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Mr. Meylakh Sheykhet G.

Director

Union of Councils for Soviet Jews

HQ Phone: (202) 567-7572

Union of Councils for Soviet Jews

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW East Tower, 4Th Floor

Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20037

United States

Company Description

UCSJ was founded in 1970 as a coalition of local grass-roots "action" councils supporting freedom for Jews of the Soviet Union. As the Soviet Jewry movement gathered steam in the 1970s, more councils were formed, more individuals became involved, and UCSJ... more

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Employment History

Director for Ukraine Department

American UCSJ

Director

Lviv

Affiliations

Founder
Faina Petriakova's Center for Scientific Research and Preservation of the Jewish Cultural Heritage

Secretary
U.S. Embassy

Web References (62 Total References)


Meet Our Staff - UCSJ

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Meylakh Sheykhet, Director, L'viv, Ukraine Bureau

Mr. Sheykhet has been a UCSJ activist since 1986, working to support the revival of Jewish self-identification. He has been UCSJ's L'viv Bureau Director since 2000. He helps monitor antisemitism and xenophobia throughout Ukraine and works to preserve Jewish historical synagogues, cemeteries and items throughout Ukraine. He also is active with UCSJ's Yad-Le-Yad (Hand-to-Hand) program for those in need. He has helped implement projects initiated by the U.S. Department of State's American Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, including establishing the Faina Petriakova's Center for Scientific Research and Preservation of the Jewish Cultural Heritage. Mr. Sheykhet regularly provides research for over 180 Jewish cemeteries and mass graves throughout Ukraine, Poland and Belarus.
Mr. Sheykhet has successfully run two candle lighting ceremonies at the Old Jewish cemetery of L'viv. These have included participants from the US, Israel and Ukraine, the Secretary of the US Embassy to Ukraine and numerous diplomats. He also runs a website for the Jewish Heritage of Ukraine.


It first caught my eye last ...

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It first caught my eye last month when I was taking photographs of Meylakh Sheykhet, a haredi Jewish man who is fighting to preserve what's left of the once beautiful structure.

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Sheykhet insisted I train my lens in a different direction.
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So I posed Sheykhet against a different background and decided I'd return later that evening for dinner.
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Sheykhet, the Ukraine director of the Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union, told me it "panders to, and thereby enhances and legitimizes, anti-Semitic attitudes."


Meylakh Sheykhet, Ukraine ...

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Meylakh Sheykhet, Ukraine director for the American Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union, said, "Jewish principles of justice and truth [compelled Jewish] Ukrainians to fight lies, falsifications, radical pro-Russian propaganda orchestrated by Putin.

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Had Ukrainian Jews said nothing, Sheykhet said, "It would resonate as supporting Putin, and Jews would be seen as a fifth column in Ukraine."


Meylakh Sheykhet, Ukraine ...

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Meylakh Sheykhet, Ukraine director for the American Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union, told JTA, "Jewish principles of justice and truth [compelled Jewish] Ukrainians to fight lies, falsifications, radical pro-Russian propaganda orchestrated by Putin.

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Had Ukrainian Jews said nothing, Sheykhet said, "It would resonate as supporting Putin, and Jews would be seen as a fifth column in Ukraine."


Meylakh Sheykhet, Ukraine ...

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Meylakh Sheykhet, Ukraine director for the American Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union, said, "Jewish principles of justice and truth [compelled Jewish] Ukrainians to fight lies, falsifications, radical pro-Russian propaganda orchestrated by Putin.

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Had Ukrainian Jews said nothing, Sheykhet said, "It would resonate as supporting Putin, and Jews would be seen as a fifth column in Ukraine."

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