Summer Exhibit: Power of Protest – The Movement to Free Soviet Jews

Traveling Exhibit, June 26-August 29, 2018

Chase Family Galley, Mandell JCC, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford

A traveling exhibit from the National Museum of American Jewish History, Power of Protest: The Movement to Free Soviet Jews, will document one of the most successful human rights campaigns of the late 20th century. The panel exhibition showcases Americans’ efforts in the late 1960s through 1990 to free refuseniks – Jews who lived in the Soviet Union and were denied the rights to live freely, practice Judaism, or leave the country due to their religion. Through text, imagery and media, the exhibit will blend compelling personal stories of American Jewish activists and the Soviet Jews who immigrated to America and impacted our society in countless ways.
 
We thank Connecticut Humanities for their support to help us bring this great exhibit here this summer! Connecticut Humanities, a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides opportunities to explore the history, literature and the vibrant culture that make our state, cities and towns attractive places to live and work. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.

For more information, contact Lynn Newman at lnewman@jewishhartford.org or 860-727-6170.

Please note: The Power of Protest exhibit is temporarily not in the Chase Family Gallery, please call the JCC at 860.236.4571 for the latest info before you come to check it out. We’ll keep you updated when we have more information. Sorry for the inconvenience!