Lvov district. Restoration of the synagogue, constructed in 1692 and included into the catalogue of one hundred world monuments on the edge of disappearance, has started in the town Zholkva of Lvov region. According to the director of Zholkovsky center of city development Mikhail Kubay, funds for reconstruction of the unique monument were provided by the Fund for world monuments in New-York.
To fully restore the premises $1 million is indispensable. $60.000 has already arrived to the Lvov region. But after the reconstruction the synagogue will not be used directly for its purpose, as in Zholkva there are almost no Jews and no registered religious Jewish community. The synagogue will become a center of Galicija Jewish culture. A unique collection of Judaics kept in the Lvov museums will move in here.
Khmelnitsky. A city native, tank commander Vladimir Vaiser was posthumously given a rank of the Soviet Union Hero for his feat during the fights for the liberation of Ukraine from German conquerors.
Due to efforts of the public, firstly by Moisei Loyfer residing now in Israel, the city authorities decided to name one of the streets after the hero. Recently M.Loyfer took part in an opening of a plaque in honor of a brave tanker.
Donetsk. A delegation of American students from the states of New-York, New-Jersey, Minnesota, Connecticut, California, Texas and Nebraska - pupils of the Khabad-Liubavichi movement schools - visited the city.
A trip around the cities of Russia and Ukraine proceeds under the program "Khabad history - yesterday, today, tomorrow". They visit memorials dedicated to the development of the Khabad movement, discover charitable and educational programs in Jewish communities of former communist states.
In Donetsk American girls visited a Jewish community, charitable fund "Khesed Tzedaka", Jewish school and kindergarten.
Crimea. A youth Jewish camp in Crimea, accommodating simultaneously 250 children, holds a game "Exodus" for each shift.
Children are awaken at 02.00 AM, told about the events of those years, then they board a ship and after one hour trip they return. Everything looks like in 1948.
This game lets children familiarize with the events of past years, becomes an impetus for deeper studies of the Jewish history. A lot of children and teens, after the returning from the camp, enter the youth clubs, get actively involved into "Sokhnut" programs.