Meylakh Sheykhet

L'viv Bureau Director at Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry

Location:
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW East Tower, 4th Floor, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Company:
Union of Councils for Soviet Jewry
HQ Phone:
(202) 567-7572
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Last Updated 11/27/2017

General Information

Employment History

Director  - Kyiv Post

Affiliations

Representative  - Meylakh Sheykhet , Ukraine's

Director  - American UCSJ Representation to Ukraine

Director  - L'viv

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

Secretary  - U.S. Embassy

Web References  

Meet Our Staff - UCSJ

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.

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Meet Our Staff - UCSJ

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.

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Jewish Culture Archives - Page 19 of 19 - UCSJ

"'Lviv is known in the world not because of hotels but because of its common cultural heritage,' said Meylakh Sheykhet, who heads Lviv's Jewish community.
Sheykhet is part of a group that filed several lawsuits to stop construction of the hotel. http://www.kyivpost.com/news/guide/general/detail/96873/#ixzz1lLgL8x2P "Meylakh Sheykhet, Ukraine's representative in the Union of... Continue Reading

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