Mission and Goals

To deepen understanding of the breadth, complexity, and diversity of Ukrainian-Jewish relations over the centuries, with a view to the future. More specifically, to enable the two peoples to:

  • Comprehend each other’s historical experience and narratives;
  • Address embedded stereotypes;
  • Promote mutual awareness of the extended periods of peaceful coexistence, cooperation, and cross-cultural interaction;
  • Facilitate knowledge and understanding of the periods of crisis, in particular the Shoah, and the destructive effects of totalitarian Communism, notably the Holodomor and the Great Terror;
  • Take appropriate action to honour the victims of Nazism and of Soviet rule; and

Contribute to strengthened national identities on the basis of greater Ukrainian-Jewish understanding and mutual respect.

NOTE: The UJE does not necessarily endorse opinions expressed in articles and other materials published on its website and social media pages. Such materials are posted to promote discussion related to Ukrainian-Jewish interactions and relations. The website and social media pages will be places of information that reflect varied viewpoints.