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Claims Conference Representative Visits Moldova

During December 14-16 Ms. Diana Kogan, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. Program Associate, visited Moldova to meet with the local Jewish organizations and get acquainted with the KJJC activities where Claims Conference is one of the most significant sponsors.
Ms. Kogan’s program included meetings with JDC Representative in Moldova, directors of the KJJC organizations, visit to Museum of Moldova Jewry History, home visit to Holocaust survivor, and discussion of several projects that were supplied to Claims for grants receiving.
“Jewish community of Moldova cooperates with Claims Conference for many years, and your input and help are invaluable”, said Michael Finckel, KJJC PR Department Head. “We hope that support of our programs and new projects will continue and give appreciable push to the local Jewish organizations self-sufficiency development”.
“Thank you for your very interesting introduction to the Moldovan Jewish community and KEDEM. All the best”, wrote Ms. Kogan in the KJJC Guest Book.

Dr. Simhovich Business School: New Stage of Study

Young businessmen from Moldova, Ukraine, and Belarus have passed the three-week seminar in Israel in the frames of MASHAV project supported by JDC and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel. Six of the participants represented Dr. Efim Simhovich Business School that besides theory foresees practical work including exchange of experience abroad.

The seminar program was composed of professional consultations, lectures and presentations dedicated to the issues of marketing, business-plan composing, productive efficiency, search for finances, business games, and visits to Techno Parks in Tel Aviv and Karmiel.

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World Jewish Relief: Supporting Moldova Community

The World Jewish Relief is already constant and reliable partner of the Jewish community of Moldova. Recently the next mission from WJR visited Moldova.
Paul Anticoni, WJR Chief Executive Officer tells: “Jewish community in the Great Britain does not know much about Moldova and life in your country. We tell a lot about difficulties in the Eastern Europe to our donors. But it is better to see than to hear. That is why such visit was organized. Now our sponsors can see the real problems and real people who live here and receive assistance. They understand now that without Hesed and NES people could hardly survive especially in the rural settlements of Moldova. But we were surprised with the dignity and fortitude of people in such conditions. This is a good lesson for all of us as well.”

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JHI in Moldova

Last week the next Jewish Healthcare International project mission visited Moldova. Doctors from Israel and USA: Galina Plotnickova, Leon Goldenstein, geriatrics specialists, Michael Serlin, infectious diseases specialist, Steve Shenfeld, psychiatrist, conducted seminars in Kishinev and periphery, made home visits to Hesed clients, met with doctors and Hesed Day Centers participants, visited psychiatric clinics and geriatrics centers in Beltsy and Kishinev.
Seminar in Tiraspol became especially productive. Number of participants exceeded the planned 1.5 times as many.
“It is rather difficult for us to invite foreign colleagues and this opportunity presented by JHI project is very helpful”, said Anatoly Negara, Republican Geriatrics Center Director.

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