The Soviet Issue: a Jewish Currents reading and release party

April 5, 2022

Celebrate the release of the Winter/Spring 2022 double issue with local contributors and guest editors! Copies of the magazine will be available.

Featuring readings and a Q&A with:

  • Tenant organizer and Georgetown professor Gregory Afinogenov
  • Author-illustrator and Penn professor Julia Alekseyeva (guest editor)
  • Poet Alina Pleskova
  • Writer Egina Manachova

Sponsored by the University of Pennsyvlania’s Department of Russian and East European Studies (REES), Jewish Studies Program, and Department of Religious Studies.

Please note: this is an in-person event at the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, open to students and non-students! Covid-19 vaccination is required.

The event will take place at Stiteler Hall B6, 208 South 37th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For more detail on location, visit the Stiteler Hall information page. You can find the accessibility information here. For questions about accessibility and accommodations, please reach out to us at