#inthistogether with Natan Sharansky

Meet a Jewish Hero

Don’t let social distancing stop you from having fun while learning something new!  Join a global interactive class with the former Soviet prisoner of Zion, Israeli politician, human rights activist and author, Natan Sharansky.

Learn about the story of Soviet Jewry and Sharansky’s personal journey from 9 years in the Siberian Gulag, where he spent over 400 days in solitary confinement, to his release to a new life in Israel.

Join Unpacked for this class which will also feature a global Kahoot. There’s never been a better time to learn together.

#inthistogether will be streaming live on Zoom and on our YouTube channel.

Natan Sharansky was born in Donetsk, Ukraine in 1948. He was a spokesman for the human rights movement and a leader in the struggle for the right of Soviet Jews to immigrate to Israel. Sharansky was imprisoned in a Soviet Gulag for nine years after requesting permission to make aliya and was released following a massive global campaign by world Jewry and international leaders.

He made aliya on the day of his release and became a politician and leader in Israel. The author of three books, Sharansky remains a champion of the right of all people to live in freedom and believes advancing human rights is critical to world peace and security.

Lomir Zingen a Yiddishe Lied! (Let’s sing a Yiddish song)

Join Neil Alexander, University of Michigan physician and band leader, for a musical journey to into the heart of the Yiddish soul. Leader of the Ann Arbor-based Klezmer Fusion Band (klezmerfusionband.com), Neil grew up in a Yiddish and Hebrew speaking family and occasionally serves as chazzan at his local synagogue, Beth Israel Congregation.

This event time is EST.