Holocaust survivors from the former Soviet Union clapped their hands, bobbed their heads to the rhythm, and yelled, “Bravo.” They were responding to the extraordinary talent of Elina Karokhina, balalaika player, and her accompanist and singer, Mikhail Smirnov, who were performing traditional music from their native country at B’nai Moshe in Brighton on Thursday, October 7. This event, specifically for Russian speaking Holocaust survivors, was sponsored by Legacies of JF&CS Schechter Holocaust Services.
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