Judaism

  • 22 January 2020, 10:50 | UGCC | 

    Chief rabbi of Ukraine asks Yad Vashem to recognize Andrey Sheptytsky as Righteous Among the Nations

    On January 21, chief Rabbi of Ukraine Moshe Reuven Asman sent a letter to the head of the Yad Vashem Institute of Israel, requesting that on the eve of the International Holocaust memorial Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, UGCC Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky be awarded the title of "Righteous Among the Nations". Therefore, to restore historical justice with respect to this figure. The chief Rabbi announced this on his Facebook page and published a letter.

  • 23 December 2019, 13:07 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    PACE urges to preserve ancient synagogues of Europe, in particular, in Ukraine

    The Council of Europe (COE) demands that states pay more attention to destroyed Jewish synagogues. This was reported on December 22 by the Times of Israel with reference to the Appeal of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of CE, which was published in October 2019.

  • 22 December 2019, 11:36 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Jews to celebrate Нanukkah

    Jews celebrate the feast of fire, light, joy and fun Hanukkah on the 25th day of the month Kislev. This year's celebration starts on December 22 in the evening. Hanukkah is celebrated throughout 8 days. Hanukkah is not a shrine feast but a historical one, it is not referred to in the Holy Scripture, although it has been observed by Jews and has become a tradition.

  • 11 November 2019, 13:28 | Judaism | 

    Synagogue of Bila Tserkva to be returned to the Jewish community

    Previously, the city authorities confirmed their participation in this process.

  • 21 October 2019, 10:48 | Judaism | 

    Gravestones from Jewish cemetery found in Chop

    Recently, four gravestones from the Jewish cemetery were found in a private yard in Chop in Transcarpathia. They were found by the owners, who a few years ago bought a house on Tysova street and now doing repairs.

  • 15 October 2019, 16:16 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    The jews celebrate the Feast of the tabernacle, Sukkot

    The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot, in 2019 began at sundown on Sunday, October 13, and ends at nightfall October 20. Starting on the 15th day of Tishri, Sukkot is usually translated as Feast of Tabernacles, although the word itself is from sukkah, the name of the shacks farmers would live in during harvest.

  • 10 October 2019, 12:11 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | view video | 

    Transcarpathia wants to preserve one of the oldest synagogues in Western Ukraine

    The synagogue, constructed in 1705, is located in Tyachiv region. The last century significantly and negatively influenced the fate of the shrine. However, the community of Vilkhivtsi intends to give the building a new life.

  • 29 September 2019, 11:31 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Jews celebrate the News Year 5780 - Rosh Hashanah

    Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew, literally the “Head of Year”) is the Jewish New Year celebrated on the first and second days of the month of Tishri according to the Jewish calendar (September-October). This year Jews mark this holiday on September 29- October 1. This day the countdown of the Jewish new year 5780 begins.

  • 26 September 2019, 12:50 | Judaism | 

    Zelensky sets a commission to deal with corruption in Uman hampering the construction of the synagogue

    Uman, where the grave of Rabbi Nachman is located, is the most important religious center for Bratslav Hasidim. Tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims come here every year. A few days before Rosh Hashanah, a historic event took place in the city.

  • 26 September 2019, 11:49 | Judaism | 

    Almost 7.5 thousand Hasidim arrived in Ukraine

    Hasidic pilgrims continue to arrive in Ukraine to celebrate the Jewish New year, almost 7.5 thousand pilgrims have arrived in Ukraine so far.

  • 24 September 2019, 10:13 | Judaism | 

    550 law enforcement officers to ensure security in Uman during the Jewish New Year celebrations

    Over 550 police officers were deployed in Uman to monitor the public order during the Jewish new year Rosh Hashanah.

  • 19 September 2019, 09:24 | Judaism | 

    First Hasidic pilgrims already arrived in Ukraine

    229 Hasidic pilgrims have already arrived in Ukraine to celebrate the Jewish New year Rosh Hashanah. This was stated by the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, 112 channel reports.

  • 3 September 2019, 10:47 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    40 thousand Hasidic pilgrims are expected to arrive in Ukraine

    Nearly 40 thousand Hasidic pilgrims are exected to arrive in Ukraine at the end of September to celebrate the Jewish New year Rosh Hashanah in Uman

  • 26 August 2019, 09:39 | Judaism | 

    30,000 Hasidic pilgrims expected to arrive in Uman

    Preparations for the mass arrival of Hasidic pilgrims, which is expected in September-October this year, have started in the city of Uman. According to forecasts, more than 30,000 pilgrims are going to attend the celebration of Rosh Hashana at the grave of Rabbi Nachman, infomist.ck.ua reports.

  • 22 August 2019, 08:57 | National religious question | 

    UGCC Patriarch, OCU Primate and Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine opened in Sambir Memorial of WWII Victims

    In Sambir, Lviv region on August 21, the ceremony of unveiling of the 'Remember' memorial complex that commemorates the victims of the Second World War in Ukraine was held. A memorial cross for the OUN–UPA soldiers victims of Nazism was blessed at a former Jewish cemetery.

  • 15 August 2019, 12:17 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    The first synagogue on wheels set off from Dnipro

    The Third all-Ukrainian Expedition of Mitzvah Tanks has begun in Dnipro - a special project of mobile synagogues, which is organized in Ukraine by a group of young messengers of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, sons of Ukrainian communities rabbis. It is reported on the site of the Dnipro Jewish community.

  • 26 July 2019, 13:02 | Judaism | 

    Barbarian repair of Great Choral Synagogue in Bila Tserkva Suspended

    The Jewish community of Ukraine represented by Chief Rabbi of Ukraine and Kyiv Moshe Reuven Azman complained to the authorities of Bila Tserkva about unskilled and barbaric actions of repair workers who destroy the historical shape of the building of the Big Choral Synagogue.

  • 8 July 2019, 13:53 | Judaism | 

    Restored choral synagogue of Drohobych receives Torah scroll

    A ceremony of bringing a Torah scroll into a choral synagogue -- restored a year ago -- took place in Drohobych, Lviv region.

  • 19 June 2019, 13:41 | Judaism | 

    Traditional Orthodox Jewish synagogue opens in Chernivtsi

    In Chernivtsi, at 2 Ukrayinska Street, a synagogue "Israel" -- where the community professes traditional Orthodox Judaism -- was opened.

  • 9 May 2019, 10:34 | Religious relations | 

    Primate of OCU meets with Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine

    Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine met with the Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine Yakov Dov Bleich on May 7.