Voices of the Vigil: D.C.‘s Soviet Jewry Movement

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 2014

This award-winning exhibition tells the story of our community's role in the struggle for freedom for Soviet Jewry. In addition to holding a 20-year daily vigil across the street from the Soviet Embassy, Washington Jews organized rallies and marches, waged letter-writing campaigns to pressure politicians, sent packages and holiday greetings to refuseniks, and visited Jews in the Soviet Union.


  • 30 Sintra panels (30"x72") - may be hung or stood up
  • 3 shadow boxes containing objects that attach to panels (12"x18")

Rental Fee

$500 plus transportation and installation; Transporation cost negotiable.

Companion Elements

  • Adas Israel Congregation, 2014

    Catalog and website featuring additional content
  • School curriculum
  • Brochure

Previous Venues

  • Washington Hebrew Congregation, 2013

    Adas Israel Congregation (Washington, D.C.)
  • Agudas Achim Congregation (Alexandria, VA)
  • Beth El Hebrew Congregation (Alexandria, VA)
  • B'nai Israel Congregation (Rockville, MD)
  • Gesher Jewish Day School (Fairfax, VA)
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Rockville, MD)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Washington, D.C.)
  • Temple Rodef Shalom (Falls Church, VA)
  • Washington Hebrew Congregation (Washington, D.C.)