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Welcome to our Press Room where you’ll find recent articles about Project Kesher, press releases, background information, videos, photos, and recent news announcements.

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Project Kesher's Connections Across Communities

October 20, 2016, New Jersey: The Jewish Standard

Elaine S. Cohen shared her experience with PK's Torah Return Project and English Language Program after visiting Moscow and Odessa with Project Kesher -- and meeting her English Language Partner Inna Motornaya in person!


A Torah Travels

September 22, 2016, New Jersey: The Jewish Standard

The origin of a Torah returned to the region can be a fascinating turn of events, and Project Kesher has now returned 34. Learn how one of 4 Torah scrolls brought to the region on the recent "Venture Out" trip (taken by PK's All-Women's delegation) made its way from the Bronx, Odessa, Ukraine.


How One Nonprofit Senior Staff Uses Walks and Talks

November 5, 2015, Beth's Blog

PK Chief Advancement Officer, Karen Bloom, shows how effective it is to take walking meetings - and why it really is most important to take care of yourself before you can empower others.


Ukrainian Jewish Women Undertake Urgent Activism

February 15, 2015, The Philadelphia Jewish Voice

Project Kesher supporter and Global Day Trip participant Rabbi Goldie Milgram shares with the Philadelphia Jewish Voice the importance of PK activism in the region - strengthening Jewish identity and building civil society - when the fate of its security remains unclear.

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A United Stand

November 19, 2014, The Baltimore Jewish Times

As they prepared for Project Kesher's 25th Anniversary (and first-ever) Global Day Trip in New York City on November 23, 2014, Project Kesher leaders Irina Skliankina (from Tula, Russia) and Vlada Bystrova Nedak (from Krivoy Rog, Ukraine) spoke with Simone Ellin of The Baltimore Jewish Times about their experiences as Jewish leaders and advocates for social change during very challenging time.

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Ukraine has never had it easy

March 6, 2014, JWeekly

Sue Fishkoff at J Weekly reports on the situation in Ukraine and shares a Project Kesher perspective
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From Project Kesher-Israel: The Bat Mitzvah girl who made Kotel history

October 28, 2014, The Forward

We are so pleased that Rita Kashner's article featuring Project Kesher-Israel was published in the Forward's blog/website.
The Bat Mitzvah Girl Who Made Kotel History>>

Speaking about recent developments in her work, Lesley Sachs, Project Kesher-Israel Director tells us,

"For me one of the most exciting aspects of what happened is the fact that we got a lot of press in the Russian speaking media and this is what PKI wants, to have a say in the public discussions and an influence on topics such as pluralism, freedom of religion & women's status in Israel."


We thank Rita for her inspirational writing and Lesley for continuing to advance the work of Project Kesher in Israel.

Project Kesher on the Radio

December 20, 2014

Project Kesher Executive Director, Karyn Gershon, spoke about the current situation in Ukraine on WMC Live with Robin Morgan on Saturday, December 20th at 4:00 a.m. EST. Download the podcast>>


Past Radio Interviews

March 4, 2014

Project Kesher Executive Director, Karyn Gershon, spoke about the crisis in Ukraine on WBEZ (91.5) national public radio in Chicago on Worldview with Jerome McDonnell on Monday, March 3rd at 12:06 p.m. CST. She also spoke on WBAI (99.5) in New York on Tuesday, March 4th at 7:15 a.m. EST on the Morning Show.

Also, listen to Karyn Gershon's February 28th interview on Michael G. Haskins Morning News Program on WBAI 99.5 FM Pacifica Radio.


Let my people stay

April 2014

As tensions erupted in Ukraine over the past few months, Project Kesher (PK) leaders wondered whether Jewish women in the region would gather to celebrate the 20th year of PK Global Women's Seders.  And they did in record numbers.
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