Introduction to The Soviet Jewry Struggle for Freedom

 Before starting to teach about the Soviet Jewry Struggle, we recommend you give this short introduction:  The Soviet Union was one of the two superpowers in the world (along with the United States), but this power did not last and disbanded in 1991, only...
A Hanukkah Letter From Moscow

A Hanukkah Letter From Moscow

A Hanukkah Letter From Moscow  Introduction In this lesson young students will be introduced to the idea that Jewish people in the Soviet Union were not free to express themselves as Jews or to emigrate to a different country. The original lesson plan was...

Purim: Hidden Identities

Purim: Hidden Identities  Introduction One of the central ideas in the book of Esther is the concept of concealed identities. The Jews are spread out amongst the Persian Empire, Haman calls for their destruction, and little does he know that the queen herself...

Profiles on Courage Research Project

Profiles on Courage  Introduction Students will research different personalities from the Soviet Jewry movement. They will determine what motivated them, what happened to them during and after the movement ended.  Learning Objectives At the end of the...
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