"Where Did I Meet Victory?"
In 2015, the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany. As a result of genocide in Europe over six million Jews were killed. Hundreds of thousands fought in the Red Army and the Allied armies. Today in Moldova about forty Jewish veterans - participants of the Great Patriotic War live. In Chisinau, there are only twelve people, but to our great regret, not all of them for reasons of health could participate in the festivities. JCC KEDEM Republican Volunteer Center has prepared its own program for these holidays, gathering in the Jewish home both veterans and people who never forget, and pay tribute to all those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom and life.
The program entitled "Where Did I Meet Victory?" supposed a documentary film shooting. A group of volunteers worked on it for a few months. Professional psychologist and other specialists gave advice to volunteers on how to communicate with veterans, asking them questions, keeping in mind that all interviewed were quite elderly people.
This film became the core of the festival, which was held at the Jewish Cultural Center on Sunday, May 10. The program began in the open air, where the veterans and guests were met by wartime melodies and songs by musical orchestra Lyceum Rachmaninov.
Spicy Jazz Party by KEDEM
On May 25 JCC KEDEM organized a special party dedicated to 100th anniversary of Shiko Aranov (Aranovich), a legend of Moldova folk and jazz music, composer and author of over 200 jazz and pop melodies and songs, one of the initiators of Moldova pop music and leader of the 1st in the republic jazz-band “Bucuria”.
Wonderful free atmosphere in “Coffemolca” hall (partner of the event) as it has to be on a jazz party, brilliant musical part by trio “Jazz Academy” could not leave anybody indifferent.
“It was a fantastic evening!” exclaimed Alex. “A special one for music admirers!”