Living History: The Immigrant Experience From Russia to Rogers Park
February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bena Shklyanoy, her husband and two young daughters arrived in Chicago in 1976 thinking surely they had moved to another planet. The family’s life in America began in Rogers Park, moved to West Ridge and then to Skokie, following a common path for those in Chicago’s Russian Jewish community who left the Soviet Union in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Bena will share stories of the people in the neighborhood, the local shops she frequented and day-to-day life in Rogers Park and West Ridge as she recalls her family’s journey to the US and the culture shock they experienced as they settled into their new American life.
This event is free of charge and open to all, but your preregistration will help us plan the evening.