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Guests from Great Britain

On June 5 delegation of 25 Jews from Great Britain – The Jewish Identity Group – visited KJJC. The group came to Moldova through Romania as they were looking for the roots and history of the local Jewish communities.

The group joined other 200 people in the KJJC Theater hall for a wonderful klezmer music concert prepared by the Jewish library and JCC KEDEM. Brilliant and masterly violin of Vladimir Goihman, leader of “Freigish” klezmer band, songs in Yiddish and Ladino performed by Alla Derezko, soloist of the band, really touched the souls of people.

The second part of the concert became a kind of benefit of one of the most famous and talented local klezmer singers – Yefim Chiorny and his Theater of the Jewish Song. The audience was fascinated by Yefim’s moving and expressive manner of performance, strong voice and personal charm and charisma.

After the concert the group met directors and boards’ chairs of the KJJC organizations, and Stuart Saffer, JDC Country Director for Belarus and Moldova, made an informative presentation on the Campus activities, challenges and plans. He answered questions about demographic and economic situation in Moldova and the local Jewish community. In the end of the meeting guests got presents – bookmarks and magnets with KJJC organizations contact data.

“We all enjoyed our visit here”, wrote Suzanne in the KJJC Guest Book. “The work that is done is very impressive. We hope to come back in the future. We wish all of you, your helpers and future helpers luck and success.”