JCC Open Day
Traditional Open day was organized at the JCC KEDEM on the 1st Sunday of Autumn, September 4. All the programs including fee-for-service ones were presented to everybody who visited the Campus on this day.
New programs that will start the season included modern dance and hand-made art. English, arts, Hebrew, tango, pre-school education and other programs continued to attract people and many kids, teens and adults subscribed for these classes.
The program of the Open Day created a special holiday atmosphere coinciding with the European Jewish Day that was conducted in dozens communities of the continent.
“For me it was for the 1st time and I am really excited”, told Olesya, JCC Fee-for-Service Programs manager. “I was happy that so many people came and I am sure our programs will continue to be among the most successful in the JCC”.
Successful Summer Program for Kids
The Day camp is traditionally one of the most popular summer programs in the JCC KEDEM. This year it lasted for 2.5 months (June 1 – August 19) and attracted totally 75 kids from 7 to 12 years old. Children and parents were really happy to get a special attention and program that included diversified entertainment activities, arts, sports, meals, walking in parks, visits to Zoo, etc.
“It is a pity that the program is coming to its end symbolically together with the summer”, confessed Eva, 11 y.o. “We have to think about soon coming school year but it was so funny to spend these weeks together at KEDEM, we became close friends here”.
“For our family summer day camp was a real gift and great opportunity as we could leave our boy and feel sure that he will be safe and get fun. Thank you!” reported Andrey, 9 y.o. Ivan’s father.
Learning to Live Together
The 6th international interethnic camp “Sources of Tolerance” took place in a picturesque Leordaia village place 70 km from Chisinau.
11 days from July 18 till 29 over 100 teens and guides – participants of the camp – who represented Bulgarian, Moldovan, Romanian, Greek, Jewish, Polish, Rome, Russian, Ukrainian, Gagauzian cultures gathered from Moldova, Ukraine, Russia to get acquainted with the history and traditions of ethnicities that live in Moldova.
Every day was dedicated to a certain culture. “We all are different, we represent various ethnicities”, said Alesya. “But everyone merits equality and esteem”.
The Jewish one took place on Friday, July 22 when a team from the JCC KEDEM brought to the camp one of its last and most successful project – “Global Mecorock – My Voice”. Teens got acquainted with some principal stories from Tora like Creation, Exodus, Babel Tower basing on which they created their own original songs, art and drama numbers.
The main aim of the project organized by the Center of Informal Education “Diversitate” and supported by the JCC KEDEM, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, Polish Embassy in Moldova, UN Dpt. on refugees, Civil Rights Defenders, Jewish Community of Moldova, «AVE-Copiii» and Gary Galanter was to create an atmosphere for dialogue between various ethnic groups, struggling with xenophobia, forming an active civil position at the young generation and promotion of knowledge about polytechnic character of the Republic of Moldova state. .