Opening the Gates: Celebrating 25 Years Since the Exodus of Soviet Jewry

A traveling exhibit showcasing the last 25 years of post-Soviet Jewish life in the State of Israel opened today at the annual NYC Jerusalem Post Conference. The project – organized jointly by The Jerusalem Post and Limmud FSU – traces the journeys of contemporary Russian Jews: from life in the Soviet Union to their release, their arrival in Israel and finally setting down new-old roots in the country.

The video includes a number of well-known individuals speaking about the exhibit: General “Gabi” Ashkenazi (ret), Sandra Cahn, Chaim Chesler, Meir Dagan, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Ronit Hasin-Hochman, MK Yair Lapid, Ronald Lauder, Steve Linde, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Natan Sharansky, MK Yuval Steinitz and Efi Stenzler.

Video by Eli Mandelbaum