Kharkov. A "Literary drawing-room" program began its existence in the "Beit Dan" Jewish culture center. The Jewish culture people's university lector Eleonora Gorodetskaya held a lecture on Jewish motives in Russian poets' creative work. The visitors discovered the works of B.Slutsky, E.Bagritsky, P.Markish, S.Marshak within the context of poetic Jewish self-consciousness and identity. E.Gorodetskaya introduced her own work on the Jewish theme; some of her verses ("Saint Jerusalem") became songs put to the music of composer A.Ivanov.
The Center literature drawing-room became an intersection point of two ethnically different but close in poetic language and ties cultures.
Dnepropetrovsk. A fair of educational and youth programs in Israel arranged by the "Sokhnut-Ukraine" agency took place in the opera and ballet theatre September 23. Youth programs "Naale", "Sela", those of Department on students' affairs, Jerusalem Jewish university, Ben-Gurion (Beer-Sheva) and Bar-Ilana (Ramat-Gan) universities, Natsrat Ilit college were represented there.
Lottery, performances, evening with KVN team from Zaporozhye were on the fair program.
Organizers as well as guests remained happy with the high level of fair holding. They also admired that many young people were sincerely interested in the opportunity to continue their studies in historic motherland.
Dnepropetrovsk. November 3 activists of the "Kesher" women's club held a constituent gathering. It was the first step to create the Fund for promoting women's entrepreneurship. The meeting participants elaborated and discussed basic articles of the Fund Statute, its name, defined necessary legal expert's consultations. The Fund for promoting women's entrepreneurship will soon start working.
Nikolayev. A Community festival of Jewish book took place in the regional library named after Kropivnitsky in Nikolayev late in October.
Three "ORT-KesherNet" centers for informational and communicational technologies for women were opened in October 2002 in Lutsk, Khmelnitsky and Cherkassy within the frames of the Keshernet common project in Ukraine. Women teams and center future officials as well as the leadership of cities' Jewish structures actively participated in preparing and opening the centers.
Kiev. Yulia Smilyanskaya, a collaborator of the Ukrainian center for Holocaust history studies held some lectures and excursions for pupils of Jewish and non-Jewish schools of Kiev, as well as for IPMA in September-October of 2002. They were devoted to the Anniversary of Babiy Yar.