Russian Speaking Jews – New Capsule Exhibit

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New immigrant children from the USSR at school in Athlit, Israel, 1970’s. Photo: Leni Sonnenfeld. The Oster Visual Documentation Center, ANU – Museum of the Jewish People, Sonnenfeld collection)

New immigrant children from the USSR at school in Athlit, Israel, 1970’s. Photo: Leni Sonnenfeld. The Oster Visual Documentation Center, ANU – Museum of the Jewish People, Sonnenfeld collection)

Dear friends!

ANU – Museum of Jewish People offers you an opportunity to take part in a capsule exhibit dedicated to Russian-speaking Jews from all around the world. Capsule exhibits represent an alternative format of sharing displays without physical binding to the museum and can be used in other institutions both offline and online. Learn more about capsule exhibits HERE

The purpose of the new exhibition is to show all aspects of what it’s like to self-identify as a Jew with a Russian-speaking background. What is the key to understanding their self-awareness and worldview? Which challenges and dilemmas do they face? To what or who do they relate their origin? The project aims to answer these and many other questions by presenting inspiring personal stories of different kind of personalities.

New immigrants from Russia at the Absorption Terminal in Ben Gurion Airport, Israel, February 1990. Photo: Micha Bar-Am, Israel (Tel Aviv, Micha Bar-Am collection)

New immigrants from Russia at the Absorption Terminal in Ben Gurion Airport, Israel, February 1990. Photo: Micha Bar-Am, Israel (Tel Aviv, Micha Bar-Am collection)

Share your story with us!

Tell us about yourself, your family, where you are from and what do you do both for living and your day-to-day activities. Elaborate on which role does your self-identification as a Russian-speaking Jew play in your life. And most importantly, which object, event in your life or person has formed your connection with the Jewish world and is directly associated with? Write a short story and attach 1-2 pictures of you and what or who identifies your Jewish origin. The picture may include a person from your family or a close friend who helped you to discover your own «Jewish world». It may also include an object from your childhood that you associate with your roots. Finally, it can be a picture of an event or a place that reminds you of who you are.

Note that if you think you are not ready to share such a story yet – please share the opportunity with someone whose story you think could be displayed on the exhibition. Share your story and pictures here.

Thank you!

Young boy, new immigrant from Russia, Israel, 1990. Photo: Doron Bacher, Israel. The Oster Visual Documentation Center, ANU - Museum of the Jewish People

Young boy, new immigrant from Russia, Israel, 1990. Photo: Doron Bacher, Israel. The Oster Visual Documentation Center, ANU – Museum of the Jewish People

Contact:


Chen Saar Cohen

chen.cohen@anumuseum.org.il

03-7457874