The idea of holding a series of lectures in the form of free visits is not a novelty for "Tkuma" Institute. In particular, Dr. Igor Shchupak, "Tkuma" Institute and the Holocaust Museum Director, conducted similar sessions in various cities and countries. Since the opening of the Holocaust Museum "Tkuma" Institute found decent platform for the Sunday Club in our hometown.

The Sunday Club is monthly classes on interesting and important issues of the Jewish past in the context of Ukrainian and World History.

The main objective of the project is the formation of tolerant consciousness and increasing social and cultural competence.

The meetings are held in the form of interactive lectures, discussions, "round tables", interviews, tours, workshops, etc., allowing us to understand the origins of xenophobia, Holocaust preconditions and understand the causes of religious strife. The sessions are held by "Tkuma" Institute research associates as well as historians, philosophers, political scientists, religious scholars from Ukraine and other countries. Among the guests who participated in the sessions as co-presenters there were Telman Mamedov, one of the leaders of the Azerbaijani Community of Dnipropetrovsk, Dr Oleh Repan, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Assistant Professor of Department of History of Ukraine of Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University and others.

The Sunday club is attended by diverse audience of different professions, faiths and ages. On average, 50 participants come to the Sunday Club.


 

On May 28, 2017 within the session of the Sunday Club “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” organized presentation of the book “Breaking Stereotypes” by Dr. Eli Nacht.

On March 12, 2017 regular session of the Sunday Club, dedicated to Ukrainian-Jewish relations in the 19th – beginning of the 20th c., was conducted. The session gathered school and university students, teachers, and local historians.

The session was conducted by Valentyn Rybalka, “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum Research Associate, who noted that the first half of the twentieth century was marked by a number of humanitarian catastrophes that showed the crisis of human civilization. First of all, these were World War I, the tragedy of the Armenian people, the Holodomor, World War II and the Holocaust. To some extent, the Holocaust became the result of Jewish and non-Jewish population relations in previous years, so this period is called “The Eve of Catastrophe”.

On February 19, 2017 regular session of the Sunday Club was held on the base of “Tkuma” Institute for Holocaust Studies and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”.

On December 11, 2016 “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies hosted the Sunday club session. Representatives of Myrgorod Jewish Community led by Mykhaylo Rutgaizer joined the event.

On November 20, 2016 World Annual “Day of Jewish Knowledge” was conducted. Traditionally, the main events were held in Jewish Cultural Center “Solomonika” under the support of JDC and in partnership with “Hillel” Youth Organization. Educational activities of that day also included regular session of the Sunday Club conducted by Dr. Igor Shchupak, “Tkuma” Institute and the Holocaust Museum director.