Family timeline
Immigration/Map
Family tree
My Family Artifact
My name
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What year did Max have his Bar Mitzvah?

2024

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Born and lived in America, San Francisco, came to Vancouver, Canada in 2010 for work.

Anna Khaylis

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Who are the parents of Max and Ben?

Anna Khaylis and Rostick Mechlis

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What is the family artifact used for?

Scoping in on things we could not normally see or view.

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Who is Max named after?

Max is named after his great grandfather Moishe

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What year did Max's parents get married?

2014

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Who first moved from Soviet Union to San Fransisco, then to Blaine, WA

Liliya Khaylis

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Who are Max's cousins?

Hannah and Gabby

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What is the family artifact?

A pair of binoculars

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What does Maksim mean?

Maksim means greatness and originated from the Greek culture

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What year was the first member of the family timeline born?

1898

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Which people ended up making it to Vancouver?

Anna, Rostick, Talla, and Yosef 

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Who are the parents of Yosef?

Berko and Dora

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When does the family artifact date back to?

1970

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What does Moshe mean?

It means savior

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Which people got married when WWII ended?

Berko and Ester

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Which people immigrated as Jewish refugees in 1979?

Raisa, Moishe, and Liliya

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What is the most popular flag on the family tree?

The Soviet Union flag

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How long did the family with the artifact stay in Italy before they could receive their visas?

Six months

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Where does the name Khaylis originate?

In Russian you pronounce it Chai-Lis. In old Europe you would get your last name based of your job. Together it means life saver. One of my ancestors was probably some sort of life saver and this is where my name originated from.

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Who is the oldest person in Max's family right now?

Raisa Bronftman

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Which people did not get a chance to immigrate?

Ephraim, Berko, and Ester

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Which is the only grandparent with siblings?

Talla and Pola

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Why is the family artifact significant?

It signifies freedom and a better life as when Jews were immigrating from the Soviet they were not allowed to bring any money. They would purchase things and then sell them later in America. These were one of the items. My grandfather wanted to keep them.

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Why was my great grandfather significant to my mother?

My great grandfather was significant because he was like the leader and backbone of my moms family. My mom had a small family that was composed of her, her mom, and her grandma and grandfather. Since my mom was raised without a father he stepped in as the father figure for her.

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