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Our Team

We are – a team of volunteers united by the common cause. More then two years we are researching the most versatile aspects of the past of our country. There are people in our team majoring in history, economics, computer sciences, social studies, photography, video-recording, graphic art… We are young and not so young, but all of us are creative and passionate, those who love to travel and to learn new things, and we always ready to socialize and to answer all of your questions.

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Alexander Elkin

oelkin@jews.in.ua

In life I am...
I devote lots of my time to various educational projects and programs, using modern information technologies. I think it is important to expose myself to Jewish community, to participate and be active in community life, which offers various educational initiatives.

Why am I in the project?
"Jews on the map of Ukraine" is my most courageous dream. I hope it has a big future.

What am I doing in the project?
I am a Director of the Project.

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Anna Grinker

agrinker@jews.in.ua

In life I am...
Judaica takes the main place among my interests. I participate in educational projects, camps organization, and I am involved in volunteer activities.

Why am I in the project?
Historian is my major occupation and my type of mentality. I like to explore our past, to make discoveries, to socialize, to travel, to submerse in other cultures.

What am I doing in the project?
I am a Project Coordinator. I gather information as well as contact communities...

Marina Stalinskaja ripMarina Stalinskaya

In life I am...
I am an Instructor of Jewish culture, history, traditions, philosophy and literature; researching Holocaust of European Jews, life of Jewish communities of different regions; hosting different tours of Jewish sites.

Why am I in the project?
I consider it necessary for people interested in the history of Ukraine. Life of Jewish communities is an integral part of it. Today people from different countries are interested in their roots, and many roots happen to be from here. A search for interesting and unknown facts, a possibility to pass it to young generation – make me a part of this project.

What am I doing in the project?
I am a Project Education Coordinator.

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Aleksandra Loshak

aloshak@jews.in.ua

In life I am...
I am a private archivist, engaged in archival and bibliographic search.

Why am I in the project?
I discover for myself new horizons of possibilities in partnership with interesting and good people.

What am I doing in the project?
I am an Editor of the project - the person responsible for meaningful and stylistic texts completeness.

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Leonid Storozhuk

lstorozhuk@jews.in.ua

In life I am...
I am active in creative pursuits.

Why am I in the project?
I was invited to join the staff of the working group.

What am I doing in the project?
I am an Art Coordinator of the Project. I work with a television documentaries, graphics, sketches and photography.

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Svetlana Rizhikova

sryzhykova@jews.in.ua

In life I am...
I am a person, who loves history very much. But it was poorly taught in school.

Why am I in the project?
That is why precisely I am in the project!

What am I doing in the project?
Studying, memorizing, so that later on I can tell people about it.

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Zhanna Elkina

zhelkina@jews.in.ua

In life I am...
I am a woman and a mother, which is trying to be fun and helpful.

Why am I in the project?
With great nostalgia, remembering stories from my parents, I am using an opportunity to visit these Jewish towns, where my parents came from.

What am I doing in the project?
I want to understand a history of Jewish people, which lies on surface. I am sharing my experiences in my poems.

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Alina Matiienko

amatienko@jews.in.ua

In life I am...
I am a student of Department of History. I study history and culture of Jewish people. Enthusiastic about dancing, love to travel and find out something absolutely new.

Why am I in the project?
My main idea is: "I want to know everything", and the project helps me to pursue it. And I wish very much to get people interested, let them know; after all, not many people know a lot about it.

What am I doing in the project?
I gather information, filling of our website. I am responsible for project life in framework of social networks.

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Sergey Savenko

ssavenko@jews.in.ua

In life I am...
I am a student of Economic Sciences Department. My hobbies are: music, literature, photography, tourism.

Why am I in the project?
For me -it is an opportunity to expand my vision, gather unique knowledge and try to deliver them to people, an opportunity to do something helpful and useful and not to be “left out outside"...

What am I doing in the project?
A little bit of everything, perhaps. Mostly creative and artistic work.

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Aleksandra Savostina

asavostina@jews.in.ua

In life I am...
I am a student of a Computer Science Department. I work with photography.

Why am I in the project?
Travel - is a favorite and an important part of my life. Since I am a very curious person with an active life vision, I think that this project - is for me, and I am - for this project.

What am I doing in the project?
I am a photographer. I am making an effort to capture all of the interesting moments; so, I can share stories, emotions, and a spirit of our small towns and people. In this project, despite my technical major, I was able to be a historian.

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Anastasia Fedorchuk

afedorchuk@jews.in.ua

In life I am...
I am a student of a Historical Department. I participate in programs dedicated to history of Kharkov, heritage of Jewish people, and their culture and traditions.

Why am I in the project?
I am participating in this project because it provides the opportunity to find out more details about Jews of Ukraine and to discover in myself many various qualities, as we learn more.

What am I doing in the project?
I gather information, work in archives, etc.

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Anastasiya Shkarupa

ashkarupa@jews.in.ua

In life I am...
I am a student of a Historical Department.

Why am I in the project?
I am engaged in work that I like, and its nice that one can receive information from "work enthusiasts". And also, because of our team - I love and value all of them.

What am I doing in the project?
First of all, in the project I collect useful information, and sure enough - self-education.

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Leonid Borbenchuk

lborbenchuk@jews.in.ua

In life I am...
I am a student of Economic Sciences Department. My hobbies are computers and sports. I like to travel.

Why am I in the project?
I like to study other cultures and learn something new. I am interested in history.

What am I doing in the project?
I collect information and I do cartography. I also help with some organizational and administrative tasks.

Сережа Дараган
Sergey Daragan

sdaragan@jews.in.ua

In life I am...
Per say, I am a "one-man orchestra". I do not have a musical education, but music is always in my heart. I work with everything that is important and fun to me, trying myself in various professions, sometimes even incompatible with each others.

Why am I in the project?
Jews are holy and unique people. Not having their own territory for a long time, they managed to plant their seeds in every corner of the globe. And about a fruitage sprouted in Ukraine territory, I find-out from this project.

What am I doing in the project?
I am a photographer. I am trying to recreate the atmosphere of the past and to record the moments of present just by means of camera lens.

Новый участник
New Participant

stranger@jews.in.ua

In life I am...
I am an active, creative, cheerful, energetic, curious person open to embrace everything new and unusual. I like to travel, to socialize, to get wonder and surprise others.

Why am I in the project?
I like to discover for myself and for others the country where I live, from unusual and unknown point of view, learn about life, traditions and culture of different people.

What am I doing in the project?
I am doing different things I like. The most-of-the-most types of work and activity...

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