Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine has organized the Kyiv Jewish Forum to contribute to the development of the global Jewish community.
The forum is held online and has been convened in partnership with the Jerusalem Post. Over the course of two days (September 8-9), the forum participants will be discussing the challenges faced by Jewry around the world and will be looking for effective and efficient solutions.
At the opening of the Kyiv Jewish Forum 2020, President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine Boris Lozhkin stated that Ukraine and the Jewish community were linked by long-standing relations, and they had been strengthened once again.
“Some of you may wonder why Ukraine is organizing such a global Jewish event. The answer is very simple: for centuries, our country has been one of the brightest and largest centers of Jewish life in the world, and the Ukrainian Jews have settled all over the world,” Lozhkin said.
He also noted that a real revival of Jewish life in Ukraine had been witnessed in the previous years.
“How to prevent and combat anti-Semitism? What is the future of the US-Israeli relations? What should be the future of Judaism? How should we commemorate the memory of the Holocaust victims? These are just a few of the issues that we will be considering in the next two days,” President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine stated.
He also expressed hope that such intellectual cooperation would help make the world a better and more tolerant place.