An open letter to Vladimir Putin from the leaders of the Ukrainian Jewish community


In March an open letter was sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin, signed by a number of important leaders of the Ukrainian Jewish community, including the guest speaker at the Future Perspectives conference Josef Zissels.

The letter, among other things, urged Mr Putin to not destabilise the Eastern region of Ukraine and to stop “attempts of delegitimizing the new Ukrainian government”.

The full letter is available to read via the following link:

Please remember to sign up to the Future Perspectives Conference on our Eventbrite page to see Mr Zissels speak on the present situation in Ukraine.


6 months since Josef Zissels’ Speach at Euromaidan


Today has not only been Father’s Day in the UK but has also marked six months since Josef Zissels, Head of the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine, addressed the crowd of protestors at Maidan Square in central Kiev. On a December day six months ago Mr Zissels declared that; “We [Ukraine] need a new government, a government of national unity that shall hold the country back from the gaping pit, that shall preserve its integrity, prevent discord and civil war, and prepares civilized elections with no falsification or government resources used”.

The full text of his speech can be found translated via this link:

Mr Zissels will be speaking on the current situation of the Ukrainian revolution and the country’s Jewish community in London at the Future Perspectives conference on the 30th of June.

Josef Zissels speaking at Euromaidan in Kiev last December.

Josef Zissels speaking at Euromaidan in Kiev last December.

To register for the conference, which is free and open to the public, follow this link: