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Recommendation letter from the President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia

Rabbi Alexander Moiseyevich Boroda

"The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FCJR) expresses its support for the Maalot Association in the project implementation of "The Heritage Center for Soviet Jewry... FCJR will provide comprehensive support in the implementation of this important international project."

Recommendation letter from the former Knesset speaker 

Yuli Yoel Edelstein

"I was delighted to hear of the initiative to establish a Soviet Jewry heritage center, and I would like to congratulate my friend David Schechter on his action as an initiator of the project..."

Recommendation letter from former The Jewish Agency chairman 

Natan Sharansky

"I welcome the initiative to establish a center for Soviet Jewish heritage in Israel. The complex and dramatic story of Soviet Jewry represents a significant aspect of the history of the Jewish people, and is a global symbol of the struggle for human dignity and liberty..."

Recommendation letter from the former  Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Minister of Environmental Protection

Ze'ev Elkin

"I would like to congratulate Maalot on the initiative to establish the Center for the Heritage of Soviet Jewry in Israel. Beyond being fascinating in its own right, the story of Soviet Jewry bears an important universal lesson - there is no freedom without identity..."

Recommendation letter from the Director of the David Baazov Museum of History of the Jews of Georgia and Georgian-Jewish relations

Professor Givi Gambashidze 

"The historical value and cultural significance of the project, which tells the story of one of the largest and most diverse Jewish communities in modern Israel, is obvious."
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