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                  Josef Zissels participates in Holocaust memory conference
                  Josef Zissels participates in Holocaust memory conference
                  20.10.2017, Ukraine

                  On October 15, the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress Program Committee Chairman, Co-President of VAAD Ukraine Josef Zissels spoke at the opening of the international conference “Mapping memories 2017: Babyn Yar and other “forgotten” locations of the Holocaust”.

                  Josef Zissels gives lecture in Washington DC
                  Josef Zissels gives lecture in Washington DC
                  15.10.2017, Congress

                  On October 12, the Chairman of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress Program Committee, Co-President of the Association of Jewish Communities and Organizations (VAAD) Ukraine Josef Zissels gave a lecture titled “The view of civil society on the state of social integration” as part of the “Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood” round table series.

                  Josef Zissels participates in UJE panel discussion
                  Josef Zissels participates in UJE panel discussion
                  04.10.2017, Congress

                  On October 3, Chairman of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress Program Committee, Co-President of the Association of Jewish Communities and Organizations (VAAD) Ukraine Josef Zissels gave a report titled “Ukrainian and Jewish dissidents: from a joint struggle to self-realization in national states” as part of the panel discussion “Jews and Ukrainian: the post-war Soviet period”.

                  EAJC Acting Executive Director meets with Russian Federation MP
                  EAJC Acting Executive Director meets with Russian Federation MP
                  28.09.2017, Congress

                  The Acting Executive Director of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress Haim Ben Yakov has visited the Russian Federation State Duma and held negotiations with MP Natalia Kuvshinova, who is a member of the Committee for Youth Affairs. President of the Russian Union of Jewish Students, President of the MGIMO Jewish Club Shota Mirelli and Chairman of the Youth Parliament of the State Duma Maria Voropayeva were also present at the meeting.

                  First in Israel: Emergency Medical Center Staffed by Specialists
                  First in Israel: Emergency Medical Center Staffed by Specialists
                  24.09.2017, Congress

                  The Yad Sarah - Frenkel Emergency Medical Center opened this past week in Jerusalem. Unlike other emergency medical centers in Israel which are staffed by general practitioners and feature one universal department that accepts all patients, the new medical center is divided into three departments—Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Gynecology, with a field specialist assigned to each respective department.

                  Sources of Tolerance project receives award from Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
                  Sources of Tolerance project receives award from Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
                  18.09.2017, Congress

                  On September 6, 2017, the team of the “Sources of Tolerance - Moldova” project, which is conducted with the support of the EAJC Kyiv Office, received the Sustainability Award of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.

                  Josef Zissels meets Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister
                  Josef Zissels meets Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister
                  04.09.2017, Congress

                  On September 1, the Chairman of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress Program Committee, Executive Vice President of the Congress of National Communities of Ukraine Josef Zissels met with Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.

                  In rare move, Belarus Jews sound alarm over cemetery construction plan
                  In rare move, Belarus Jews sound alarm over cemetery construction plan
                  03.09.2017, Community Life

                  In a rare questioning of authorities, Jewish leader in Belarus said they were “concerned” over plans to build apartments atop what used to be a Jewish cemetery in Gomel.

                  The statement by the Union of Public Associations and Jewish Communities provided to JTA earlier this week is unusual in a country that is sometimes referred to as “Europe’s last dictatorship” over the authoritarian rule of its president, Alexander Lukashenko.

                  EAJC supports Russia's participation in renovation of the Sobibor Museum
                  EAJC supports Russia's participation in renovation of the Sobibor Museum
                  20.08.2017, Congress

                  Mikhael Mirilashvili, President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress (EAJC), expressed his surprise at a decision rendered by the international managing committee charged with renovating the Sobibor Concentration Camp Museum to refuse Russia’s participation and assistance in the project. Mirilashvili noted that it is necessary to differentiate between international politics and the obligation to honor the memory of Holocaust victims.

                  Preparatory seminar for “Shorashim - Ukraine - 2017” camp begins in Slavske
                  Preparatory seminar for “Shorashim - Ukraine - 2017” camp begins in Slavske
                  18.08.2017, Jewish Communities

                  On August 17, the preparatory seminar for the camp “Roots and Future of Diaspora Jews” (Shorashim Ukraine 2017) began in Slavske (Lviv region, Ukraine).

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