Vaad’s News in English

The Vaad of Ukraine declares a resolute protest against the approval by the representatives of Ukraine in the UN of the latest set of anti-Israel resolutions

The votes of the Ukrainian delegation once again cause bewilderment and indignation. We would like to get an explanation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the President of Ukraine: why our UN delegation is against Israel and its allies from among the democratic Western countries, and is acting together with authoritarian regimes, including Russia, which is carrying out the ninth year of aggression against our country and the ninth month of active hostilities aimed at its destruction?

Urgent appeal from Ukrainian civil society representatives to the President of the United States, Joe Biden, on the eve of his meeting with the Russian president

Over the past eight years, the Kremlin leadership has taken considerable visible and covert measures to convince the world of Putin's real intentions to revive the Soviet Evil Empire. This policy is being implemented on the territory of Russia itself, against the civil and human rights of indigenous peoples, as well as against other sovereign states and international organizations.

Head of the Department of Diaspora Affairs at the World Zionist Organization Ms. Gusti Yehoshua-Braverman held an online presentation for Ukrainian audience

On September 8, 2020, guests of the online studio "Limonad" attended the lecture "Israel-Diaspora Relations, one Nation?!" that was presented by the Head of the Department for Diaspora Affairs at the World Zionist Organization Ms. Gusti Yehoshua-Braverman.

Kiev Hebrew Speaking Club opened its fifth season

On September 2, 2020, in a cafe called "KAFFA", the Kiev Hebrew Speaking Club opened its fifth season.

The composition of the Ukrainian delegation to the 38th World Zionist Congress has been formed

The 38th World Zionist Congress will be held in Jerusalem in October 2020. For the second time in the history of independence of our country, a delegation from Ukraine will be represented at the Congress on equal rights with other participating countries.

September 8 – Gusti Yehoshua-Braverman: Israel-Diaspora relations, one Nation?!

Are you interested in politics, Jewish issues and everything related to it, or are you just thinking of spending Tuesday evening learning something new?

08.09.2020 at 19:00 join the on-line meeting " Israel-Diaspora relations, one Nation?!", it will be interesting!

Meeting of moderators of the Hebrew Speaking Clubs “There are Things to Talk about?!”

Over the years of its existence, the project "Hebrew Speaking Clubs “There are Things to Talk about?!” (hereinafter HSC) has come a long way from the idea of space for lovers of conversations in Hebrew to a whole "network" of clubs that are now working in five cities of Ukraine: Kyiv, Chernivtsi, Melitopol, Kharkiv and Lviv. Thus, at the end of the 4th season, the meeting of club moderators became an appropriate «summing up» of the clubs’ activities. 

Elena Zaslavskaya: I have long dreamed of an educational project

Executive Director of the Zionist Federation of Ukraine Elena Zaslavskaya - about the guests and participants of the new on-line project “Limonad” and other projects.

The International conference "Alef-Bet - Zionism" was held in online format


Instead of the planned one-day conference, the international meeting “Alef-Bet-Zionism” has become a series of educational events. Some presentations on various aspects of Zionism were presented online.

Controversies around the Babyn Yar Memorial and Russian money: interview with Yosyf Zissels

A scandal around the Babyn Yar Memorial in Kyiv highlights problems in Ukrainian memory policy and its dependence on external influences. UkraineWorld talked to Yosyf Zissels, one of the leaders of Ukrainian Jewish community, to understand the situation better.

Moses Fishbein passed away

Moses Fishbein was a prominent Ukrainian poet and translator, winner of the Vasyl Stus Prize, a member of the Ukrainian Center of the International PEN Club and the National Union of Writers of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Cultural and Academic Community Has Published an Appeal about the Commemoration of Babyn Yar

Representatives of the Ukrainian cultural and academic community have appealed to President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, and Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko with the demand for the state to take full responsibility for the creation of the Babyn Yar National Memorial Complex.

Poet, translator Moses Fishbein needs help to conduct surgery abroad and further rehabilitation

Poet, translator, member of the Ukrainian PEN Moses Fishbein has been in the hospital in serious condition for the third week. He needs help to conduct surgery abroad and further rehabilitation. To this end, his colleagues at the Ukrainian PEN initiated the fundraising.

Vaad of Ukraine deeply mourns the victims of the terrorist attack at the synagogue of the German city of Halle

Свечи в городе Дессау в память погибших в результате теракта в Галле

The Vaad of Ukraine deeply mourns the victims of the terrorist attack at the synagogue of the German city of Halle in the land of Saxony-Anhalt. The vile attack took place on Yom Kippur, the most holy day for Jews around the world, when even not very observant members of the congregation gather in synagogues for prayer.

Vaad of Ukraine is now on Telegram!

In addition to Facebook, the newsletter and the Youtube channel, we have appeared on Telegram!

Master Program in Jewish Studies at the NaUKMA

The MA in Jewish Studies Program is the first degree in Jewish Studies program in Ukraine. It was launched by the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) together with the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine in 2012 in order to develop academic Jewish Studies in Ukraine. The program is under the management of the NaUKMA Department of History and the Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies. The program aims to train highly skilled professionals in the study of Jewish History and Culture.

Virtual exhibition «Babyn Yar: Memory against History’s Background»

The project was implemented by the Kyiv History Museum and the Public Committee «Babyn Yar», with support from the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance and the Canadian Charity “Ukrainian Jewish Encounter Initiative”.

A Letter of Concern by Ukrainian Historians Regarding the Plans to Construct the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center

On September 28, 2016, during the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Babyn Yar tragedy in Kyiv a plan was announced to create Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center. The project was initiated by Russian billionaires of Ukrainian descent Pavlo Fuks, Mykhaylo Fridman, Herman Khan and a Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Pinchuk.

Charity campaign Hope4Hanukkah took place in Ukraine for the fifth time

Hanukkah is the festival of victory of light over darkness. The celebration of hope’s greatness in times of despair. Every year in UUJS and ACF 2U we strive to bring light and hope into the homes and hearts.   


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