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Sing in Hebrew, songs sung by captive Soviet Jews and by Free Jews in Israel


One was sung by Soviet Jews, trapped in the USSR: “Blue and White are the colors of my land, for now and ever after”.
The other was sung by Jews in Israel:
“Won’t you ask after, O Zion, the weal of your captive?”

Sing in Hebrew, and discuss the lyrics meanings and source.

January 11, 2020


Women of the Refuseniks – video & discussion


In this lesson you can use a slideshow archives presentation to show how the Soviet Media portrayed Jews and Jewish Emigration problem (according to Soviet officials: no problem because no one wants to get out), with points of discussion.
Raising the main question: how can we today recognize an attempt brainwash or “fake news” when it’s not about a subject that we are familiar with?

October 25, 2019


BRAINWASHING & FAKE NEWS – SLIDESHOW & DISCUSSION


In this lesson you can use a slideshow archives presentation to show how the Soviet Media portrayed Jews and Jewish Emigration problem (according to Soviet officials: no problem because no one wants to get out), with points of discussion.
Raising the main question: how can we today recognize an attempt brainwash or “fake news” when it’s not about a subject that we are familiar with?

September 9, 2019


Present, Protest, & Inspire: learn the about individual Refuseniks and prepare a presentation to save them!


In this activity lesson, students will imagine that they are activists in the free world advocating for Soviet Jews.
Each group will will learn about a different refusenik, and come up with a plan for how to bring public attention to their refusenik’s case through drawing, writing, creating songs, speeches, collages, etc.

November 4, 2018


Bring Refuseniks or Activists to Class (or on Skype)


Hear the stories from the source! Invite Prisoners of Zion, Refuseniks and Human Rights activist who live near you.

August 30, 2018


The Fall of the Iron Curtain


In this lesson, students will learn about the fall of the Iron Curtain and about the release of the Jews from the Soviet Union and its aftermath.

June 17, 2018


Freedom on Passover


Explore the meaning of freedom, and reflect on slavery and freedom in the lives of the Refuseniks in the Soviet Union and in their own lives.
This activity can be done at a family Passover Seder as well as in formal educational settings.


Profiles on Courage Research Project


Students will research different personalities from the Soviet Jewry movement. They will determine what motivated them, what happened to them, and what happened to them after the movement ended.

June 14, 2018


Need for a Jewish State – A Rosh Hashana Lesson


The Soviet Union forbade any unique religious ritual from 1917 onward. By the time the state of Israel was declared in 1948, the USSR thought that no one would feel a connection to the Jewish State because their ability to practice Judaism had been suppressed for so long. But, when Golda Meir, the first Israeli envoy and minister to the USSR, arrived on Rosh Hashanah, something unexpected happened.

This picture also appeared on a 10,000 Israeli bill , years later. The photo was taken by a Zionist activist and then a well-known Zionist prisoner, David Havkin.

June 12, 2018


Slideshow of Soviet Judaism through the Year


Photographs can tell us about times and places where we have not been or remind us of details we may not have noticed in a given moment. A photographer, like any artist, can bring his or her own point of view into their work by choosing the setting, repositioning their subject, and even choosing the lighting conditions in which they shoot the picture. All of these choices influence how we see what the photographer wants us to see. In this lesson, students will use photographs to learn about Jewish life in the former Soviet Union.

June 11, 2018


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