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Greensboro – Beltsy: Happy to Meet Again

July 1-13, 2008 Greensboro Jewish Federation mission headed by Deborah Kintzing spent in Moldova. It was the 8th consecutive visit in the frame of the partnership Greensboro-Beltsy that is the most lasting and friendly for the local community.
As usual the program was diversified and very intensive. Our guests visited KJJC, got acquainted with the programs and projects supported by the Joint in Kishinev and Beltsy, made home visits to Hesed and NES clients.
Delegation members were impressed by the wonderful work done by the Jewish Family Service after visiting its Day center as well as by Hesed programs and JCC Museum of Bessarabian Jewry.

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A Current JHI Mission: Pediatric before Geriatric

Every mission of Jewish Healthcare International is in a way special and the last one, which took place on June 16-23, was no exception to the rule. It included 3 doctors: Rodica Goichman, psychiatrist from Israel, originally from the neighboring Romania; Erin Klein, an Occupational Therapist from Toronto (Canada was represented in JHI for the first time) whose grandparents had been from Romania; Steve Kashulsky, another Occupational Therapist having a rehabilitation clinic in New York, originally from Kishinev. For Steve it was an impressive homecoming after 15 years away from Kishinev.
An exception was the fact that it was the 2nd purely pediatric mission, because during the 9 years (over 30 missions) of its presence in the country JHI has mostly been oriented to senior Hesed clients. However, after an extremely fruitful mission that served the NES summer camp for children with special needs a year ago, there was a request to JHI to extend the practice of examining and consulting children. Therefore, the current mission was held in collaboration with NES Jewish Family Service. Over 50 children and their parents received consultation not only in Kishinev, but also in Beltsy and Tiraspol.

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Toronto-Kishinev: Perspective Visit

During June 23-24 delegation from the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto visited Kishinev. Our guests acquainted with the activities of the Kishinev Jacobs Jewish Campus, visited clients of Jewish Family service and Hesed, met with the leaders of organizations as well as with young Jewish businessmen – graduates of Dr. Simchovich’ Business School - and young generation from Hillel and Madrichim School.
“We have a long and very fruitful cooperation with the Federation of Toronto”, said Stella Harmelina, JCC Director. “They were among the sponsors of the KJJC, support many cultural and welfare programs. We have a program of cooperation between our JCC and Bathurst JCC of Toronto. We support nice personal relations with Sherry Kulman nad Adam Minsky”.

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NCSJ Visit

During May 19-21official delegation of the National Council for Soviet Jewry visited Republic of Moldova. As it is said on the home site of the organization, “The mission of NCSJ is to safeguard the individual and communal political rights of Jews living in the former Soviet Union and to secure their religious and political freedoms.”
The program included both official meetings on the highest level – with Mr. Vladimir Voronin, the President of Moldova, Mrs. Zinaida Grechany, Prime Minister of the country, Mr. Michael Kirby, USA Ambassador in Moldova and with the Jewish community representatives.
Guests made tour of the Jewish Kishinev, met with Dr. Simhovich, the Kishinev Jacobs Jewish Campus Board Chair, and visited KJJC where they were briefed by Stuart Saffer, JDC Country Director for Moldova and Belarus.