The Soviet Jewry Movement and American Jewish Advocacy: 25 Years Later
Sunday, December 16, 2012
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall
East Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Join us on December 16th at the National Museum of American Jewish History as we celebrate and explore the modern exodus of over 1.5 million Russian Jews and the Soviet Jewry movement that made it possible. The program will feature:
Marina & Lev Furman and other former refuseniks and activists – on their experiences taking on the Soviet regime from both sides of the ocean.
Sohrab Ahmari – Journalist for the Wall Street Journal, New Republic, Commentary and more, on the lessons of the Soviet Jewry movement for activists today.
Gal Beckerman – author of the authoritative chronicle of the Soviet Jewry movement When They Come For Us, We’ll Be Gone, on the impact and significance of the movement for Jewish American advocacy and US foreign policy.
Plus special musical performances, guest appearances and more!
In Memoriam: Joseph Smukler
The Jewish Press OP-ED: "How The Holocaust Influenced One Man's Struggle For Soviet Jewry"
The Jewish Daily FORWARD: "Death of a Soviet Jewry Activist"