2016 Leadership Mission to Ukraine Daily Digest #2: Meetings with Senior Leaders
September 29, 2016 --On Wednesday, the NCSEJ 2016 Leadership Mission to Ukraine continued its mission to Kyiv. In the morning, the leaders met with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, and Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Yaakov Bleich at the Podol Choral Synagogue.
In the afternoon, they met with Chabad Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Moshe Azman at the Brodsky Synagogue, and with Head of the Presidential Administration Ihor Rainin and Chairman of the National Investment Council Borys Lozhkin.
The delegation is visiting Ukraine to participate in a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the massacres of Jews at the Babi Yar ravine, in 1941.
Meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch at the U.S. Embassy
Delegation with Amb. Yovanovitch
NCSEJ President Sasha Smukler, Chief Rabbi Yaakov Bleich, & CEO Mark Levin at the Podol Synagogue
Members of the Leadership Mission delegation at the Podol Synagogue
Meeting with Head of the Presidential Administration Ihor Rainin and Chairman of the National Investment Council Borys Lozhkin
Delegation with Borys Lozhkin
CEO Mark Levin with Chief Chabad Rabbi of Ukraine Moshe Azman at the Brodsky Synagogue
Rabbi Azman blowing the shofar
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Founded in 1971, NCSEJ represents the organized American Jewish community in monitoring and advocating on behalf of the estimated 1.5 million Jews in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, including the 15 successor states of the former Soviet Union.