The Jews of Ukraine:

A Virtual Tour of Kiev and Odessa

Tuesday,  October 25

USA 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET

UK 8:00 pm / France 09:00 pm / Israel 10:00 pm

The talk will last approximately 90 minutes

About this talk

We invite you to visit the heart and the key cities of Ukraine, Kiev and Odessa, and to explore their Jewish Heritage.

Jews have been living in Kiev since the 8th century. Over the years, Kiev was home to Jewish scholars and Rabbis, writers and Zionists, business, cultural and political leaders. Kiev Jewish community has experienced times of amazing prosperity but also of tragic devastation.

Odessa: Most Russian-speaking Jews will name it as a Jewish capital of the former USSR. Jewish Odessa is characterized by its unique sense of humor, Jewish quarters with unusual architecture, Jewish criminal world, the most active Zionist movement, and of course, the story of ships transporting Jews to the land of Israel in the early 1920s.

About Evgenia

Evgenia Kempinski is a Russian Jew born and raised in St. Petersburg. Her family was originally from the Pale of Settlement - Poland, Ukraine and Belorussia. She has been an official St. Petersburg tour guide for over 15 years and she is the founder and owner of St.Petersburg Jewish Tours - a company offering Jewish travelers a unique experience of showcasing the best of the former Soviet Union and Scandinavia from a Jewish point of view. She currently lives in Haifa, Israel,

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