“Their relationship came as a surprise to me, actually,” the JCC director said. “I thought they were just friends.”
The body of Sachroch Torsonov was found late Wednesday night near the Brodsky Synagogue.
(JTA) — The Ukrainian capital of Kiev, where Jewish cultural life has largely revolved around the city’s synagogues, opened its first American-style Jewish Community Center. The Halom JCC officially opened Tuesday at a ceremony attended by hundreds of guests in central Kiev, where it is expected to serve thousands of community members every month, according…
Vandals wrote “kill the Jews” on a synagogue in the central Ukrainian city of Cherkasy. In a separate incident, unidentified persons torched a wreath that an Israeli cabinet minister had placed for Holocaust victims in Kiev.
A Ukrainian Jewish soldier who died last month amid Russian-backed separatist fighting was buried in Kiev.
Kiev’s oldest synagogue was the target of a firebomb that burst into flames outside the building.
An organization representing Russian-speaking Jews cut funding for its Kiev office because of the office head’s criticism of Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
With so much doom-and-gloom about Ukraine, David Fishman was surprised to find that life in Kiev is vibrant these days — yes, even for Jews.
A Ukrainian Jewish lawmaker said he was threatened in central Kiev by uniformed men who hurled anti-Semitic insults at him.
The Holocaust Museum is urging Ukraine to examine its history of anti-Semitism. But what dark secrets will newly bared KGB archives reveal?