I was born in Moscow in 1989. Since early childhood, I was passionate about literature and languages. At 19, I spoke Russian, Polish, and English, and knew basic French. My interests determined my choice of the Faculty of Russian Philology at the Moscow State Pedagogical University for my first education. During my studies there, I got fascinated by Jewish culture and languages. I learned Modern Hebrew and dived into the world of Jewish tradition and history. Soon enough I realized Yiddish sounds like the most beautiful language in the world to me and learned it too. After graduating from the MSPU in 2010, I continued my education at the St. Thomas Institute of Philosophy, Theology, and History in Moscow. My research focus laid on Judaism and Jewish tradition. I attended "Sefer" winter and summer schools on Jewish Studies and other available educational programs in Jewish organizations.
In 2013, I traveled to Jerusalem to learn Hebrew at the Rothberg International School (Hebrew University of Jerusalem). I found out about the master's program in Yiddish Studies and decided that researching Yiddish literature is what I want to do most. After a year of rigorous preparations, I passed the exams and started my studies in 2014. My MA thesis, which I wrote under the supervision of Prof. Avrom Novershtern, was titled "Translations of Sholem Aleichem into Russian." Already as a MA student, I taught Yiddish literature on "Sefer" winter and summer schools.
After graduating in 2016, I moved to Berlin and continued my studies by participating in research workshops and summer schools. During my studies in Jerusalem, Berlin, and Tel Aviv I had a chance to learn from the leading scholars in my field: Hanan Bordin, Hana Wirth-Nesher, Avrom Novershtern, David Roskies, Marc Caplan, Miriam Trihn, Karolina Szymaniak, Efrat Gal-Ed, and others. I am eternally grateful to these people for sharing their knowledge with me and to the atmosphere of productive intellectual exchange in their classes.
In 2018, together with my friend and colleague, Arndt Beck, I first organized Yiddish events in Berlin. Until today, I lead the Yiddish reading circle here. We do regular events about Yiddish literature.
In 2019, I started to teach Hebrew. In 2020, I got offered to teach Yiddish classes for the Yiddish Arts and Academics Association of North America.