• 27 December 2011, 10:25 | Judaism

    Court Cancells Sale of Land Plot with Building of Synagogue in Uman

    The Economic Court of Cherkasy Oblast on December 22 cancelled the sale by the Uman City Council of a land plot of 4 hectares, including the building of a former synagogue.

  • 21 December 2011, 11:23 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    President Yanukovych Greets Jews on Hanukkah

    President Viktor Yanukovych greeted Jews of Ukraine on occasion of the feast of Hanukkah which began yesterday, in the evening.

  • 20 December 2011, 13:54 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Celebration of Hanukkah Begins

    Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight-day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

  • 30 November 2011, 10:48 | Temples, church property | 

    Synagogue At Grave of Rabbi Nakhman To Be Transfered to Jewish Community

    The Uman Synagogue, which was once attended by Rabbi Nakhman, will be returned to the ownership of the local Jewish community.

  • 17 November 2011, 10:09 | Church-state relations | 

    Jews in Chernivtsi Will Have Synagogue

    The head of the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration, Mykhailo Papiev, promised the Jewish religious community Ruzhyn Sandhora that they will have a synagogue.

  • 10 November 2011, 11:41 | Conferences, seminars, researches | 

    Conference calls on Romania to acknowledge WWII war crimes in Ukraine and Moldova

    A conference focusing on Romania's Holocaust-era war crimes in Ukraine and Moldova called on Romania to acknowledge and apologize for the murder of hundreds of thousands of Jews.

  • 3 November 2011, 10:36 | Judaism | 

    Germans to Restore Square of Three Synagogues in Lviv

    The international tender for the best concept of improvement of places connected with the Jewish history was announced by the Lviv City Council last year.

  • 13 October 2011, 13:58 | Judaism | 

    No Serious Conflicts Between Hasidim and Local Residents Registered in Uman This Year

    The Hasidim Pilgrims who celebrated the Jewish New Year in Uman left the town. The pilgrimage lasted from 23 September to 5 October.

  • 7 October 2011, 00:45 | Judaism

    Largest Jewish Convention in History of Ukraine Held in Kyiv

    On October 4, a grand event, the 6th convention of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine was held. According to Mignews, it was the largest of such events in the history of independent Ukraine. In total, 2,436 delegates representing the communities of all the regions of the country gathered at the National Palace Ukraine.

  • 6 October 2011, 22:01 | Judaism

    Uman Authorities Against Removal of Grave of Tzaddik Nakhman

    The town authorities of Uman of Cherkasy Oblast do not support the idea of representatives of the opposition transporting the grave of Tzaddik Nakhman, visited by tens of thousands of Hasidim annually, to another place or country.

  • 3 October 2011, 13:49 | Judaism | 

    Ukraine deports two Israeli pilgrims

    Two Israeli citizens have been deported from Ukraine for violating the laws, Senior Inspector Volodymyr Umanets from the Department for Citizenship, Immigration and Registration of Individuals at the Interior Ministry Directorate for Cherkasy region told journalists in Uman on Friday.

  • 30 September 2011, 12:19 | Judaism | 

    Jews and Christian Jews Celebrate New Year in Kyiv and Uman

    The celebration of the Jewish New Year began in Ukraine. In the center of Kyiv, near the Arch of Friendship of Nations, the Jewish Messianic Community, which is the world’s largest Christian Association, organized a celebration of the Jewish New Year.

  • 29 September 2011, 17:21 | Judaism | 

    Today Ukraine commemorates victims of Babyn (Babi) Yar

    In retaliation, on September 29 and 30, 1941, the Nazis murdered 33,771 Jews in the Babi Yar ravine.

  • 29 September 2011, 15:25 | Judaism | 

    Israeli Policemen Help Ukrainian Police to Ensure Order in Uman

    17 364 Chasidim arrived in Uman as of 27 September. Approximately 80% of them came from Israel.

  • 29 September 2011, 09:09 | Church-state relations | 

    President Yanukovych Greets Jews on Occasion of Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah

    The president wished the Jews good health, peace and wellbeing.

  • 28 September 2011, 12:06 | Judaism | 

    Jewish New Year Starts Today at sunset

    Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה‎), (literally "head of the year"), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar.

  • 26 September 2011, 12:55 | Judaism | 

    Hasidim Are Arriving in Ukraine

    Planes with Israeli pilgrims, the Hasidim, are arriving at the international airport in Odesa. Over three thousand passengers are expected to arrive by the end of the day and another three thousand on September 27.

  • 26 September 2011, 08:41 | Religion and policy | 

    Police Detains 60 Members of Svoboda in Uman

    Police in the eastern Ukrainian city of Uman detained approximately 60 members of the nationalist Svoboda association for an attempt to hold an action prohibited by court.

  • 22 September 2011, 13:34 | Protests and conflicts | 

    Cherkasy Branch of Svoboda Announces Campaign Uman Without Chasidim

    The local branch of the nationalist organization Svoboda of the eastern Ukrainian region of Cherkasy made a statement as to the authorities' lack of action to prevent aggression of Chasidim in Uman and announced the beginning of a campaign Uman without Chasidim.

  • 12 September 2011, 14:07 | Land and property problems | 

    Ukrainian mayor says synagogue ruins are not threatened

    The mayor of the Ukrainian city of Lviv denied reports that the preserved remains of the historic Golden Rose synagogue were being destroyed to make way for a controversial hotel.