The third annual Kyiv Jewish Forum is scheduled to take place on Dec. 15-16, featuring senior leaders from Ukraine, Israel, Europe and the United States.
The two-day virtual forum will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of official diplomatic relations between Israel and Ukraine. It is being co-hosted by the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine, the Center for Jewish Impact and the Combat Antisemitism Movement, according to a statement by the event organizers. The forum’s partner is traditionally the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress.
Participants will include Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, Israeli President Isaac Herzog, Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton, Housing and Construction Minister Ze’ev Elkin, Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai, Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov, EAJC President Michael Mirilashvili and ambassadors, politicians, public figures, philanthropists and others.
Among the topics to be discussed are relations between Ukraine, Israel and the global Jewish community, rising antisemitism and the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to the statement.
Last year, 83,000 people participated in the online Forum, including 500 leaders from Ukraine, Israel, the United States and Europe.
Registration for the forum and additional information is available on the forum page.