25th Anniversary of Freedom March for Soviet Jewry
Join us to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Freedom March for Soviet Jewry that took place on the National Mall in Washington.
Thursday, December 06, 2012 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congregation Sherith Israel • Congregation Sherith Israel - 2266 California Street, San Francisco
On Sunday, December 6, 1987, the eve of the Washington, D.C. Summit between Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan, an estimated 250,000 people demonstrated on the National Mall in an unprecedented display of solidarity for Soviet Jewry.
San Francisco sent a delegation of more than 130 people to participate in the March.
Join us for an evening of story-telling as we honor those who were part of the movement to bring Jewish immigrants to the United States where they could practice Judaism without persecution.
We will hear from activists who were involved both in the Bay Area and in the FSU as well as immigrant children and grandchildren will also share their stories.
Music, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks will be served.