Novy God with the National Library of Israel


It was the only acceptable public, non-religious (and non-communist) celebration in Soviet Russia. But for the more than 1 million Russian Jews in Israel who still celebrate the secular holiday of Novy God, it has been a complex and gradual process to be accepted in mainstream Israeli culture, a process that includes shedding stereotypes and misconceptions. 

In this webinar Soviet Jewry: From “Let My People Go” to Generation 1.5, we learn what Novy God symbolizes and how it is celebrated - and delve into the story of Soviet Jewry, exploring the values of solidarity and freedom that are so central to this chapter of our history.  We also explore how posters present us with a strong image and message, and aim to catch our attention and evoke emotion. 



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