Let My People Go! Lessons of the Soviet Jewry Movement for Today with Natan Sharansky

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Friday, May 27 at 12 pm ET/9 am PT
See “Ways to Watch” below

In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, join a special symposium about the Free Soviet Jewry movement, which was a unifying moment for all of American society. The American Jewish community’s history of activism and the cross-communal partnerships that contributed to the success of the movement offer powerful lessons to mobilize a new generation in today’s struggle against anti-Semitism.

This program will feature:

  • Natan Sharansky, the most famous of the soviet refuseniks, former Deputy Prime Minister of Israel, human rights activist, best-selling author
  • Malcom Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jews Organizations and Founding Executive Director of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry
  • Anita Friedman, Executive Director of Jewish Children and Family Services of San Francisco
  • Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College Jewish Studies Chair, Daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • Rabbi Stanley M Davids, Former Head of Reform Zionism, Soviet Jewry Activist
  • Mark Levin, Head of National Council Supporting Eurasian Jewry

Ways to Watch:

Zoom: Registration is required to receive the link–click here.

This program is presented by:

T-shirt, ca. 1980s
National Museum of American Jewish History, 1995.78.2
Gift of the Soviet Jewry Council of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia

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