10:11 02.09.2020

Boris Lozhkin: The second Kyiv Jewish Forum will be held online this year

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On September 8-9, the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine will hold the Kyiv Jewish Forum for the second time, which this year, given the epidemic situation in the world, will be held online in partnership with the Jerusalem Post.

Despite the fact that a direct meeting is impossible in the current situation, it is expected that the Second Kyiv Jewish Forum will become a large-scale and important world-class event.

Presidents and prime ministers of various countries, representatives of the US State Department, the UK House of Lords, religious leaders and world-famous scientists have already been invited to participate in the Forum. President of the World Jewish Congress Ronald Lauder, Alternate Prime Minister of Israel Benny Gantz, US Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Elan Carr, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, President of Poland (1995-2005) Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Human Rights Advocate Natan Sharansky, Professor of Harvard University Serhii Plokhii and several dozen other speakers of the Forum will share their views on the issue of the fight against anti-Semitism, the future of Judaism, preserving the memory of the Holocaust, Israeli-Iranian relations, honoring the memory of the Babi Yar victims and other issues.

According to Boris Lozhkin, President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine, Ukraine is not an accidental place for consolidation of the world Jewry. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, a quarter of all Jews in the world lived in Ukraine, and today the descendants of the Ukrainian Jews are in all corners of the world without exception.

“In the last few years, we have witnessed a real revival of the Jewish life in Ukraine. The Jewish Confederation of Ukraine seeks to contribute to the development of the world Jewish community, which is why we are organizing the Kyiv Jewish Forum, a global platform for discussing the opportunities and problems facing the world Jewry, and finding effective solutions,” said Boris Lozhkin on the subject of holding the Kyiv Jewish Forum.

The first Kyiv Jewish Forum was held in Kyiv with the participation of more than 500 delegates from many parts of the world, including Israel, the United States, Canada and Europe. The level of representation and the importance of the issues discussed at the Forum made the Kyiv Jewish Forum an authoritative global platform for addressing the issues that worry not only the world Jewry, but everyone in general.

You can get acquainted with the program of the Second Kyiv Jewish Forum and receive reminders about broadcasts on the Forum's website.