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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.

After this Carl Donovan, JCC Peace Corps Volunteer, made presentation about influence of changes in the society on the jazz music in the USA.

The program accompanied by Coca-Cola and chips on the table was warmly met by over 100 spectators.

“For sure we will be happy to continue tradition of US Independence celebration together with our friends and colleagues and cooperation with our American partners in Moldova and USA!” said Stella in the end.