Join the The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel (BYFI) on Thursday, May 5th for an alumni event featuring acclaimed author and BYFI alumna, Nadia Kalman ’92. Nadia will be reading from her recently released novel The Cosmopolitans (click here to learn more), followed by a conversation moderated by journalist Melissa Korn ’01 with emigres involved with HIAS Young Leaders. The conversation will explore the Russian Jewish immigrant experience and what it means to have the hyphenated identities of Russian, Jewish, and American today.

Feel free to bring your friends and family.

Date: Thursday, May 5th
Time: 7 pm
Location: The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student life – 7 E 10th St, New York, NY
RSVP to: navah@byfi.org

About the speakers: As a child, Nadia Kalman ’92 emigrated with her family from the former Soviet Union. Formerly a teacher and assistant principal, she now works as a writer-in-the-schools with Teachers & Writers Collaborative in New York City. Nadia was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, and recently received the Emerging Writers Award in fiction from Moment Magazine.

Melissa Korn ’01 is a reporter at Dow Jones Newswires covering for-profit colleges, student lenders, ratings agencies, alcohol, and tobacco. Melissa enjoys finding intersections between topics, and following the personal journeys of her subjects.