Communities of the Past:

 A Virtual Tour of Ukrainian Shtetls

Sunday, June 16

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

UK 8:00 pm / France 9:00 pm / Israel 10:00 pm

The talk will last approximately 90 minutes

About this talk

After having visited the main cities of Ukraine, in this fourth part of our Jewish Ukraine series we will explore the shtetls of Berdichev, Chernowitz, Vizhnitsa, Hotin, Medzhibozh, Minkovtsy, Murapha, Husyatin, and Chortkiv, symbols of a bygone era in Jewish history.

Uncover the stories and memories embedded in the cobblestone streets of these towns, once vibrant hubs of Jewish life. Delve into the heart of these now lost communities, exploring the architectural wonders of synagogues and private homes. Learn about the bonds that connected neighbors, the celebrations that echoed through the streets, the challenges they faced, and the resilience that allowed them to navigate through turbulent times. 

Join us on this virtual expedition to resurrect the past and honor the legacy of Jewish life in Ukrainian shtetls. Let us bridge the gap between generations and weave together the threads of a remarkable heritage.

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.

With your contribution you will also be donating to The Together Plan, a small charity with a big vision - to put Jewish Belarus and Ukraine back on the world map and help isolated Jewish communities find their voice and learn skills for self-development.