Join us for an inspiring evening celebrating the Soviet Jewry movement, its leaders and their accomplishments.
(Left to right: MISHA GALPERIN, SAM KISLIN, RABBI ARTHUR SCHNEIER)
Let Freedom Sing
A STAR-STUDDED MUSICAL CELEBRATION
COMMEMORATING THE TRIUMPH OF
THE SOVIET JEWRY MOVEMENT
Featuring Ron Rifkin
, Tony award-winning actor, star of television and film Grammy Award winner Frank London and Band;Elmore James; Eleanor Reissa
Special presentation from the Broadway-bound hit musical SOUL DOCTOR, Celebrating the life and works of Reb Shlomo.
Carlebach Candle Lighting by Cantor Sherwood Goffin of the Lincoln Square Synagogue.
Musical Direction by Zalmen Mlotek
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012, 6:30 PM
XL NIGHTCLUB, 512 WEST 42ND ST.
NEW YORK CITY
For Information: (212) 213-2120 x203
or visit www.nationalyiddishtheatre.org
"Energized by the idealism of the US civil rights
movement, American Jewish students saw the
liberation of their Russian brethren as uniquely their
own battle to carry forward. Vowing not to be silent, they
protested openly, vigorously lobbied Congress and the
White House, travelled to the USSR to meet refuseniks,
forging an intense personal bond with Jews trapped
behind the Iron Curtain. The legacy of the Soviet Jewry
movement endures in a profound psychological change
in American Jewry, and the demographic boost of over
1.5 million Jews to Israel, the US and beyond."
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RABBI ARTHUR SCHNEIER was the primary leader in quiet diplomacy – a pioneer in the struggle to rebuild Jewish religious life in the former Soviet Union. He is the spiritual leader of New York's Park East Synagogue and the founder of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. For a lifetime devoted to overcoming the forces of hatred and intolerance, he was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal.
SAM KISLIN has supported many philanthropic projects assisting Jewish families to leave the former Soviet Union. He is a Ukrainian émigré, having been freed himself through such efforts. Mr. Kislin has been honored as "Man of the Year" by the New York Economic Development Corporation and the UJA-Federation of New York.
MISHA GALPERIN, a leader in world Jewry, also emigrated from the Ukraine thanks to extraordinary efforts by the Free Soviet Jewry Movement. He is President and CEO of the Jewish Agency International Development, the former CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and writes extensively on Jewish life and identity. Dr. Galperin will be receiving the National Jewish Leadership Award.
Honors and Awards Presented By:
Rabbi Marc Schneier – Founding Rabbi,
The Hampton Synagogue
Feliks Frenkel – Vice Chairman,
National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene