journey that
took him back to the former Soviet Union and to the history of the
Jewish participation in creating the Soviet Union, in which his
grandfather played a role. Starting with the old saying, it's the
Trotskys who make the revolutions, and the Bronsteins who pay the
price, and knowing that his own family did both, through interviews,
research and first-hand observations, he investigated why there were
so many Jewish revolutionaries ("Trotskys"), what price all of the
Russian-Empire Jews ("Bronsteins") paid, and where that leaves us as
a people today.

Boris Kievsky was born in Cherkassy, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist
Republic, and came to the United States at the age of six. An
award-winning writer and director, he earned BFA and Post-Graduate
degrees in theatre before moving to New York, where he performed in,
as well as produced and directed several theatrical productions. Upon
moving to Los Angeles, Boris made the switch to film and television.
As an actor, Boris has appeared on numerous TV shows and all levels of
film >from shorts to studio releases, often playing some variation of a
Russian mobster, much to his Jewish mother's dismay.

Program is free to JGSLA members - $5 for guests. The JGSLA traveling
library will be available at 7PM.

If you can't attend, but want to watch a short video clip on this
program go to our home page: http://www.JGSLA.org, where we have
complete program information.

Pamela Weisberger
Program Chair, JGSLA
Santa Monica, CA

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