Jewish Council Plans to See Moiseyev Manager on Russ Jews During D.c. Visit
Menu JTA Search

Jewish Council Plans to See Moiseyev Manager on Russ Jews During D.c. Visit

Download PDF for this date

The Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington is planning to confer on the question of Soviet Jewry with the manager of the Moiseyev Ballet during the Soviet troupe’s stay here Sept. 23 and 24. The company will perform in Constitution Hall on each of those dates. The Council will distribute leaflets to attendees, praising the American-Soviet cultural exchange program but stressing that Soviet Jews “are subjected by the Soviet government to cultural, religious and personal oppression,” it was announced by Council president Seymour D. Wolf. “We will express our hope,” he said, “that the dancers will bring back to their government the message of moral outrage of the American public against these oppressions.” Mr. Wolf added that the Council’s “carefully planned” activities in connection with the troupe’s presence here “constitute a responsible, organized Jewish approach to the performance of the ballet.” He expressed his “fervent hope” that there not be “irresponsible actions” by individuals that would “jeopardize the cultural exchange program and impair the slow but significant progress which has been made with reference to the Soviet Jewry problem.”

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund