May 9 at the “Spartacus” stadium in Odessa friendly football matches among the teams of Jewish organizations of the city were held.
The veterans, who have survived the difficult years of WW2, due to their age and state of health, do not leave their homes. Therefore, on the eve of the Victory Day students of the Zaporozhye Sunday Jewish school came to visit the veterans and brought them gifts and congratulations.
One of the students, Lila Spector, shared her experience: “It is very important for me to congratulate the veterans with the Great Victory. It is significant that I personally can thank for all that they have done for us, for our native city. I am proud that we have such countrymen. They are an example of courage and heroism for us”.
April 15 Maccabi Dnepropetrovsk held a seminar “Life and achievements of Jewish athletes – an example for modern Maccabi.” This project is implemented with the support of the Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund (JHF) and the European Maccabi Confederation (ECM). 26 participants of the seminar came from Zaporozhye, Melitopol, Berdyansk and Dneprodzerzhinsk.
The participants explore, collect, record and share stories of Jewish athletes. They analyze the role of sports and athletes in the development of Jewish life; record the history of athletes, who played an active role in its revival in Ukraine. Continue reading Seminars in Dnepropetrovsk and Odessa – “Life and achievements of Jewish athletes – an example for modern Maccabi”
The representative of Maccabi Kharkov, teacher of the Lyceum “Shaalavim”, Alena Gurieva, took part in the Championship of Ukraine in French boxing “Savat”, which was held in Odessa April 19 – 22. After a stubborn fight, Alena took the first place and won the right to participate in the European Championship, which will be held in Toulouse, France in July this year. Congratulations to Alena, we wish her new victories!
All-Ukrainian Association of Maccabi Organizations held an educational meeting in the city of Odessa on February 4 within the project “Memory” implementation. This project is implemented with the support of the Genesis Foundation, a graduate of one of the sections of the international conference “The Holocaust and Jewish Identity – New Directions in Jewish Education”, held in Yad Vashem in 2016. This project “Memory”, not only preserving the memory of the Holocaust, it is a warning. This is an appeal to all living creatures, not to allow cruelty and inhumanity to deprive a person of the most important thing – the right to life. This is an occasion to ponder – to turn back and say: nevermore. Never!