Washington, D.C., 1983 -- Rep. Steve Bartlett (R-Tx.), co-chairman of the 98th Congressional Class for Soviet Jewry, greets Rep. Connie Mack (R-Il.), at the group's inaugural Reception and Briefing, coordinated by the National Conference on Soviet Jewry (NCSJ). Looking on are (L) Rep. Mel Levine (D-Ca.), 98th Congressional Class for Soviet Jewry co-chairman, and (R) Jerry Goodman, NCSJ Executive Director. Reps. Bartlett and Levine co-hosted the event, attended by newly elected members of the House and NCSJ Executive Committee members. The Congressional Class for Soviet Jewry is organized in association with the National Conference on Soviet Jewry to help facilitate Congressional involvement on behalf of the Jewish minority in the USSR. It includes 77 Members of Congress, out of 80 newly elected to the House of Representatives.