KEDEM Brings Exhibitions to Beltsy
Realizing one of its mission tasks to be the main Jewish center in the region JCC KEDEM brought another exhibition to Beltsy, the 2nd biggest Jewish and general community in the country. This time it was dedicated to Righteous among the Nations from Romania. Marius Lazurca, Ambassador of Romania in Moldova, and Stella Harmelina, JCC KEDEM director, opened the event for dozens of students and teachers of local schools and universities as well as the Jewish organizations participants who gathered in the local welfare and cultural center “Hesed Yakov”.
The exhibition will stay in Beltsy for several weeks attracting more and more visitors.
Global Mecorock Project Progress
On March 20 two events marked a new step in the project development in Moldova: inauguration of exhibition of new art works and concert presented by the project to the Festival of Languages program. This time the stories of Rachel and Lea and Babel Tower became those new themes that pushed imagination and will to create of the participants.
About 15 pictures entered the exhibitioncomposition, two new dances, two songs and tow instrumental melodies made the concert program. Now it is one of the most important stages of the project 2nd year as in two months the final event will take place.
In parallel project leadership started to work on expansion of the idea to other towns of the country – and Beltsy will become the 1th one that by may will host exhibition from Chisinau and will start work on its own works receiving all the didactic materials from KEDEM. In perspective are the plans to start Global Mecorock in Tiraspol and Rybnitsa and later in Odessa and Kharkov (Ukraine).
JCC KEDEM – A Week before Purim
The week before Purim became a very intensive one for the JCC KEDEM. On March 16 a nice joint program with the Swedish Embassy in Moldova and “Hesed Yakov” welfare and cultural center of Beltsy took place. It was dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg and based on the exhibition rendered by the Embassy to JCC KEDEM yet in January. The program attracted over 120 people including local officials, teachers of history, students of universities and lyceums.
On March 19 youth club “Haverim” of the JCC celebrated its 7 birthday. During this period the club became very popular for young people who are looking for their Jewish roots, who like to gather and discuss interesting themes, play games, make sports, etc. Recently the club won another JDC grant for AJT (Active Jewish Teens) programs that will help realize new ideas and projects.