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  • Jewish Leaders, Elected Officials Stress Soviet Jewry As Summit Issue

    A delegation of American Jewish organizational leaders and New York elected officials, convened here by the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, said that raising the issue of Soviet Jewry with President Reagan was their main goal. The group of about 40 persons gathered here to advocate for the rights of Soviet Jews as Reagan prepares… More ▸

  • Kitty Dukakis Woos Jewish Vote with Phone Appeal for Refusenik

    Kitty Dukakis, Jewish wife of Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Dukakis, arrived on Long Island Monday to woo the New York Jewish vote, two weeks before the delegate-rich state primary on April 19. Last Thursday, the Dukakis for President Committee contacted the Long Island Committee for Soviet Jewry and arranged with the organization’s executive director, Lynn… More ▸

  • Refuseniks to Gather on Children’s Day to Discuss Separated Families

    The plight of separated families will be observed in Moscow by refuseniks on June 1, International Children’s Day. Simultaneous discussion meetings, coordinated by Jewish Women Against Refusal (JEWAR), are planned for that day in the apartments of prominent refuseniks. Families of children under 16 will discuss the problem of Jewish education and their children’s emotional… More ▸

  • Lev and Inna Elbert Hunger Strike Leaves Refusenik Couple Weak and Ill

    Soviet Jewry activists are concerned with the health of refusenik couple Lev and Inna Elbert, who are on the 43rd day of a hunger strike in Moscow to convince the Soviet authorities to allow them to immigrate to Israel. Because of the length of the fast, which is not their first, Inna is reportedly suffering… More ▸

  • Special to the JTA Soviet Jewish Activists Plead Cause of Soviet Jewry at Reykjavik Summit

    Jewish activists and families of refuseniks from a half dozen countries pleaded the cause of refuseniks from a half dozen countries pleaded the cause of Soviet Jewry at the summit meeting here between President Reagan and Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev, October 11-12. They prayed in public and demonstrated peacefully, joined by Icelandic sympathizers and others…. More ▸

  • Soviet Jewish Cancer Victim and Her Husband Receive Exit Visas

    Benjamin and Tanye Bogomolny, a Jewish couple from Moscow, have confirmed that they have received exit visas and expect to leave the Soviet Union within the next two weeks, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned Tuesday. Tanye Bogomolny, 47, has breast cancer and sought permission to undergo treatment in the West, accompanied by her husband. His… More ▸

  • All Day Fast for Soviet Jewry

    Dozens of legislators, joined by relatives of refuseniks and the father of a Hebrew teacher facing trial this week in the Soviet Union, participated in an all-day fast Thursday on behalf of those denied the right to emigrate from Russia. The Congressional prayer and fast vigil, sponsored this year by Rep. Bob Mrazek (D. NY)… More ▸