Ukrainian Jewish Committee holds steady amid financial crisis


NEW YORK (JTA) — The Ukrainian Jewish Committee has not had to cut any of its programs due to financial difficulties.

The committee, which primarily lobbies the Ukrainian and other governments on issues of Jewish interest and concern, said a July 27 report by JTA saying that the group was cutting programs was erroneous.

"We did not cut any programs," said Eduard Dolinsky, director general of the committee.

The July 27 report also suggested that the group receives funding from the United Jewish Communities federation umbrella organization, but Dolinsky said it does not.

While Dolinsky noted that the Ukranian Jewish Committee has seen its income drop slightly due to the economic crisis, he said it has not had to curtail its activities.

This report corrects a July 27 news item. JTA regrets the error.

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