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Union of Councils for Soviet Jews

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue East Tower, 4th Floor

Washington, 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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Background Information

Employment History

Director

Lviv

Director for Ukraine Department

American UCSJ

Director

American UCSJ Representation to Ukraine

Ukranian Director

Union Council of ex-Soviet Jews

Affiliations

Representative
Meylakh Sheykhet , Ukraine

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

Secretary
U.S. Embassy

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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.


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."


UCSJ ยป Anti-Semitism

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Meylakh Sheykhet, Ukraine director for the Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union, told JTA that violent, anti-Semitic attacks are rare in Ukraine, occurring on average once or twice per year.


Meylakh Sheykhet, Ukraine ...

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Meylakh Sheykhet, Ukraine director for the Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union, told JTA that violent, anti-Semitic attacks are rare in Ukraine, occurring on average once or twice per year.


Contact Us | UCSJ

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Meylakh G. Sheykhet, Lviv (meylach [at] link [dot] lviv [dot] ua)

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