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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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International Conference

"THE POWER OF PEOPLEHOOD: THE SOVIET JEWISH JOURNEY"

November 9, 2011, New York

 

  

   Conference Program

   David Harris, Natan Sharansky, Jerry Goodman and Dmitri Glinski meeting with representatives of the media (videofile)

   Videofile of the first hour of the conference

   Welcoming remarks by Jerry Goodman (audiofile) 

   Welcoming remarks by Dmitri Glinski

   Opening remarks by David Harris and keynote by Natan Sharansky

   Remarks by David Waksberg at the panel "The Struggle: Refuseniks and Activists"

   Panel I. Refuseniks & Activists, in entirety (audiofile)

   Dr. Michael Beizer's Address, "The Jewish Movement in the Soviet Union: What Was Its Essence?"

   Remarks by Glenn Richter at the panel "The Challenges of Identity"

   Panel II. The Challenges of Identity, in entirety (audiofile)

   Supplemental materials:

           A Brief History of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (SSSJ), by Dr. Jacob Birnbaum

           Brief summaries of the roles of several Soviet Jewry movement organizations, by Dr. Jacob Birnbaum

           Suggested bibliography on the Soviet Jewry movement, by Glenn Richter