Judaism

  • 27 April 2012, 11:12 | International relations | 

    American Ambassador Visits Menorah Center in Dnipropetrovsk

    As part of his trip to the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk, Ambassador of USA to Ukraine John Tefft visited the central city Golden Rose synagogue.

  • 3 April 2012, 15:43 | Religious relations | 

    Metropolitan Volodymyr Meets with Chief Rabbi of Kyiv

    On April 2, Metropolitan Volodymyr of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) met with Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine Yakov Dov Bleich in the hospital where the metropolitan undergoes a rehabilitation course.

  • 16 March 2012, 09:18 | Judaism | 

    Twelfth Child Born to Family of Chief Rabbi of Ukraine

    The twelfth child has been born to the family of the Chief Rabbi of Ukraine (All-Ukrainian Congress of Jewish Religious Communities) Moshe Reuven Asman.

  • 8 March 2012, 09:10 | Judaism | 

    Jews Celebrate Purim

    Purim is traditionally celebrated on the 14th day of the Jewish month Adar. This year it fell on March 8.

  • 30 January 2012, 14:48 | Judaism | 

    Hasidim allowed to use former synagogue building in Uman

    Hasidim who come to Uman in the Cherkasy region of Ukraine to visit the grave of their spiritual leader Tzadik Nachman every year can now use the building of a former synagogue, said Serhiy Tulub, the head of the Cherkasy region's administration, the Kyiv Post informs.

  • 18 January 2012, 09:16 | Religion and policy | 

    Svoboda Association Protests Against Transfer of Land in Uman to Chasidim

    On January 16, in the town of Uman of Cherkasy Oblast, approximately 300 activists organized a protest “Uman, Rise Against Corruption and Invasion.”

  • 13 January 2012, 12:46 | Judaism | 

    New Synagogue Opened in Zaporizhia

    On January 11, a new synagogue was opened in the eastern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia. It was given a name Hiimat-Roza in honor of the mother sponsors who financed the construction.

  • 2 January 2012, 16:17 | Extraordinary situations | 

    Synagogue Set on Fire in Kremenchuk

    On 1 January, at 2 am, in the town of Kremenchuk of Poltava Region, unknown persons set fire to a synagogue.

  • 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.