XV interreligious youth seminar "Ark" held in Dnipro
For six days, participants attended master classes, listened to lectures, training sessions and discussions with the participation of well-known scientists, public and cultural figures, as well as presented their traditions, culture, and achievements. So they learned to learn about each other's culture and look for ways to understand each other.
On the first day, the participants took a tour of the Dnieper River, which was conducted by the head of the Information Department of the Institute "Tkuma" Zoryana Bondar, took part in integration training sessions from the deputy director of the Institute and Museum "memory of the Jewish people and the Holocaust in Ukraine" on psychological and pedagogical work Lyudmila Kozina.
On July 15, the grand opening of the seminar was held with the participation of representatives of regional authorities, scientists and public figures, representatives of various national and religious groups.
"We are glad to meet the participants of the Ark in Dnipro. Our first seminar was held back in 2003, and this year it celebrates its 15th anniversary. It is symbolic that on the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence, Ark is being held for the first time in the Dnipropetrovsk region, "Igor Shchupak, director of the museum" memory of the Jewish people and the Holocaust in Ukraine", Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies "Tkuma", shared on his Facebook page.
After the celebrations, the participants listened to the lecture "own, other, alien, common: Scylla and Charybdis of the modern world" by Dr. Volodymyr Yermolenko, philosopher, essayist, translator. Consequently, at the end of the day," Ark members "visited Zaporizhia, where they visited the island of Khortytsia in the Chaika shipping Museum and the Historical and Cultural Complex "Zaporizhska Sich".
Each subsequent day on the Ark was devoted to getting acquainted with the history, culture and religion of ethnic groups.
On July 16, representatives of the Jewish group introduced the seminar participants to the peculiarities of their culture and history. Among the events that took place on this day is a tour of the museum "memory of the Jewish people and the Holocaust in Ukraine" and the world's largest Jewish Community Center "Menorah". Together with the head of the scientific Department of the Holocaust Institute "Tkuma" and the Museum, Dr. Iryna Radchenko, and the researcher Dr. Olena Ishchenko.
Ark members visited the museum "memory of the Jewish people and the Holocaust in Ukraine", the Menorah Center, got acquainted with the history of Yekaterinoslav-Dniepropetrovsk-Dnipro, the tragedy of the Holocaust. We visited the Golden Rose synagogue and a master class on Cooking Jewish dishes.
The fourth day of the seminar was the "Polish day" on the "Ark", which the participants held in Kharkiv – the heart of Slobozhanshchina.