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The Kyiv Jewish Forum is an annual event bringing together top global leaders to discuss and share their insights on the most pressing issues facing Jewish communities worldwide.

Day 1. December 15

Opening Remarks

Boris Lozhkin, President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine
Volodomyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine
Robert Singer, Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact, CAM Senior Adviser
Isaac Herzog, President of the State of Israel
Ronald S. Lauder, President, World Jewish Congress
Ben Cardin, US Senator for Maryland
Doug Lamborn, US Representative for Colorado
Miguel Moratinos, UN High-Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations
Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine
Lucio Malan, Senator of the Republic of Italy

Opening Session – Opportunities and Challenges for the Jewish World in 2022

Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Baby Yar Foundation and Holocaust Memorial Center
Michael Mirilashvili, President, Euro-Asian Jewish Congress
Dani Dayan, Chairman, Yad Vashem
David Harris, CEO, American Jewish Committee
William Daroff, CEO, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO, Anti-Defamation League
Marina Yudborovsky, CEO, Genesis Philanthropy Group
Mark Levin, CEO, National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry

30th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between Israel and Ukraine

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Ze’ev Elkin, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Housing and Construction of Israel
Pnina Tamano Shata, Minister of Immigration and Absorption of Israel
Idan Roll, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel
Amb. Michael Brodsky, Ambassador of Israel to Ukraine
Amb. Yevgen Korniychuk, Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel
Amb. Gennady Nadolenko, Head of Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine, former Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel
Misha Galperin, President & CEO, National Museum of American Jewish History

Day 2. December 16

Opening Remarks
Rabbi Yaakov Bleich, Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine
Yoel Razvozov, Minister of Tourism of Israel
Nachman Shai, Minister of Diaspora Affairs of Israel
Aaron Keyak, U.S Deputy Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
Elan S. Carr, Former U.S Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

Panel: Antisemitism and Hate Speech: Today’s Challenges

Chaired and moderated by Robert Singer, Chairman of the Center for Jewish Impact and CAM Senior Adviser
Denis Monastyrskiy, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine
Shuli Davidovich, Head of Israel’s Foreign Ministry’s Bureau for World Jewish Affairs and World Religions
Prof. Irwin Cotler, Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism
Katharina von Schnurbein, European Commission Coordinator for Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life
Fernando Lottenberg, OAS Commissioner to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

Panel: Lessons From the “Startup Nation” – A Celebration of Jewish Entrepreneurship

Chaired and moderated by Boris Lozhkin, President of the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine
Israel Tal Paz, Co-Founder & CEO, SeeTree
Eshchar Ben Shitrit, CEO, Redefine Meat
Inbal Arieli, Founder and Co-CEO, Synthesis
Nimrod Cohen, Co-Founder, Tel Aviv University Ventures

Two Years of Pandemic – Heading Toward the End?

Viktor Liashko, Minister of Health of Ukraine
Prof. Salman Zarka, Chief COVID-19 Officer of Israel

Panel: Empowering the Next Generation of Jewish Leaders Through Education

Dan Green, Director General & CEO, World ORT
Bishop Borys Gudziak, President, Ukrainian Catholic University
Rabbi Yaakov Bleich, Chief Rabbi of Kyiv and Ukraine

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