Jewish Center celebrations in May
May 8 – Jerusalem Day
Jerusalem day was celebrated on May 8. The celebration featured the opening of an exhibit of photographs and paintings commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem, sponsored by The Culture Center of Israel.
Shmuel Polischuk, Director of The Culture Center of Israel and First Secretary of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened the ceremony. Mr. Polischuk expressed his feelings and impressions about Jerusalem. He described Jerusalem as “a symbol of eternity” and a center of civilization that welcomes people of all faiths and ethnicities. He notedthat “the Jewish world is unimaginable apart from the city of Jerusalem.”
Mr. Polischuk’s comments were followed by music performances by young artists from KEDEM’s music groups, and by visiting Fulbright Scholar and singer Benjy Fox-Rosen The songs were sung in Hebrew and Yiddish.
After the ceremony, participants were invited to see a movie about the history and modern life of Jerusalem.
To the State of Israel Jubilee
On April 23 a new party in the frames of the program KJJC Gathers Friends took place. This time the “passengers” of a symbolic plane went to the Holy Land. The flight was dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Israel Independence. New dances and songs by the JCC art-groups and famous Moldovan musicians on the board, greetings words and warm and personal feelings from the part of Shmuel Polishuk, the 1st secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Yakov Tikhman, businessman, artist, writer, producer, Aron Shneyer, Manager of Community Relations from Yad Vashem made us recall about relatives and friends living in Israel, impressions of the visits to the historical Motherland of our people.