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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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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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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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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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