President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with representatives of Jewish clergy and military personnel.
The Head of State thanked for the support provided by the Jewish communities during the full-scale Russian invasion. Volodymyr Zelenskyy congratulated the meeting participants on the upcoming Rosh Hashanah holiday.
"We have come a long way, this very difficult year. In the new year, I wish all of you, your families, loved ones and the people you help health and peace. Peace can only come through Ukraine's victory. Thank you for bringing this peace closer with your work, prayers, and activities together with the entire people of Ukraine, military and civilians," the President said.
The Head of State expressed gratitude to the representatives of Jewish communities who tell people around the world the truth about the consequences of Russian aggression in Ukraine.
Rabbi Raphael Rutman, Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine, blew the ritual shofar horn on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.
The following people delivered speeches at the meeting: Chief Rabbi of Dnipro Shmuel Kaminetsky, Chief Rabbi of Kharkiv Moshe Moskowitz, Chairman of the Council of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine Rabbi Meir Stambler, Chief Rabbi of Uman Yaakov Jan, Chief Rabbi of the Jewish religious community of the Central Synagogue of Kyiv Moshe Asman, Chief Rabbi of Khmelnytskyi Yosef Teitelbaum, Chief Rabbi of Lviv Mordechai Bald, Chaplain of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine Yakiv Syniakov. They spoke about the work of Jewish communities in Ukraine during the full-scale Russian invasion, in particular, the provision of humanitarian and charitable assistance to the affected Ukrainians. They also emphasized the participation of Jewish organizations in the reconstruction of Ukraine.
The representatives of Jewish clergy thanked the Head of State for the meeting on the eve of Rosh Hashanah and handed him a symbolic menorah.
The President presented Ukrainian servicemen with the Orders "For Courage" of the II and III degrees.