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Holiday of Poetry

On November 13 a nice event took place - meeting with the poet Michael Finckel. It was organized by the JCC KEDEM and Coffeemolka café in the frames of “Kishinev Readings” cycle. 

Michael Finckel is working for over 18 years in the JDC structures in Moldova and is the author of four books of poetry, essays and translations dedicated to Jewish topics, lyrics, philosophy.

Over 70 people gathered in the premises of Coffeemolka admired the program that besides poems read by the author and invited professional actors included songs performed by the JCC vocal group “Tal Tal”.

“It was wonderful, the words and thoughts about our life, the most intimate feelings, hopes and dreams just stop us in this crazy world and temp”, said Elena. “This kind of parties is obligatory because thanks to such people and books we understand better ourselves and can find answers.”

Intellectual Victories

On November 9 an online tournament of intellectual quiz The Cup of the State of Israel "Hamburg Account" took place at the KJJC for the 1st time. The tournament was initiated by Israeli intellectuals and included about 200 of teams from FSU, Israel, and Czech Republic. In KJJC gathered 14 teams. The event was organized thanks to the joint efforts of the Israeli Cultural Center, JCC KEDEM and the Jewish Community of Moldova. 

David Mamistvalov, the 1st secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel in Moldova, and Michael Finckel, JCC Deputy Director, opened the tournament and wished successes and victories in the future.

“November 9 is the Crystal Night Memorial Day and our gathering here and this tournament prove that we are alive, that we are developing and have the future in spite of any enemies”, said Michael.

Person of the Year Ceremony - 5773

This year, the third award ceremony "Person of the Year" totalized the results of the JCC partnerships in 5773 with over 80 guests gathered in the Hall including representatives of the diplomatic corps, philanthropists and prominent figures of culture and education. The awards were presented in traditional seven categories: educational, community and cultural projects, joint projects with embassies, supporting young talents, the best coverage in mass-media, philanthropy and charity. 

Among the award winners this year were: William Moser, USA Ambassador in Moldova, Artur Michalski, Ambassador of Poland, Matyas Szilagyi, Ambassador of Hungary, David Mamistvalov, the 1st secretary of the Israeli Embassy in Moldova, Vladimir Belyaev, Union of Composers Chair, conductor Igor Ersak, Jacob Ackerman, “Maccabi-Moldova” President, Vladimir Tsinkler, Former Ghetto Prisoners Association Head, Marina Lekartseva, Jewish Community of Moldova Director, Olga Levus, Jewish Family Service Director and others. 

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Jacobs!

In October 2013 Mr. Irwin Jacobs was 80. Really self-made man, engineer, businessman, philanthropist and what is most important for us – the main donor of foundation of the Kishinev Jacobs Jewish Campus in 2005.  

On behalf of Kishinev Jacobs Jewish Campus organizations we have the honor and are pleased to congratulate Mr. Jacobs with the nice jubilee!

Along with many people in the world we are honored to be beneficiaries of his philanthropic efforts and kind heart deeds.

We are happy and proud to inform that during over eight years of the KJJC existence and activities it became the most popular and famous ethnic center in Kishinev that runs over 50 welfare, educational and cultural programs and 100 mass events that attract annually over 6,000 people.

With warmth and gratitude we remember all the visits of Irwin Jacobs and his family members to the Campus and will always be happy to meet again.

We wish Irwin, Joan, their sons and grandsons health, peace, and realization of ideas and dreams.

Ad Mea Ve Esrim! Up to 120!

Youth Club Opens the Season

The 5th season of the JCC youth club “Haverim” was opened in a bright and loud atmosphere in one of the central and most popular night clubs of the city. During the party where about 500 people participated, six special prizes were given to the best projects of the club during the last year. Musical part was prepared by the JCC art groups and special guests. Tasty fruit, cheese and wine, modern music and warm words by Michael Shuv, JDC Director in Moldova, Stella Harmelina, JCC KEDEM Director, and other partners of the club assisted the opening ceremony to become successful and attractive.