The Kyiv Jewish Forum is an annual event bringing together top global leaders to discuss and share their insights on the most pressing issues facing Jewish communities worldwide.

The purpose is to foster dialogue that will help bring about much-needed solutions to challenges such as rising antisemitism, the growth of the anti-Israel boycott movement, and the effects of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

This will be the third edition of the Kyiv Jewish Forum, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of official diplomatic relations between Israel and Ukraine.

The two-day Forum — co-hosted by the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine, the Center for Jewish Impact, and the Combat Antisemitism Movement — will be broadcast online on December 15th and 16th, 2021 at 15:00 EET / 8:00 AM EST.

The past Kyiv Jewish Forums in 2019 and 2020 featured hundreds of prominent decisionmakers from Israel and Ukraine, as well as the United States and Europe, laying out their visions for how to protect and foster Jewish life in all corners of the planet.

Jews and Ukrainians are united by more than a thousand-year history, and Jews – immigrants from Ukraine live in every corner of the world today. Dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Ukraine, the third Kyiv Jewish Forum will provide an opportunity to assess the past and look into the future of Jews around the world, many of whom have Ukrainian roots.
Boris Lozhkin
President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine
Speakers
Volodymyr Zelensky
President of Ukraine
Isaac Herzog
President of the State of Israel
Ronald S. Lauder
President of the World Jewish Congress
Ze'ev Elkin
Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Housing and Construction of the State of Israel
Nachman Shai
Minister of Diaspora Affairs of the State of Israel
Yoel Razvozov
Minister of Tourism of the State of Israel
Pnina Tamano Shata
Shata Minister of Immigration and Absorption of Israel
Robert Singer
Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact
Ben Cardin
US Senator for Maryland (D-MD)
Miguel Moratinos
United Nations High-Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations
David Harris
CEO of the American Jewish Committee
Denys Shmyhal
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Dmytro Kuleba
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Denys Monastyrsky
Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine
Idan Roll
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel
Doug Lamborn
US Representative for Colorado (R-CO)
Lucio Malan
Senator of the Republic of Italy
Mikhail Mirilashvili
President, Euro-Asian Jewish Congress
Natan Sharansky
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Baby Yar Foundation and Holocaust Memorial Center
Viktor Liashko
Minister of Health of Ukraine
Prof. Salman Zarka
Chief COVID-19 Officer of Israel
Michael Brodsky
Ambassador of the State of Israel to Ukraine
Yevgen Korniychuk
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in the State of Israel
Gennady Nadolenko
Head of Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine
Bishop Borys Gudziak
President, Ukrainian Catholic University
Dani Dayan
Chairman of Yad Vashem Directorate
Katharina von Schnurbein
European Commission Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life
Irwin Cotler
Canada's Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism
William Daroff
CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations
Jonathan Greenblatt
CEO, Anti-Defamation League
Aaron Keyak
US Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
Marina Yudborovsky
CEO, Genesis Philanthropy Group
Fernando Lottenberg
Commissioner for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism of the Organization of American States
Shuli Davidovich
Head of Israel's MFA Bureau for World Jewish Affairs and World Religions
Elan S. Carr
Former US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism
Nimrod Cohen
Co-Founder, Tel Aviv University Ventures
Inbal Arieli
Founder and Co-CEO of Synthesis
Misha Galperin
President & CEO, National Museum of American Jewish History
Mark Levin
Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO, National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry
Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich
Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine
Dan Green
Director General & CEO, World ORT
Israel Talpaz
Co-Founder and CEO of SeeTree
Eshchar Ben-Shitrit
Co-Founder and CEO of Redefine Meat
Programme




Day 1. December 15
Opening Remarks
  • Boris Lozhkin, President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine
  • Volodomyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine
  • Robert Singer, Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact, CAM Senior Adviser
  • Isaac Herzog, President of the State of Israel
  • Ronald S. Lauder, President, World Jewish Congress
  • Ben Cardin, US Senator for Maryland
  • Doug Lamborn, US Representative for Colorado
  • Miguel Moratinos, UN High-Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations
  • Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine
  • Lucio Malan, Senator of the Republic of Italy

Opening Session – Opportunities and Challenges for the Jewish World in 2022
  • Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Baby Yar Foundation and Holocaust Memorial Center
  • Michael Mirilashvili, President, Euro-Asian Jewish Congress
  • Dani Dayan, Chairman, Yad Vashem
  • David Harris, CEO, American Jewish Committee
  • William Daroff, CEO, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
  • Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO, Anti-Defamation League
  • Marina Yudborovsky, CEO, Genesis Philanthropy Group
  • Mark Levin, CEO, National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry

30th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between Israel and Ukraine
  • Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
  • Ze'ev Elkin, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Housing and Construction of Israel
  • Pnina Tamano Shata, Minister of Immigration and Absorption of Israel
  • Idan Roll, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel
  • Amb. Michael Brodsky, Ambassador of Israel to Ukraine
  • Amb. Yevgen Korniychuk, Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel
  • Amb. Gennady Nadolenko, Head of Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine, former Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel
  • Misha Galperin, President & CEO, National Museum of American Jewish History

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Day 2. December 16
Opening Remarks
  • Rabbi Yaakov Bleich, Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine
  • Yoel Razvozov, Minister of Tourism of Israel
  • Nachman Shai, Minister of Diaspora Affairs of Israel
  • Aaron Keyak, U.S Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
  • Elan S. Carr, Former U.S Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

Panel: Antisemitism and Hate Speech: Today's Challenges

Chaired and moderated by Robert Singer, Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact and CAM Senior Adviser
  • Denis Monastyrskiy, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine
  • Shuli Davidovich, Head of Israel's Foreign Ministry's Bureau for World Jewish Affairs and World Religions
  • Prof. Irwin Cotler, Canada's Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism
  • Katharina von Schnurbein, European Commission Coordinator for Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life
  • Fernando Lottenberg, OAS Commissioner to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

Panel: Lessons From the "Startup Nation" – A Celebration of Jewish Entrepreneurship

Chaired and moderated by Boris Lozhkin, President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine
  • Israel Tal Paz, Co-Founder & CEO, SeeTree
  • Eshchar Ben Shitrit, CEO, Redefine Meat
  • Inbal Arieli, Founder and Co-CEO, Synthesis
  • Nimrod Cohen, Co-Founder, Tel Aviv University Ventures

Two Years of Pandemic – Heading Toward the End?

  • Viktor Liashko, Minister of Health of Ukraine
  • Prof. Salman Zarka, Chief COVID-19 Officer of Israel

Panel: Empowering the Next Generation of Jewish Leaders Through Education

  • Dan Green, Director General & CEO, World ORT
  • Bishop Borys Gudziak, President, Ukrainian Catholic University
  • Rabbi Yaakov Bleich, Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine

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Organizers
The Jewish Confederation of Ukraine is the umbrella organization uniting independent social, charitable and religious Jewish organizations in Ukraine. Its mission is to unite the Jews of Ukraine, preserve Jewish history and culture and support Israel and Jewish communities around the world and fight against anti-Semitism.

The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) is a non-partisan, global grassroots movement of individuals and organizations, across all religions and faiths, united to combat antisemitism. Our unique platform creates partnerships throughout the world, strategically implementing new and creative solutions to combat the world's oldest hatred. We leverage the collective power of our broad-based coalition to unite individuals of all backgrounds in this fight.

The Center for Jewish Impact is a focal point and center for excellence for innovative and impactful initiatives that deliver benefit to Israel and the Jewish world, while strategically focusing on the issues of education, supporting Israel, Israel-diaspora Jewry relations, interfaith dialogue and combatting anti-Semitism.

Euro-Asian Jewish Congress is an umbrella organization linking the diverse Euro-Asian Jewish communities and organizations, and acting tirelessly to protect the rights and legitimate interests of the Jewish people in government bodies and international organizations.
As the regional partner of the World Jewish Congress, the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress promotes unity among the Jewish people and ensures the continuity of Jewish tradition and communal life in the Euroasian region.


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