Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov      

+972 52 221 7873

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Designed by Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov 2019 


You can apply for a grant by teaching your students 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.

Take a photo or video of the lesson, write a short assay 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 April 20th, 2020



Live online broadcast of the drawing: Sunday, May 10, 2020, 10am EST

on our facebook page Soviet Jewry Struggle



An Israeli filmmaker. Known for her award-winning documentary

"Operation Wedding", about her parents escape attempt from the USSR - an event that kickstarted the movement to Free Soviet Jewry. 

Anat studied filmmaking at the prestigious London Film School in England. 

She had co-directed and created the online educational Refusenik Project, along with The Lookstein Center of

Bar-Ilan University in 2018.  

Anat is now developing a production for a feature film based on her father's book "Prison Diaries" and her documentary "Operation Wedding".

A Silicon Valley High Tech executive and Soviet Jewry activist leader.

  • President of the South Peninsula Hebrew Day School.

  • President of  the New England Student Struggle for Soviet Jews.

  • National Vice President of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry.

  • Co-founder of Boston's Action for Soviet Jewry.

  • President of the Bay Area Council for Soviet Jews.

  • National President of the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews.


Fiscal Sponsor:

Jewish LearningWorks

501(c)(3) EIN 94-1167406 

Jewish LearningWorks is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation located in San Francisco, California. JLW advances Jewish learning that enriches lives, and that enables

the learner to flourish as a human being and as a Jew. 

For over 100 years, JLW has served

as an essential foundation for Jewish
education in the Bay Area.



  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 to us 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:

Elementary schoolMiddle School High school

Interactive History * Jewish Holidays * Summer camps * Movies *Arts & Music Social Action * Drama   


  1. Applications must be received before the deadline: 11PM EST April 20, 2020

  2. You can apply multiple times. Each lesson you teach 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.

the times of israel refusenik project an


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