NEWS OF THE DAY
By the time the Refuseniks were granted freedom of travel, the UCSJ had been on the front line for over two decades, promoting the Jackson-Vanik Amendment, petitioning the US, Israel and other countries to pressure the Russian government to release the Jews under their thumb. From the beginning, the UCSJ was a loose confederacy of grassroots organizations committed to supporting the Refuseniks and bringing light to their cause. When the wall came tumbling down, the UCSJ restructured their cause and their mission to meet the new circumstances. Since then, the UCSJ has driven the US adoption of the Magnitsky Act, bringing to light the abuse human rights, as well as preserving the historical record and community that so many try to erase.
thousand Dollars Raised
During the last three years alone we support Jewish sites and preserve Jewish heritage in countries of the Former Soviet Union.
Years Serving communities
Throughout the decades the UCSJ has worked to support Soviet Jewry in their changing environments.
Thousand civilians Impacted
On the front lines bringing the plight of refuseniks to the public and then to freedom. Now continuing to safeguard human rights and bringing to light abuse wherever it may be.
“A hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.”
- Felix Adler
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