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You can apply for a grant by teaching your students (in a class or online) at least one lesson about the Soviet Jewry Struggle for Freedom, using the many free lessons from The Refusenik Project website or create your own.

* For a list of available lessons that can be taught ONLINE press HERE

To apply: take a photo or video of the lesson (or of the zoom/skype screen with your students), write a short essay about it, and apply for a chance to win grants of $1,000, $700 or $300.

The check will be issued by Jewish LearningWorks.

Submissions are now open until June 4th, 2020

Live online broadcast of the drawing: Sunday, June 7th, 2020, 10am EST

on our facebook page Soviet Jewry Struggle  facebook.com/sovietjewry

* We will post the results on the website and also send it to those registered.


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The Refusenik Exodus From Slavery to Freedom United the Jewish World and Brought Down the Soviet Union


  1. Part-time or full time educator, in an educational institute or school, from elementary school up to a university. Jewish Camps or Scouts programs are included.

  2. Winning applicants must submit a USA invoice and will receive an IRS Form 1099 from Jewish Learningworks.


  1. You biography, up to 100 words 

  2. Proof that they are an educator.

  3. Videos from the lesson or activity and/or 2-3 photographs from or after the lesson.

  4. A short essay (up to 500 words) about the lesson, and the students responses.

  5. A release form for the students in the video/photos must be properly completed.

  6. Languages: you can submit in English or Hebrew.

You can teach any lesson you choose, as long as it's about the Soviet Jewry Struggle for Aliyah.  

We recommend using the free lessons and activities resources of the Refusenik Project:      



  1. Applications must be received before the deadline: 11PM EST June 4th, 2020

  2. You can apply multiple times. Each lesson you teach/taught during 2019-2020 (different students or a different lesson) will be considered as one application. Increase your chance to win by submitting 2 applications!

  3. Any form of anti-Semitism or anti-Israel statements will disqualify an application.



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