Israel, the US, & Soviet Jewry

The course focuses on main Jewish-related events in Israeli, American, and Soviet life and discusses their interconnection. The topics that will be covered include the impact of the Bolshevik revolution on Jews in the United States and Palestine, the participation of American Jewish organizations in Soviet Jewish projects in the 1920s and 1930s, the international links of the Soviet Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, and the movement for Soviet Jewish emigration. Special attention will be paid to the Cold War period, particularly to the activities of the “triangle”: Jewish activists in the Soviet Union, Israel, and the United States.

Course Information



3 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

Gennady Estraikh
W: 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM KJCC 109