The day-to-day struggles of the Refuseniks, Prisoners of Zion, and in fact, the Soviet Jewish community is an opportunity to teach about personal heroism, the importance of activism, Jewish identity, Jewish practice, Jewish values, and Jewish solidarity.
In parallel, the commitment and efforts of the Jewish students, activists, and communities in Western countries provide the same opportunity.
The two go hand in hand.
Additionally, we believe that there is purpose in sharing that among and across the Refusenik and activist communities there were a range of values and strategies. Disagreements happened, compromise was not always possible, and each side held tightly to their positions because they believed it would be the most impactful.
Most importantly, educate the younger generation. Teach them that all Jews are responsible for one another and that every individual can make a difference. We hope you will inspire them with this very important period of our history.
The creation of The Refusenik Project would not have been possible without the support, commitment, and passion of our generous donors and partners. Thank you.
The Shirley & Leonard Goldstein Supporting Foundation ● Morey Schapira ● Nativ ● June & Ron Daniels ● Peter Wexler ● Bob Gordon ● Adele & Joel Sandberg ● Jewish LearningWorks ● Glenn Richter ● Gail Raznick ● Sandra Spinner ● Pam & Leonard Cohen ● Gary Charlestein ● Wendy Eisen ● Sheri & Paul Robbins ● Frank Brodsky ● Enid Wurtman ● Union of Councils for Jews in the former Soviet Union (UCSJ)
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