Si Frumkin appeared on a number of TV and radio shows and has contributed articles to countless magazines and newspapers. Si Frumkin taught a number of college level courses on Eastern Europe, Jewish history, and the Middle East. In Los Angeles Si Frumkin worked closely with Zev Yaroslavsky who was SCCSJ executive director for 5 years and who headed the Calif. Students for Soviet Jews before being elected to L.A. City Council, and in 1995 to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
Si Frumkin is currently the associate editor and columnist for the California-based Russian-language weekly 'Panorama', as well as a free-lance contributor to a number of national and international publications Si Frumkin founded the Southern California Council for Soviet Jews - an independent activist organization
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SCCSJ NEWS Los Angeles Panorama. Si Frumkin lives now in Los Angeles Si Frumkin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews. Si Frumkin had been appointed to the L.A. City Human Relations Commission in 1993, and in 2002 to the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Board.

Life Time Achievement Award is presented to Si Frumkin

Ella Frumkin, Director of Southern California Council of Soviet Jews, Ella Frumkin and Baruch Cohonwas invited to a Weekend Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and Their Families on December 18, 2009 – December 20, 2009 in Las Vegas. The generous Host and Organizer Mr. Eugene Lebovitz together with outstanding activist Renee Firestone presented Life Time Achievement Award to Si Frumkin.

“Si Frumkin was one of the true heroes of our time. He was a brave visionary in the struggle for Soviet Jewry who inspired thousands of people, Jews and Christians, Ella Frumkin and Baruch Cohon to stand up for oppressed Jews in the former Soviet Union. Si took the slogan “Never Again!” very seriously, and he forced the rest of the Jewish Community to live up to their promises and obligations. Thousands of Former Soviet Jews owe their freedom to Si Frumkin. May his memory be a blessing and inspiration for all of us!”

In Loving Memory of SI FRUMKIN
NOVEMBER 5, 1930 – MAY 15, 2009

From Celebration of the Generations 2009.

Ella Frumkin and Baruch Cohon  Ella frumkin is expressing her gratitude for the award

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"Apassionata, Book of Si"

The book "Holocost DID Happen" IS HERE!! The book contains life stories of Holocaust Survivors from the former Soviet Union.  The originla was published in Russian. It has been translated into English thanks to generous donation of Mr. David Zimberg. Now the book is in the final prepublication stage.  A very talented young man Joseph Goltsev volunteered to do the proofreading of the book.

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Si Frumkin publishes Graffiti for Intellectuals - a biweekely newsletter.
home of Si Frumkin website In 1989 Si Frumkin participated in the first-ever Union of Councils meeting in the Soviet Union, visited several cities, and met hundreds of Soviet Jewish activists.
Si Frumkin Newsletters Si Frumkin co-founded and served as president of the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews that became the largest independent Soviet Jewry organization with over 100,000 members in more than 40 cities.
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Candlelight Walk for the Soviet Jews in Los Angeles in December 1969.
Si Frumkin has been very involved in legislation and campaigns dealing with restitution to Holocaust survivors worldwide