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Ukrainian Jewish Encounter (UJE) https://
Ukrainians and Jews have lived as neighbours for centuries, creating and sharing enduring cultures that continue to inform their identities today. The Ukrainian Jewish Encounter (UJE) is a Toronto-based privately organized, multinational initiative launched in 2008 as a collaborative project involving Ukrainians of Jewish and Christian heritages and others, in Ukraine, Israel, and the diasporas. Its work engages scholars, civic leaders, artists, governments, and the broader public in an effort to strengthen mutual comprehension and solidarity between Ukrainians and Jews.
Of particular interest to genealogists is UJE’s work to develop a “shared historical narrative” that provides an insightful historical account of the Ukrainian-Jewish relationship over the centuries. They produce resources, podcasts, educational materials, documentary films and other tools to provide an understanding of the history of Ukrainians and Jewish in the Jewish lands from antiquity to the present.
Check out Part 1 of a historical timeline from antiquity to 1914, that contains an integrated narrative of these two peoples in the belief that there is much to be gained by viewing their historical experience together, in all its complexity. https://ujetimeline.org/
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THE JEWS OF RUSSIA - A 6-PART SERIES WITH TRUDY GOLD on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. ET. 13 December: The Jews of Russia: From Poverty to Flight 20 December: The Jews of Russia: Jewish life in Russia 1881-1914 JGS Toronto Members. Registration at no cost at: https://jgstoronto.ca/registration-for-member-only-programs/ Non-Members: […]Find out more »
This is a virtual Zoom event that is open to members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto and the Montreal Jewish Genealogical Society. A link will be sent to members who have registered on the day of the event. Featured Speaker: Maureen Taylor Open this link to see the […]Find out more »
THE JEWS OF RUSSIA - A 6-PART SERIES WITH TRUDY GOLD on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. ET. 20 December: The Jews of Russia: Jewish life in Russia 1881-1914 JGS Toronto Members. Registration at no cost at: https://jgstoronto.ca/registration-for-member-only-programs/ Non-Members: Registration via Classi Lectures at the lecture links above. Contact [email protected] […]Find out more »
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