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The map “Jews of Ukraine” Jew.Today

The map “Jews of Ukraine” is an interactive service that help you to find complete information about any Jewish organization in Ukraine.

We collected information about Jewish communities, charitable foundations, educational institutions, sights, and kosher restaurants in one place.

The service is simple and easy: in addition to the information component, the site contains new photos and relevant contacts of any Jewish "point" of Ukraine.

The map "Jews of Ukraine" is constantly updated with new objects. You can also take part in this by clicking the "Add Organization" button.

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Contact-center 910

910 is the unified Jewish number of Ukraine. The contact center will provide you with free information dedicated to:

  • Location of Jewish communities and organizations in Ukraine.
  • Jewish traditions and customs, Jewish way of life, repatriation issues, and help in restoring Jewish roots.

And also you could receive free:

  • Primary legal aid.
  • Psychological help.

The contact center assists in cases of anti-Semitism manifestations and helps to contact emergency services.

The task of the contact center is to answer the questions of the Jew who applied for help completely and quickly. Aim of 910 is to be a unified reference bureau for all Jews of Ukraine.

*Participants of the Program "Jews of Ukraine" are provided with free concierge service (help with taxi ordering, hotel and train tickets booking, ordering kosher food and necessary medicines).

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UJCU

Our tasks

  1. To unite Jews of Ukraine in common information space and around the Jewish way of life, knowledge and traditions
  2. Be an organization that represents the interests of the Jewish community of Ukraine in the world
  3. To help every Jew in Ukraine in his social, cultural and everyday life
  4. To intensify Jewish communities’ activities through our projects implementation

The program "Jews of Ukraine", created by the United Jewish Community of Ukraine in 2014, includes a free concierge service: taxi ordering, booking hotels and train tickets, ordering kosher food and necessary medicines

The United Jewish Community of Ukraine provides regular financial assistance to 16 thousands of Jews-victims of Nazism, veterans of the Second World War and veterans' widows, children of war, ghetto prisoners

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Jewish magazine U-Jew!

U-Jew! is an online magazine for a wide audience, in which the world is represented by Jewish eyes: psychology on the basis of the Torah, Jewish business, history, traditions and many other topics.

The magazine is devoted to Jewish life and is created by Jews and for Jews to show the advantages of respecting the Jewish traditions.

The editors create cognitive content for those who are interested in the Jewish way of life. Materials are given in an easy and accessible way, explaining the basics and fundamental concepts in a simple and understandable language.

The magazine contains more than 4000 articles. Weekly, publications' PDF-edition, dedicated to the topic of the week, is available for download.

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Communities

The United Jewish Community of Ukraine cooperates with various Jewish organizations of different levels: the communities of Ukraine, charitable foundations and public organizations, international associations.

The goal of cooperation is to conduct joint events, actions, projects aimed at uniting all Jewish organizations.

The United Jewish Community of Ukraine created an interactive map “Jews of Ukraine”, which contains information about all Jewish organizations in Ukraine, including contact details, current photos, as well as the history of creation and activities of the organization. Information about any Jewish “point” of Ukraine is collected in one place. Each Jewish organization can add information about its work to the map “Jews of Ukraine” and become part of the UJCU's common informational space.

Website of Jewish news covers the activities of Jewish organizations in Ukraine: major events, ongoing projects and development directions. Also, the news portal informs about the events taking place in the Jewish communities of Ukraine, their achievements and successes.

Any Jewish organization or community can receive informational assistance by contacting the Jewish Number of Ukraine - 910: information about program “Jews of Ukraine” , advice on the subject of interest, as well as any reference services.

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Jewish news

The most visited Jewish news website in Ukraine. Its monthly audience is more than 400 000 people.

The task of JewishNews is the operational publication of topical news of the Jewish world. Covering the Ukrainian news, the website's editorial office compares the situation in Ukraine with Israel, focusing on the successes of the Israel on resonant issues for Ukraine.

Our mission is to highlight the current events of the Jewish world in such way to make it interesting for everyone.

News website JewishNews doesn’t pursue commercial goals and works on donations. That is why we have one more advantage - no advertising.

Our motto

We are not engaged in Jewry, we care about Jews

Our goal
Revival and development of Jewish way of life in Ukraine, expansion and strengthening of connections between Jewish communities, organizations and public associations.
Our mission
To implement the possibilities of everyone by the admission to the Jewish way of life.
What is done
24 000 000 UAH
Distributed as a charitable aid
More than 16 000 Jews
Receive regular financial assistance
17 000 kg of matzah
Was send to Jewish families on Pesach 2018
500 000 users
are the monthly audience of UJCU's Internet resources
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* Вартість 1 хвилини розмови за коротким номером 910 є безкоштовною. Послуга надається абонентам всіх національних GSM операторів. Тільки для повнолітніх. Технічна підтримка: (044) 536-910 з пн.-пт. з 9:00 до 18:00. ВСЄГО «ОБ'ЄДНАНА ЄВРЕЙСЬКА ОБЩИНА УКРАЇНИ», 01042, м. Київ, вул. Філатова, буд. 2/1 д, кв. 7
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Igor Kolomoisky

President of United Jewish Community of Ukraine

Igor Kolomoisky was born on February 13, 1963 (19 Shvat 5723) in Dnepropetrovsk.

Member of Board of Trustees of the Dnepr Jewish community.

In 2008 in Kiev at the fifth congress of United Jewish Community of Ukraine he was elected as a president of UJCU.

In 2010 Igor Kolomoisky was chosen as a head of The European Jewish Council.

He is maecenas of the largest in the world Jewish center “Menora” (Dnepr city) and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” – the third largest dedicated to the Holocaust memorial сomplex in the world.

Michael Tkach

Head of United Jewish Community of Ukraine

Michael Tkach was born on January 19, 1959 (10 Shvat 5719) in Dnepropetrovsk.

Board of Trustees' member of the Jewish community of Dnepr..

Has been appointed as a Head of United Jewish Community of Ukraine in December 2014.

Initiator of the creation of the program "Jews of Ukraine", thanks to which 14 000 victims of Nazism receive financial assistance regularly.

In 2018, Mihael Tkach reorganized the work of UJCU and created the Unified Project Management Center of the Community.

Michael Tkach - Head of the Jewish community of Ukraine lighted the seventh candle of Hanukia

The head of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine, Michael Tkach, took part in the solemn ceremony of lighting the candle of the main Hanukia in Dnepr. Michael Tkach was honored to light the seventh candle of the Hanukia lamp.

The ceremony took place on December 8 at 5:45 pm in «Menorah», the world largest Jewish center, at the intersection of the main galleries of the building. Before the solemn lighting of the seventh candle, all the guests of the event were treated with a traditional festive dish - donuts.

The ceremony was titled by the speech of Shmuel Kaminetsky, Chief Rabbi of Dnepr and the region, who told about the significance of the seventh candle and introduced Michael Tkach.

Before lighting a candle, Michael Tkach read traditional Jewish prayers, and also made a solemn speech, noting that he congratulated Jews on Hanukkah on behalf of the President of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine Igor Kolomoisky.

“Friends, this week we are starting to celebrate a wonderful holiday - Hanukkah. Everyone remembers that the main "culprit" of the holiday was originally the conflict between the Greeks and the Jews - in fact, the conflict of worldviews, ideologies, civilizations. And it ended with the victory of the Jews.

On this holiday, I want to wish all of us, friends, mutual understanding and peace. May the prophecy of Yeshayahu be fulfilled in the nearest future: “Nations will not take up the sword against other nations, and they will never again train for war”.

- said the head of the UJCU.

The event was attended by a large number of Jews from Dnepr and the region, guests of the city, as well as honorary members of the Jewish community.

Michael Tkach is the head of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine, which main office is located in the city of Dnepr. The organization focuses its activities on uniting all Ukrainian Jews, providing them with financial assistance and disseminating information about the Jewish way of life, knowledge and traditions.

MICHAEL TKACH HEAD OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF UKRAIN CONGRATULATED ALL WITH HANUKKAH

Friends, we are starting celebration of wonderful holiday Hanukkah this week. Everyone remembers that the conflict between the Greeks and the Jews was the main “causer” of the holiday. In fact, it was the conflict of worldviews, ideologies, civilizations. And it ended with the victory of the Jews. People who follow the news, could remember recent grandiose scandal which turned around the leading Israeli airline El Al. Briefly, its essence: the board could not take off in time from the USA, and cannot land in Israel before Shabbat. Outraged passengers, who had not been informed about delay, demanded landing at the nearest airport. It turned out to be Athens airport. Small local community helped to meet unexpected guests worthily. To the question of Jews, how can they thank the Athenians, the answer was: “We have been gathering money for a mikvah, so any small amount can bring our goal closer”.

Athenian Jews were very surprised: after Shabbat the amount collected was enough to build a mikvah now!

Talmud says that the first building, which community have to build, is not even synagogue, but a mikvah. Today there are synagogues even where there are no Jews, and the mikvah is the main attribute of the turbulent Jewish life, a symbol of millennial traditions. And so, on the eve of Hanukkah, in the very heart of Greece, an unexpected opportunity arises to say out loud: we are, we live, we are the same as thousands of years ago.

It can be considered a coincidence, but it also can be considered like very symbolic Hanukkah miracle.With all my heart I congratulate you with the Сelebration of Victory Day!

In my opinion, symbolism lies in the fact, that Greeks, who personifying all greco-roman civilization, and Jews can live together peacefully and treat each other with mutual respect. Even if these are not the same Greeks, and we had come a long way too, but on this path we all have learned a lot. And I want to wish all of us, friends, mutual understanding and peace on this holiday.

May the prophecy of Yeshayahu be fulfilled in the nearest future: “Nations will not take up the sword against other nations, and they will never again train for war”.

Chag Chanukah Sameach!

Congratulations of the Head of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine on Yom Kippur

Dear friends!

A day that is coming has a special holiness. It is Yom Kippur. On this day, God seals the Book, in which the fate of each of us is recorded in the coming year. It is also called the Day of Judgment, but this is not entirely true. The correct translation of the words "Yom Kippur" is the Day of Atonement. And this means that this day has the power to atone for all our sins, we only have to repent of them sincerely.

But there is one important nuance. Any repentance before God will not work if you have hurt another person, your neighbor. Therefore, before the most important day of the Jewish calendar, step over the pride, and be sure to ask forgiveness from everyone you could offend, even if you did it unconsciously. In turn, do not keep evil on your offenders, and if a person comes to apologize, do not push him.

«Do not do to another what you would not want for yourself. This is the whole Torah, the rest is just comments», - said one of the greatest Jewish sages, Rabbi Hillel. God loves us as his children, and if He sees that we also treat one another, then He will certainly forgive our sins before Himself.

I wish that all of you and your families received a good record in the Book of Life. And on Yom Kippur this record will be sealed. And, of course, wish you an easy fast!

Gmar Chatimah Tova!

Yours faithfully,
head of the United
Jewish Community of Ukraine

Michael Tkach

Congratulations of Michael Tkach on Sukkot holiday

Dear friends!

The Sukkot holiday is a special holiday. It differs from other Jewish holidays because it matters not only for the Jews, but for the whole world. We remember from the Torah that 70 sacrifices were made only on Sukkot in the Temple in Jerusalem, one for each nation of the world (the other nations are considered to be the offshoots of these 70). According to the prophet Zechariah, in the future, in the time of Moshiach, Jews and non-Jews will sit together in the sukkah.

In Sukkot we have many commandments related to nature. We live in huts, we take into the hands 4 species of plants, in the time of the Temple water was poured on the altar. The most famous rabbi of Israel, Abraham Cook, said that Jews are very cautious with nature, because of the numerous pagan cults associated with it. But there is a great holiness in the nature, and non-Jews are much more susceptible to this holiness. Jews are drawn to holiness, which is above nature, over the material world.

And then comes the day when we all unite: Jews and non-Jews, materiality and spirituality. I wish all of you peace in the new year, let we all enjoy life and the great blessings that the Creator sends to each of us. "They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will no longer take up the sword against nation, nor train again for war," said the prophet Yeshayahu. Let us all be honored to see this time! Happy holiday, friends!

Yours faithfully,

Head of the United Jewish community of Ukraine

Michael Tkach