Episode 76: Message From Ukraine

Vlada Nedak lives in Kryvyi Rih in central Ukraine, only an hour's drive from the front lines of the war. She's a wife and mother and the owner of a menagerie of household pets. She's also the Executive Director of Project Kesher Ukraine, a network of Jewish women building community and leadership. When Russia invaded Ukraine, like many Ukrainians, Vlada was faced with the difficult choice of whether to stay or try to leave the country. In this episode of Can We Talk?, Nahanni speaks with Vlada about her experiences of the war and about how it has affected the women in Project Kesher's network.

 

This episode included Tionesta by Trailhead from Blue Dot Sessions. 

Released May 10, 2022
  • Project Kesher Ukraine Executive Director Vlada Nedak. Photo courtesy of Vlada Nedak. 

  • Women celebrate the 100th anniversary of the bat mitzvah at a Project Kesher event in Odesa, Ukraine, January 29, 2022. Photo courtesy of Project Kesher. 

  • Women celebrate the 100th anniversary of the bat mitzvah at a Project Kesher event in Odesa, Ukraine, January 29, 2022. Photo courtesy of Project Kesher. 

  • Members of a Jewish community in Ukraine prepare to evacuate, April 2022. Photo courtesy of Project Kesher. 

  • Project Kesher Ukraine Executive Director Vlada Nedak
  • Two women at the bimah with a Torah scroll in front of them
  • Woman removes cover from Torah scroll at bimah as group of women looks on
  • People stand near a bus preparing to evacuate unnamed Jewish community in Ukraine

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 76: Message From Ukraine." (Viewed on May 26, 2022) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-76-message-ukraine>.

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