Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month at Special Virtual Symposium Recalling Free Soviet Jewry Movement
The Free Soviet Jewry movement was a unique historical phenomenon that united American Jews and allies of conscience from across the country in a common mission.
To both reflect on the campaign’s success — which culminated in millions of Jews behind the Iron Curtain being allowed to emigrate and practice their religion freely — and celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month, the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM), National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), and National Coalition Supporting Eurasian History (NCSEJ) are hosting a special virtual symposium, on Thursday, May 27th, at 12 PM EDT, under the banner of “Let My People Go! Jewish Americans & The Soviet Jewry Movement: Lessons in Solidarity for Today’s Struggle Against Antisemitism.”
A distinguished lineup of speakers — including human rights icon and ex-Soviet refusenik Natan Sharansky, Dartmouth College Professor Susannah Heschel, US Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY), and US Jewish leader Malcolm Hoenlein, among others — will recall the cross-communal partnerships forged between people of diverse backgrounds to achieve the movement’s goals.
Join us to learn how three decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, the lessons of the Free Soviet Jewry movement are still as relevant as ever to the current-day struggle against antisemitism.
For more information and registration: solidarity.combatantisemitism.org