One Million Lobby is the first Israeli public lobby to advocate for a better social, economic, and cultural reality for the 1.2 million RSI

A non-partisan, non-profit NGO based on individual donations and public participation.

One Million Lobby is the first Israeli public lobby to advocate for a better social, economic, and cultural reality for the 1.2 million RSI

A non-partisan, non-profit NGO based on individual donations and public participation.

Israel is home to over 1.2 Million Russian-speaking Israelis (RSI) from the former Soviet Union (FSU) and their families. Even though the Russian-speaking Aliyah has a successful integration story, RSI still face tremendous and unique socio-economic, religious, and cultural challenges. Only 20% of elderly RSI receive a pension, as opposed to 60% of the general elderly population, forcing many to live in poverty. 300,000 RSI can’t get married in Israel because they are not considered Jewish by the Rabbinate and thousands of others are subject to a reassessment of their Jewish status. The history and Jewish heritage of our community isn’t taught in schools and our children are subject to institutional racism and public alienation. 

Our accomplishments so far

United 13 Russian-speaking NGO organizations and published a document detailing our demands from policymakers to address the distresses of RSI

Conducted live talks on social media with 7 political party leaders ahead of the election, with over 120,000 views, in which they addressed solving the main issues affecting RS

Contributed to the expansion of Covid-19 immunization among RSI through dissemination of information in Russian, media interviews, the establishment of an action group that included doctors, scientists and social activists who, among others, assisted the Ministry of Health in recruiting a Russian fake-news monitor. In January only 19% RSI had been vaccinated but by March, thanks to our work, only 24% were not

Featured in over 20 items in the mainstream Hebrew-speaking media on various Russian-speaking topics, including a news article that reached over half a million views on Facebook

Conducted a survey with the Israel Democracy Institute, to map the main difficulties of RSI and prepare a phase B survey, that would delve into the issues of conversion and under-representation in senior positions

Building partnerships with Schusterman Foundation, Genesis Philanthropy Group, San-Francisco Federation and others

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