Let My People Go! Lessons of the Soviet Jewry Movement for Today with Natan Sharansky

Thursday, May 27, 2021

To support JAHM and events like this, please consider a donation in any amount.


Thursday, May 27 at 12 pm ET/9 am PT
Free, with suggested $10 donation.
See “ways to watch” below

In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, join a special symposium about the Free Soviet Jewry movement, which was a unifying moment for all of American society. The American Jewish community’s history of activism and the cross-communal partnerships that contributed to the success of the movement offer powerful lessons to mobilize a new generation in today’s struggle against antisemitism.

This program will feature:

  • Natan Sharansky, the most famous of the soviet refuseniks, former Deputy Prime Minister of Israel, human rights activist, best-selling author
  • Malcom Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jews Organizations and Founding Executive Director of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry
  • Anita Friedman, Executive Director of Jewish Children and Family Services of San Francisco
  • Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College Jewish Studies Chair, Daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • Rabbi Stanley M Davids, Former Head of Reform Zionism, Soviet Jewry Activist
  • Mark Levin, Head of National Council Supporting Eurasian Jewry
  • And other distinguished guests.

Click here to visit the event’s official website for more information.

Ways to Watch

Facebook: Look for the LIVE post on the Museum’s Facebook page at 12pm ET. You do not need a Facebook account to view the program.

NMAJH website: A little before the program start time, the livestream will also be available at the top of this page. You will be prompted to enter your email address. Please note that you may need to refresh your screen and press “play” on the video—the static image will be replaced with the live feed before the program starts.

Zoom: Registration is required to receive the link–click here to register.

Youtube: The livestream will begin on youtube at about 11:55am ET-click here to watch.

This program is presented by:

An official program of

You may also be interested in these JAHM 2021 programs.