Ernie Shalowitz was president of the local Brandeis District of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) at the start of the Soviet Jewry movement. In the early 1970s, he became co-chair of ZOA’s national Soviet Jewry Committee and chair of the Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry. Later that decade, Shalowitz became chair of the Jewish Community Council’s Soviet Jewry Committee. Shalowitz served as lawyer for many arrested at the Soviet Embassy.
Read Ernest Shalowitz’s oral history from the Soviet Jewry Archival Collection.