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Open Day for Everybody

On September 8 in the period of the Jewish high holidays JCC conducted its traditional Open Day. All the programs were presented in a bright and creative manner. The event attracted over 250 people, over 70 of them subscribed for fee-for-service workshops such Zumba, Krav Maga, dances, English and Romanian languages, Art school. 
JCC art groups performed during the event decorating it with nice singing and dancing. Traditional for Rosh-ha-Shana apples and honey accompanied wishes of Sweet and Good New Year.
“It was a real holiday!” exclaimed Marina. “Even the gates and the yard of the Jewish Campus were crowned with white and blue balloons. I will continue my English, and my son was impressed by Krav Maga exhibition training. We are sure in KJJC professionalism and high standards!”

Open Air – Open Mind

August 27 is the Independence Day of Moldova. KJJC traditionally holds an Open Air concert led by young conductors, students of Maestro Octavio Calleya (Spain). Over 120 people among whom Elena Belyakova, Interethnic Relations Bureau Director, David Mamistvalov, the 1st Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Janet Utecht, Peace Corps Country Director, and many others old and new friends and partners of the JCC comfortable sat to listen master pieces of Tchaikovsky and Verdi, Britten and Khachaturean. 

This time Maestro brought his students from Spain, Venezuela, Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia and Hungary. “I feel specially coming to Moldova”, said Octavio Calleya. ”Not only because I was born in Kishinev, but I like its history, culture and of course music.”

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Jewish Center celebrations in May

May 8 – Jerusalem Day

Jerusalem day was celebrated on May 8.  The celebration   featured the opening of an exhibit of photographs and paintings commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem, sponsored by The Culture Center of Israel.

Shmuel Polischuk, Director of The Culture Center of Israel and First Secretary of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs opened the ceremony.  Mr. Polischuk expressed his feelings and impressions about Jerusalem.  He described Jerusalem as “a symbol of eternity” and a center of civilization that welcomes people of all faiths and ethnicities. He notedthat  “the Jewish world is unimaginable apart from the city of Jerusalem.”

 Mr. Polischuk’s comments were followed by music performances by young artists from KEDEM’s music groups, and by visiting Fulbright Scholar and singer Benjy Fox-Rosen The songs were sung in Hebrew and Yiddish. 

 After the ceremony, participants were invited to see a movie about the history and modern life of Jerusalem.

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Traditionally the Jewish Cultural Center KEDEM celebrated USA Independence day to share the joy of the holiday with partners, friends and relatives who live overseas. This year on July 7 on all the grounds of the JCC – in the Theatre Hall, Open Air, main hall of the 1st floor everything was prepared for celebration.

Another reason to celebrate U.S. Independence Day: an American businessman and philanthropist Irwin Jacobs was the main sponsor of the KJJC construction and the activities of our center were made possible thanks to the American Jewish Committee "Joint".

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To the State of Israel Jubilee

On April 23 a new party in the frames of the program KJJC Gathers Friends took place. This time the “passengers” of a symbolic plane went to the Holy Land. The flight was dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Israel Independence. New dances and songs by the JCC art-groups and famous Moldovan musicians on the board, greetings words and warm and personal feelings from the part of Shmuel Polishuk, the 1st secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Yakov Tikhman, businessman, artist, writer, producer, Aron Shneyer, Manager of Community Relations from Yad Vashem made us recall about relatives and friends living in Israel, impressions of the visits to the historical Motherland of our people. 

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