American Holidays at the JCC

July 6 became a big holiday for the JCC guests. This day US independence and inauguration of the exhibition dedicated to the AJJDC 100th Anniversary took place. 
“Today we celebrate both 100th Anniversary of the Joint that became one of the most valuable and strong humanitarian organizations in the world based on such universal and such Jewish principles as ‘saving one life you save the world’ and ‘all the Jews are responsible one for another”, said Michael Finckel, JCC Financial-economic and administrative manager, who led the party. “And the 238th Anniversary of the USA, country with significant short history, that we may call self-made country whose one of the mightiest capacities is its people. And it is very connected to Moldova history as after the pogroms and anti-Semitic campaigns of the beginning of 20th century about two million Jews went out from under Russia Eastern Europe mainly to the USA and their and next generations’ input in the development of their new Motherland is really big”.
Honorary guests – Kara McDonald, Deputy Chief Mission of the US Embassy in Moldova, Janet Utecht, Peace Corps Country Director, Michael Shuv, AJJDC Director in Moldova – underlined in their speeches importance of the global and universal humanitarian values adopted by the US founders and meaningful for today. These values are shared in many activities realized by the AJJDC and Peace Corps. Also they stressed on the importance of joint activities and cooperation.
Stella Harmelina, JCC Director, spoke about long-term cooperation with the US Embassy and Peace Corps, number of joint events that were so successful and welcomed by audience and expressed will and hope to continue it in the future.
Nice live saxophone music made a background for the program and acquaintance with impressive lists of photos and facts about the AJJDC 100 years of history mounted on the walls of the KJJC yard.