What did America offer them?
For me, learning Hebrew was a way to fit in as a Russian immigrant growing up in Israel. For the kids in my Hebrew school class in California, the language meant something entirely different.
The Lost & Found Project, an experimental theater company based in New York City, is making new sense of old Jewish roots
Lara Vapnyar’s ‘timely’ and ‘insightful’ new novel, ‘Still Here,’ wonders what the American dream looks like to former Russians
A factual error—and subsequent correction—in the folk singer’s New York Times obituary raises questions about the far-too-often lumped together identities of Jewish immigrants
My bellydancing students—Russian immigrants, Hasidic women—showed me a new side of the borough
As immigrants revive the German city’s historic community, new ideas emerge about Jewish engagement
The Russian-Jewish indie star headlines a benefit for HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, an aging philanthropy seeking new attention
At the Seder, we open the door for Elijah. As a child, I thought he’d actually appear. Then I grew up, and anticipation faded into resignation.
A Jewish Ukrainian immigrant needed a voice to help reconcile her foreign past and her American future. She found it—in Kanye West.