Community Memories

Share Your Memories

Memory Prompts:

  • How did you become active in the Soviet Jewry movement?
  • Did you participate in the daily vigil outside Soviet embassy? What specific events do you remember there, such as holiday celebrations, special speakers, visiting refuseniks?
  • What other ways were you involved? Did you attend rallies like the 1987 Freedom Sunday rally?
  • Did you participate in activities at your synagogue, such as making phone calls or sending letters to Soviet Jews, adopting a prisoner of conscience, or have a bar or bat mitzvah twin with a teenager in the Soviet Union?
  • Did you ever visit the Soviet Union to meet with Soviet Jews?
  • Do you have photographs, fliers, meeting minutes, protest signs, or other memorabilia from your involvement in the Soviet Jewry movement that you would like to donate to the Jewish Historical Society?