Our newsletter Spotlight was published from 1965
through 1969. By 1969 it had a distribution of
more than 18,000 copies.
A Handbook for Community Action on
We published three resource books for community
action, each edition with more content and a larger press run than the one
Students and Housewives (1965-1967)
Student involvement, debates and protests, with Dan Goldin.
We sold 415,000 sheets, 50
seals to a sheet, of a postage stamp-sized
seal. Mort Epstein's design became an icon of the Soviet Jewry
Before Our Eyes
Our film on the
historic and present day problems of
Jews in the USSR, with Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, was rented for group showings
(1966 and 1970)
To help develop local leadership we
organized two training conferences, both co-sponsored by
Greeting Cards to Soviet Jews
(1970 and later)
For Passover and Rosh Hashanah
we sold greeting cards to be mailed to
Jews petitioning to leave the the Soviet Union. This people-to-people campaign was then continued
by the Union of Councils for
Freedom Caravan (1971)
caravan that reached out to youngsters in summer camps.
learning groups in
the Soviet Union were helped with textbooks, recorded language
tapes and material for the self-study of Hebrew, and a
two week visit by CBJE
Director Henry Margolis.