Public lecture "Jewish Identity and Antisemitism: Forms and Mutual Influences"


Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy

Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies

National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, MA in Jewish Studies Program



Public lecture



Jewish Identity and Antisemitism: Forms and Mutual Influences



Contemporary Antisemitism in Ukraine and Worldwide



Different types of Jewish identity will be traced in this lecture, as well as Jewish identity’s form and essence. The lecturer will pay attention to the causes of the transformations of one’s Jewish self-consciousness. He will explore how the changes of Jewish identities influence the emergence of new antisemitic stereotypes. Contemporary forms of Jewish identity and antisemitism in Ukraine and across the globe will be also discussed.



Yosyf Zissels is a Ukrainian civic leader, Executive Co-President of the Association of the Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine (Vaad of Ukraine), Executive Co-President of the Congress of Ethnic Communities of Ukraine, Chairman of the General Council of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress. He is the author of such books as If I am not for myself... (2000, in Russian) and If not now... (2006, in Russian).



Office of the NaUKMA

Jewish Studies Programs,


Kyiv, Voloska Street 8/5,

building 5, basement


20 May 2016

Friday, 6 p.m.


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