RJCF 5th Annual Charity Ball
Sunday, October 18th, 2009
The 5th Anniversary Charity Ball, 2009

Lombardo's, Randolph, MA
Doors open at 5:30pm

Video: Refusniks 1970 - Samoletchiki

Ruth Wisse   Keynote speaker

  Ruth Wisse
  Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University
  Recipient of 2007 National Humanities Medal
View the keynote speech on YouTube
  (Read about Ruth Wisse here)

RJCF is proud to honor the 2009 Award recipients:

  The Soviet Jewry Freedom Award

  Samoletchiki Heroic Refuseniks
  Who captured world attention in June 1970 by Attempting to Escape the USSR in protest of its treatment of Soviet Jews.
  (Read about them in Russian here and here)

Yuri Federov, Israel Zalmonson, Wolf Zalmonson, Anatoli Altman, Boris Penson

  The Soviet Jewry Freedom Award

Sen. Tilman Bishop Jerry Kopel "The Committee to Free the Leningrad Three."
Please read how the last three samoletchiks were released from a prison:

Sen. Tilman
"Tillie" Bishop (R) (ret)
Rep. Gerald (Jerry) Kopel (D) (ret)

Naakh Vysoky   Community Leadership Award

  Naakh Vysoky
  Community Leader & Founder of the Israel Committee for Russian Jewish Pensioners

Directions to Ball

6 Billings Street,
Randolph, MA



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