New Museum Exhibition at the JCC KEDEM
“We Will Survive: Jewish History of Moldova in Pictures” such name was given to a new exhibition opened at the JCC KEDEM.
Also new interactive possibilities of our Museum were presented – now thanks to generous gift from Rotary club of Seattle (USA) and efforts of the JCC Peace Corps volunteer Carl Donovan our Museum is equipped with monitors, headphones and Wi-Fi that allow you to find and watch films, video and photo on the topic you are interested in.
During the last years Museum of the Jewish Heritage of Moldova of the JCC KEDEM was completely redesigned and has three premises that tell about last 150 years of the modern Jewish history in our country.
This work has become possible thanks to many grants received from the Rothschild Hanadiv Foundation, Anna Frank Fund, and JDC.
Inauguration of the exhibition was honored by presence of Mr. Yaromir Kvapil, Czech Republic Ambassador in Moldova, Mrs. Ulrike Knotz, Ambassador of Germany in Moldova, representatives of other international organizations, Museums, Universities.
“On a small space you managed to concentrate and show something big and important!” told Elena Radu, specialist in the sphere of strategic management.
“Museum will help keeping memory about Jews who made a lot for Chisinau and Moldova”, shared Arina Sato, writer.
American tradition at the KJJC
JCC KEDEM annually celebrates USA Independence day. Our JCC has many connections to this country: Irwin Jacobs from San Diego is the main sponsor of the KJJC construction; American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is our founder and the biggest supporter of our activities; we had the honor to conduct a series of memorable programs with the USA Embassy in Moldova and received from it several grants that significantly helped to develop our Museum, Tolerance and Youth clubs and camps; we have over 7 years long partnership with the Peace Corps as well as other Jewish and non-Jewish US based organizations.
And this time we were honored by presence and greetings by Ambassador of the USA in the Republic of Moldova Mr. James Pettit and Mrs. Rita Mahoney, Acting Country Director of the Peace Corps in Moldova. Stella Harmelina, JCC Director, who led the ceremony, also greeted the audience and then invited Global MecoRock project singers (where we partner with Venezuela, Israel and USA) who nicely performed songs in English and Hebrew.