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   We are an educational and charitable interfaith organization of Russian-speaking Americans. We aim to develop the organizing power of our community, its successful integration in American civil society, advance immigrant rights, civic participation, and leadership development. We raise public awareness of our community and the achievements of its members and promote collaboration with other communities in the pursuit of a more just and fair society with equal opportunities for all.

 

 
 
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Community forum

on the 25th anniversary of the March on Washington and in tribute to Alexey Murzhenko

"THE SOVIET JEWISH STRUGGLE AND ITS LEGACY TODAY"

organized and sponsored by RCCMB jointly with American Russian-Speaking Association for Civil & Human Rights

December 23, 2012, at YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood

 

   Dmitri Daniel Glinski, opening remarks

   Rabbi Ellis Bloch,  participant of the March, Associate Director of the Jewish Education Project

  Boris Gulko, ex-refusenik, international grandmaster in chess, essayist and book author

  Lyubov Murzhenko, widow of Alexey Murzhenko and Vice President of RCCMB; introduced by Freda Birnbaum, of Center for Russian Jewry with Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (SSSJ)

  Glenn Richter's, co-founder and National Coordinator of SSSJ, 1964-1990, written statement, read by Rabbi Bloch, and his closing remarks

   Partial video and audio recordings of the conference that we initiated in 2011, "The Power of Peoplehood: The Soviet Jewish Journey," with participation of Natan Sharansky, David Harris, Yosef Begun, and others, can be accessed here.