UJE Timeline wins eight international web awards while countering Russian propaganda

This awards season, the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter's Timeline (UJE Timeline) won eight international web awards, recognizing the website in various subjects, including excellence in communication, navigation, structure, and aesthetics.

The UJE Timeline explores Jewish history on Ukrainian lands from Antiquity to 1914. Alti Rodal, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter (UJE) spearheaded the project and served as curator and writer. The team responsible for the creative vision and execution consisted of Claudia Shadursky, UJE's Creative Director; Grant Ivens, Creative Director of Say What Communications Inc.!; Web Developer Graeme Demarsh; and Vasyl Starko, translator and editor.

"We are delighted that the UJE Timeline has received these prestigious awards. It is a testament to the hard work of creating an online resource that informs the public about Ukrainian-Jewish relations and underscores our motto, 'Our stories are incomplete without each other,'" said James C. Temerty, C.M., Founding Chairman of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter.

As Ukraine defends its very existence against Russia, the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter Timeline serves to counter the malicious and false narratives about Ukraine and its history. The Timeline demonstrates that Ukraine is home to diverse peoples and, for centuries, one of the world's oldest and largest Jewish communities.

The UJE Timeline is available in English and Ukrainian.

Web Excellence Awards
The Web Excellence Awards, also known as WE-Awards, is not just a web awards platform. They are a global community committed to promoting excellence on the web and setting high standards by recognizing digital creativity and innovation. Their mission is to raise benchmarks for creative, technical, and professional projects and websites while honoring the brilliant minds behind them. The WE-Awards recognized the UJE Timeline with:

  • Excellence — Website Non-profit (2023)

w3 Awards
Established in 2005, the w3 Awards celebrate digital excellence by honoring outstanding work across websites, marketing, video, mobile sites and apps, social, podcasts, and emerging technologies.

The w3 Awards recognized the UJE Timeline in three categories:

  • Silver — Website Non-profit (2023)
  • Silver — Website Best Structure and Navigation (2023)
  • Silver— Website Best Visual Appeal and Aesthetics (2023)

Anthem Awards
Brought to you by The Webby Awards, The Anthem Awards honors the purpose & mission-driven work of people, companies and organizations worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, they are defining a new benchmark for social impact work that inspires others to take action in their own community. The Anthem Awards recognized the UJE Timeline with:

  • Bronze — Website Digital and Innovative Experiences (2024)


Communicator Awards
The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a New York-based invitation-only body consisting of leading digital marketing and creative experts, recognized the UJE Timeline in three categories:

  • Gold — Website Non-Profit (2024)
  • Silver — Website Structure and Navigation (2024)
  • Silver — Website Visual Appeal and Aesthetics (2024)

The Communicator Awards recognize excellence, effectiveness, and innovation across all areas of communication. AIVA members come from organizations such as Walt Disney Studios, Meta, Netflix, LG, IBM, Amazon, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Wired Magazine, R/GA, Publicis Sapient, and others.


Long journey from North America: UJE Timeline editor and translator Vasyl Starko (left) received the w3 Awards and Web Excellence Awards certificates and statues from Ukrainian writer and translator Andriy Pavlyshyn (right) in Lviv, Ukraine, earlier this year.