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War in Ukraine: Ironies and Perspectives

April 12, 2022, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Presented by Professor Zvi Gitelman at Temple Israel of Great Neck, 108 Old Mill Road, Great Neck, NY 11023 in the Sanctuary and on Zoom.

Please join us for this very important fundraiser supporting Project Kesher Ukraine which is bringing guidance and support to Ukranian women and families during this ordeal.

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Questions? Please contact Jamey Kohn at jkohn@tign.org or 516-482-7800.

About Professor Zvi Gitelman
Professor Gitelman is a prize-winning teacher and the author or editor of nineteen books, including the acclaimed A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union Since 1881. Most recently he has edited and published The New Jewish Diaspora: Russian-speaking Immigrants in the United States, Israel and Germany Rutgers University Press, 2016). He has taught since 2016 at the Jewish Parents Academy and has greatly enjoyed it. Gitelman is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Preston Tisch Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he taught for nearly 50 years. He is a leading authority on Russian Jewry and modern Jewish communities and politics in Israel and Eastern Europe.

About Project Kesher
The Project Kesher network is mobilizing globally to support Ukrainian women and families. Project Kesher Ukraine (PKU) staff is on the ground. PKU activists have crossed into bordering countries in Europe, many with children and elderly family members depending on them. All the while, Project Kesher leaders are fielding requests from Ukrainian women for help with evacuation, support at the border, immigrating to Israel, and accessing emergency support services. Project Kesher is in daily contact with Jewish relief efforts on the ground and in Europe and responding to the needs as they arise. Current needs include transportation and accommodations for those who are fleeing cities under attack. Future needs are hard to determine at this time, but we are in daily touch with our leadership in Ukraine. Whether people choose to stay or evacuate, Project Kesher will be with the women wherever they are.