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Temple Reads via ZOOM

July 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Backpack, A Bear, and 8 Crates of Vodka


Lev Golinkin

A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later, Lev, now an American adult, sets out to retrace his family’s long trek, locate the strangers who fought for his freedom, and in the process, gain a future by understanding his past. (Amazon)



July 26, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm