What We Do

Types of Activities

UJE’s focus is on three main, mutually supportive sets of activities:

  • Scholarly and educational initiatives, in particular, the development of a “shared historical narrative” that engages leading scholars and experts from around the world to produce a truthful and insightful account of the relationship over the centuries;
  • Creation of a range of products and events, which are informed by the findings of the shared historical narrative, designed to reach wide audiences in Ukraine, Israel and the Diasporas. These include web-based resources; an illustrated history book and other publications on relevant themes; multi-media exhibits, podcasts, and educational materials; documentary films; seminars, conferences, and public meetings and events; and special projects;
  • Advocacy on issues that have the potential of addressing historic wounds, including the protection and consecration of mass graves, and raising awareness about non-Jewish Ukrainians who helped or saved Jews during World War II.

Since its inception, UJE has inaugurated and supported a variety of well-received projects to advance understanding between Ukrainians and Jews. These activities are carried out in a highly collaborative manner, utilizing networks of experts and respected institutional partners, and building on existing initiatives. Projects and activities to date are described briefly below, and in more detail in other sections of the UJE website.