The Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies (UAJS) is a professional non-governmental organization aimed to coordinate activities for the development of Jewish Studies in Ukraine.

In cooperation with world’s top academic institutions, the UAJS organizes round tables, discussions, public lectures, mini courses, and other academic events.

In 2015–2020, the UAJS co-administered the MA in Jewish Studies Program at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

Judaica Ukrainica, a peer-reviewed annual journal of the UAJS, accepts scholarly contributions – articles, documentary publications, and reviews – in a variety of fields ranging from Jewish civilization broadly conceived to Jews, Jewish history and culture in Ukraine.

The membership of the UAJS is open to scholars resident in Ukraine and abroad, who work in the field of Jewish Studies, translators to and from Jewish languages, artists, etc. There are two (Full and Student) membership categories.





Dr. Vitaly Chernoivanenko

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Vice President

Dr. Serhiy Hirik

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Tetiana Batanova

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Program Director

Nadia Ufimtseva

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Prof. Eugeny Kotlyar (Head of the UAJS Academic Board)

Monumental Painting and Art History Departments,
Curator of the Center for Oriental Studies,
Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts



Prof. Maksym Gon

Chair of the Political Science Department,
Rivne State University of Humanities,
Director of the Center for Studies
of Memory Policy and Public History "Mnemonics"


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Prof. Oksana Dovhopolova

Department of Philosophy and Methodology of Cognition,
Illia Mechnikov Odessa National University



Dr. Kateryna Malakhova

Research fellow, Hryhoriy Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy,
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Historical research officer, ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative


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Prof. Ivan Monolatii 

Department of Political Science,
Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University
Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce,
Branch in Piotrków Trybunalski (Poland)



Dr. Anatolii Podolskyi

Director of the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies (UCHS)
Leading research fellow at the Department of Theory and History of Political Science,
Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 



Dr. Taissa Sydorchuk

Director of the Omeljan Pritsak Research Center for Oriental Studies,
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy



Prof. Oleksiy Khamray

Director of the Middle East Department,
Ahatanhel Krymskyi Institute of Oriental Studies,
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Director of the Master Program in Jewish Studies,
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy



Prof. Dmytro Tsolin

Director of the Center for Jewish Studies 
at the National University of Ostroh Academy,
Professor at the Department of Biblical Studies
at the Ukrainian Catholic University 


UAJS Administration and Executive Committee (2015–2019)