Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism Soviet Jewry Collection
Scope and Content Note
Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism Soviet Jewry Collection reflects the organization's involvement in the American Soviet Jewry movement. It contains correspondence, clippings, releases, pamphlets and publications.
- undated, 1959, 1962-1973, 1976-1990, 1993-1994, 1996
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.
Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, N.Y., 10011 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism Soviet Jewry Collection represent one collection housed within the Archive of the American Soviet Jewry Movement (AASJM). These papers reflect the effort, beginning in the 1960s through the late 1980s, of thousands of American Jews of all denominations and political orientations to stop the persecution and discrimination of Jews in the Soviet Union. The American Soviet Jewry Movement (ASJM) is considered to be the most influential Movement of the American Jewish community in the 20th century. The beginnings of the organized American Soviet Jewry Movement became a model for efforts to aid Soviet Jews in other countries, among them Great Britain, Canada, and France. The movement can be traced to the early 1960s, when the first organizations were created to address the specific problem of the persecution and isolation of Soviet Jews by the government of the Soviet Union.
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. that educates and mobilizes the Reform Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on issues including economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, Israel and more.
1 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes)
The collection documents the advocacy on behalf of the Soviet Jewry of the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, a non-profit organization concerned with Jewish social justice and legislative activity in Washington, D.C.
The collection is arranged into a single series.
Donated by the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism in 2007.
- Guide to Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism Soviet Jewry Collection, undated, 1959, 1962-1973, 1976-1990, 1993-1994, 1996 *I-538
- Processed by Andrey Filimonov
- © 2012
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- Description is in English.