Renovated Israel cultural center opens in Kiev



Ukraine’s Israeli Embassy reopened and dedicated a renovated Israel cultural center in Kiev.

Representatives of the Israeli Embassy, Nativ and the Jewish Agency joined with Ukrainian government officials at the Feb. 6 opening of the Itzhak Rabin Israel Cultural Center.

Ukrainian and Israeli officials spoke about the importance of strengthening Israeli-Ukrainian ties. They said the center’s programs will provide opportunities for Jews and non-Jews to learn more about Jewish Israeli culture, the Hebrew language and Jewish history.

Pictures of Ukrainian artists devoted to Judaism and Israel decorate the walls of the center.

Felix Mindel, the head of the Nativ aliyah agency in Ukraine, told JTA that the renovated center will provide  information on making aliyah.

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