Kyiv Jewish Forum airs tomorrow
Boris Lozhkin, president of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine, speaking at the 2019 Kyiv Jewish Forum
(photo credit: JEWISH CONFEDERATION OF UKRAINE)
Participants in the conference will engage in a wide variety of fascinating panel discussion.Boris Lozhkin, president of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine, will be opening this year’s Kyiv Jewish Forum, which will be broadcast online September 8 and September 9 in partnership with The Jerusalem Post.
Participants in the conference will engage in a wide variety of fascinating panel discussions, including the legacy of Babyn Yar, the Iranian threat, Jewish leadership in the fight against COVID-19, the state of antisemitism in Ukraine, the durability of the US-Israel alliance, and many other thought-provoking topics.
Lozhkin says that today Ukraine is regarded as the least antisemitic country in Central Europe, and is a much more open and accepting society. “The relationship between Jews and Ukrainians is very tolerant, and it is a safe country for Jews,” he says. “We have seen a renaissance of Jewish life in Ukraine,” says Lozhkin. “The Ukrainian Jewish community is very active. There are many Jewish organizations – both religious and non-religious. There are Jewish centers, Jewish schools, and kosher restaurants.” Lozhkin estimates that the Jewish population of Ukraine today is approximately 200,000.
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