Introduction to The Soviet Jewry Struggle for Freedom
A variety of lesson plans and activities available below. You can teach one lesson or teach a learning unit using our recommendations.
There are different lessons in Hebrew and in English, due to different material available (books, videos etc). The Hebrew lessons are available HERE
History learning unit - Soviet Jewry Struggle
Civic learning unit - Soviet Jewry Struggle
Next Year In... Moscow ? - The Red Haggadah
Film screening & discussion – Operation Wedding documentary
Slideshow and writing exercise: Jewish holidays behind the Iron Curtain
Sharansky's matzah in Soviet Solitary confinement
1948: The Need For A Jewish State (Golda Meir's visit in Moscow on Rosh HaShana)
The longing for Zion - songs, videos and discussions
Sing in Hebrew, “Blue and White are the colors of my land"
Activity: Present & Protest: get inspired by creative and non-violent 70's protests
Calculated Discussion: Permission To Leave Paradise
Read & discuss: 13 year old against the KGB (short story)
Crash Course- Refuseniks: Let My People Go!
Watch & Discuss: Freeing Russian Jewry, The Refuseniks
Protesting in the time of Soviet Jewry
Power of Protest - the movement to free Soviet Jewry
The growth of the communist regime in George Orwell's "Animal Farm"
Interpretation of paintings and posters on a Jewish struggle in the USSR
The Refuseniks and Operation Wedding
The Secrets of Israel -Slideshow & guided discussion
Crossword: Struggle to Free Soviet Jewry
Summary activity - between the lines
Women of the Refuseniks - video & discussion