The newly formed World Jewish Heritage Fund (WJH) this week unveiled a planned global digital platform to protect and promote Jewish cultural heritage around the world, during an event at the chic haute-Israeli eatery “Balaboosta” in the heart of New York’s trendy Soho neighborhood.
The Diaspora Affairs Ministry will likely push for further aid to Jews displaced by the Ukrainian civil war, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
Dylan Sharp capitalized on his bar mitzvah to raise nearly $50,000 from family and friends for the Tikva Children’s Home, an organization that rescues and houses at-risk Jewish children in the Ukraine.
UJE editor’s note: According to the U.S.-based Russian-language Forum Daily, Wolinski’s family hailed from Western Ukraine.
According to Benjamin Ivry, writing for the Forward on January 4, 2012, “Wolinski was born in Tunis to Lola Bembaron, a Tunisian Jew, and Siegfried Wolinski, a Polish Jew. The latter, fleeing Europe’s pogroms, settled in Tunisia to open a wrought iron manufacturing business.”
Some 226 immigrants from Ukraine, among then dozens of families fleeing fighting in eastern Ukraine, landed in Israel.
A senior leader of the Moscow- backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine revealed that he is Jewish and a former counselor in a Jewish Agency youth program, in an interview with a Russian Jewish media outlet earlier this month.
The Czech Jewish community is up in arms over its government’s decision to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to a national Holocaust commemoration being held in Prague next month, citing opposition to Moscow’s actions in neighboring Ukraine.
Jerusalem Post: Svoboda party unlikely to enter parliament – election exposes rift between Jewish oligarchs
Russian propaganda describing the Ukrainian government as fascist took a hit on Monday when the far-right Svoboda party apparently failed to maintain its place in national politics by receiving less than the 5-percent threshold required to enter the legislature.
Ukrainian Jews have enriched their country and the actions of “stupid people or provocateurs” do not mean that all Ukrainians are anti-Semitic, a Ukrainian official said in response to reports to a failed firebombing of a Kiev synagogue immediately prior to Rosh Hashana.
The Ukraine-based NGO Society Initiatives Institute has announced the first international essay contest in honor of Raphael Lemkin. Lemkin, a Polish lawyer of Jewish descent who was born in Belarus and studied in Ukraine and…