Happy Hanukkah and a joyous holiday season to all of our supporters!
While almost every Jewish person in the world today can freely celebrate Hanukkah, there are many who don’t. With the Soviet Union now defeated, many of the Jews that came from there don’t celebrate this holiday or any other. They have lost their connection to and do not take pride in their rich Jewish heritage. They don’t know that it’s a holiday celebrating the victory of the Jewish people over the Greeks who were restricting their right to practice Judaism. Not unlike the fight to leave the Soviet Union to be allowed to practice Judaism and live in freedom, this was a war that few thought we could win — a cycle that has repeated many times over the course of our history.
We want to thank everyone who has supported the film this year and has helped make this project possible. We continue to gather funds for post-production, and remain dedicated to finishing the film in the next few months. We are still accepting donations through the International Documentary Association, and appreciate you all spreading the word as much as you can. Every Facebook post and every tweet is one more chance to reach another person whose life might be affected by this film.