The One Million Lobby strives to influence decision makers in safeguarding economic security, equal religious and civil rights, and proper educational and cultural representation for 1.2 million Israelis from the former Soviet Union and their families.

The formation of the One Million Lobby community is the result of collaboration between the Lobby and the Sapir Center and is aimed at Russian-speaking Israelis who are 1 st or 2 nd generation immigrants aged between 20-45.

The goal is to create a community of young Russian-speaking Israelis. The community addresses Russian-Israeli culture and identity and studies the unknown story and legacy of Soviet Jewry. Belonging to the community is the way to progress from an individual personal story to a sense of belonging to a group with a common identity.

The program includes study workshops and discussion of the history, culture, literature, and customs of Soviet Jews, and the celebration of holidays in the festive spirit in which they were celebrated there, with a connection to contemporary Israeli society (including ‘Purim Spiel’, VE Day – May 9, Novy God and others).

Target Audience

Young Russian-speaking Israelis aged between 20-45 who are not currently engaged in their Russian identity or culture.