Developing Jewish International Partnership
During November 1-6 Amitim projects Conference and JCC Global Conference took place in Jerusalem. On behalf of ten JCC KEDEM the leadership of the organization took part in these important events that gathered over 400 delegates from 25 countries.
The main issue discussed on the 1st Conference was development of seven international projects run by 27 JCCs from FSU, Israel, North America and Europe in the frames of Amitim program. Our Center is conducting ‘Global MecoRock-My Voice’ project together with JCCs in Emek Hefer, Caracas and New Jersey.
The next event put many important questions as destiny of Jews in modern Europe, integration in Israel, Jewish Art in the modern world, included meetings with key people in the sphere of culture, politics, visits to the art schools, museums, JCCs in Jerusalem.
Cup of Tishrey, ed. 2
Soccer Cup of Tishrey initiated last year by the JCC KEDEM becomes one of the most beloved events of the Fall period in the Jewish community of Chisinau. This time the tournament attracted six teams: Maccabi-Moldova, Israeli Cultural Center, JCC KEDEM, Jewish Family Service, Hillel and JAFI. All these organizations plus Jewish Community of Moldova and Hesed welfare center supported jointly its organization and financing demonstrating a good example and potential of the programs conducted by many Jewish organizations together.
This year Maccabi as a better professionally prepared team steadily won the 1st place as well as the prizes for the best player and best striker. ICC got the 2nd place and KEDEM for the second year consecutively the bronze. All the teams received champagne and sweets. A very emotional and meaningful speech was pronounced at the beginning of the tournament by one of the best players in Moldova soccer history Vladimir Tsinkler, now former ghetto and concentration camps association chair. He also presented his book that became another award for the best player of the Cup.