"Kein ayin hara!"
Eugene's mother and a music teacher. She emigrated to New York during the anti-Semite riots that occurred after the Russian Revolution. She is talented at playing the piano, and is also every bit of a typical Jewish mother.
"A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, 'for a man, you're kind of ignorant'."
Eugene's older sister and the eldest of the Green siblings. She loves Russian ballet and has dreams of being a famous ballet dancer.
"I come to this country with two dollars in my pocket, Eugene! TWO DOLLARS!!!"
Eugene's father. Also emigrated to NYC to avoid the anti--Semite riots that erupted in his hometown after the fall of the Russian Empire. He is a retired WWII veteran and a proud US Marine. He has mixed feelings on the USSR being an Allied power, although he's glad that the Soviet Jews fought against their Nazi German occupiers.
"I'll need a whole lifetime to polish my craft."
Eugene's younger sister and the youngest of the Green siblings. She is a talented violinist and a good baker. She loves baking bagels.