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Jewish Life in Independent Ukraine: Fifteen Years After the Collapse

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Publication Date: April 2007

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Betsy Gidwitz

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Population estimate; Jewish identification; FSU; Demography

Type: Report

Coverage: Ukraine


The author outlines the situation of the Jewish population of Ukraine, estimated to be between 100,000 and 200,000. The population is declining, the author explains, due to a low birthrate, and high levels of intermarriage and assimilation. Jewish community life in Ukraine is organized and maintained mostly by foreigners, the author notes. Popular antisemitism is also on the rise.