A new international Jewish organization, ‘The World Forum of Russian Jewry’ was launched during a United Nations ceremony commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacres. Approximately 600 American Russian-speaking Jews and Holocaust survivors took part in the event.
The newly-established organization was established by Alexander L. Levin, president of the Greater Kiev Jewish Community, who will serve as President.
“I have the honor to announce today that we, the Russian-speaking Jews of the world, have established a new organization, ‘The World Forum of Russian-Speaking Jewry,’” declared Levin. “Our goal is to bring together Russian-speaking Jews from around the world in order to save ourselves and other people from the next catastrophe and genocide, to preserve the world peace, and protect our national land at the State of Israel.”
The event was organized by The American Forum of Russian Jewry with the support of the Permanent Missions of Ukraine and Israel to the United Nations.