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Jewish Ukrainian lawmaker receives academic honor

KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — A Ukrainian lawmaker and Jewish leader received a top honorary academic award.

Aleksandr Feldman, president of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee and member of the Ukrainian Parliament, was honored earlier this month with a medal “For the Promotion of Scientific Progress.” The award was presented by the president of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Boris Paton, at the 90th anniversary session of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences in Kiev.

Feldman earned the award for his personal contribution to the development of Ukrainian science.

Feldman is a prominent Jewish leader in Ukraine, president of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, a legislator and a philanthropist.

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