The Jews of Ukraine:
A Virtual Tour of Kiev and Odesa
Sunday, June 11
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 Odesa, 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.
Odesa: Most Russian-speaking Jews will name it the 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 EvgeniaEvgenia 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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With your contribution you will also be donating to The Together Plan, a small charity with a big vision - to put Jewish Belarus back on the world map and help isolated Jewish communities find their voice and learn skills for self-development.
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