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Partnership with Sweden

On November 7 Ms. Ingrid Tersman, Ambassador of Sweden in Moldova, visited the KJJC. Michael Finckel, JCC KEDEM Deputy Director, met our high guest. During the visit  saw the Museum of the Jewish Heritage of Bessarabia, she was deeply impressed by the information about the KJJC organizations activities as well as by new exhibition opened recently in the frames of Bessarabia Jewish Renewal concept and photos of old synagogues of Moldova.

One of the central issues of the meeting became partnership between our institutions and the nearest aim is cooperation on planning the UN Day of the Holocaust Victims Memory in January 2014.

Developing Partnership in the Community

On August 22 KJJC received a visit of the new 1st Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel in Moldova and Israeli Cultural Center – David Mamistvalov. David has experience of work and collaboration with the JDC and JAFI. With the family roots in Georgia, he lives in Israel for over 17 years. Last years he worked in Ukraine and now came to Moldova. 

Michael Shuv, JDC Director in Moldova, together with Stella Harmelina and Michael Finckel, leaders of the JCC KEDEM, met the high guest, conducted presentation of the KJJC organizations activities and acquaintance with the programs.

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International Partnership with Peace Corps

On August 13 Peace Corps Country Desk Officer, Shayla Summerhill, PC Country Director Janet Utecht accompanied by Jason Kreiselman, former PC volunteer in Ecuador visited KJJC as one of unique long-term partners in Moldova. Meeting took place at the Museum of the Jewish History of Bessarabia and was conducted by Michael Finckel, JCC Deputy Director and direct partner of Carl Donovan, PC volunteer at the KJJC, and PhD Irina Shihova, Museum curator.

Presentation and informing the guests about KJJC structure and organizations activities was very useful for general understanding of the scale and spectrum of programs. Brief tour of the Museum gave the notion about centuries-old Jewish community history in Moldova. After this a productive discussion about the past, present and future collaboration between KJJC organizations and Peace Corps took place and revealed a significant potential and perspectives.  

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On January 24 KJJC organizations hosted the visit of Mr. Matthias Meyer, Ambassador of Germany in Moldova, who came with his colleagues and young volunteers from Germany. It was the 1st visit of Mr. Ambassador who just started his service in our republic several months ago.

Representatives of JDC, JCC, Hesed, NES, and ICTPD briefed our guests about the range of activities and programs that are developed in the Campus. Special attention was made at Museum of Jewish Heritage exhibition and potential joint projects that KJJC organizations could run in partnership with the German Embassy continuing fruitful cooperation in JCC Tolerance club projects.

Mr. Meyer was also invited to participate and speak out during the ceremony of International Day of the Holocaust Victims Memory that will take part on January 28 at the KJJC and we were honored by his positive answer.

“Thank you for your time and interesting facts and information I received from you”, said Mr. Ambassador. “I am sure that we can be creative enough to find jointly interesting and useful for both sides ideas for implementation.”