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Dr. Irwin Jacobs, co-founder, chairman of QUALCOMM Incorporated (San-Diego, CA), and outstanding engineer, businessman and Jewish

philanthropist, together with his wife Joan are the major supporters of the Kishinev Jacobs Jewish Campus. Irwin and Joan Jacobs firstly visited Moldova in July 2002. Their journey was of great importance to the local Jewish Community. They acknowledged that they left feeling not only that "good work was being done," but also that the community was serious about its goal of becoming independent and self-supporting in the future.
Dr. Jacobs and his wife Joan came in September 2005 to open Campus named after their name as its major supporters -
Kishinev Jacobs Jewish Campus. Their next visit was in May 2010 when they brought some of the family members and could admire the progress made by the KJJC in five years.


was openedin Moldova in 1993 (http://www.jdc.org). AJJDC is the founder and main sponsor of the KJJC organizations activities.

The main goal of JDC's activities is rendering help to the local Jewish communities and organizations throughout the world. In FSU JDC's top-priorities are:
• Welfare programs for the needy, disabled, Nazi victims, and Righteous gentile
• Renewal programs (Community centers, Hillel Youth Club, Family programs, etc.)
• Jewish community development
Thanks to the JDC support more than 5,000 needy people in Moldova receive welfare services and around 10,000 have the possibility to get Jewish education, read and learn about Jewish history and tradition, participate in sport, art and other cultural activities.


UJA Federation of Greater Toronto (www.jewishtoronto.net) is one of the major partners of the KJJC supporting welfare and cultural programs.

Throughout the FSU, where Communism once strangled Jewish life, a Jewish revival is underway. UJA Federation of Toronto is especially involved with the Jewish community in Kishinev, the capital of Moldova. The Mission of the Federation of Greater Toronto is to preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life in Greater Toronto, Canada, Israel  and around the world through philanthropic, volunteer and professional leadership.

The support of Kishinev Jewish Campus construction and programs became possible through the generous assistance of Stephan R. Lewar (1914-2004), a famous Canadian donor who made kind donations to charitable organizations servicing the needs of children, the hungry, the poor and the homeless.

KJJC has sister relations with the JCCs of Toronto having exchanged experience in all kinds of activities, managing, and financing.

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto also sent significant cargoes of humanitarian aid distributed among Hesed and Jewish Family Service clients.


The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (www.claimscon.org) works to secure compensation and restitution for survivors of the Holocaust and heirs of victims.
The mission of the Claims Conference over its 50-year history has always been to secure what we consider a small measure of justice for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution.
Since 1951, the Claims Conference - working in partnership with the State of Israel - has negotiated for and distributed payments from Germany, Austria, other governments, and certain industry; recovered unclaimed German Jewish property; and funded programs to assist the neediest Jewish victims of Nazism.

The Claims Conference is the major supporter of welfare programs for the Jewish elderly in Moldova since 1997, one of the sponsors of the KJJC construction and supporter of a series of grants of the KJJC organizations since 2005.

 


 

World Jewish Relief (www.worldjewishrelief.org.uk), established in 1933, has consistently developed its remit to provide relief, rescue and renewal in line with the needs of the times. Today, it is concentrating its efforts in the FSU, Eastern Europe and Argentina. In partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and local communities, World Jewish Relief (WJR) is funding Jewish community centers and welfare centers.
Starting in 2004, about 30 shipments with humanitarian aid were delivered under the long-term project “Humanitarian Aid to the Moldovan Jewish Community from WJR”. The total market value of the aid is over $2,500,000. The shipments contained clothes for adults and children, fur coats and caps, shoes, blankets, hygiene products, sewing machines, stationery, toys, computers, beans, etc. Sending glasses for people with poor eye-sight became a special part of the project. Over 1,500 glasses were received with gratitude from London.
The success of the long term Gifts-In-Kind project refers to willingness of both sides of supporting needy people and high professional level of project implementers.
Over 30 welfare organizations received humanitarian aid from WJR, which means that 5,000 needy Jews and 2,000 non-Jews received significant material help and moral support. The aid was distributed among the Jewish (85%) and non-Jewish (15%) needy beneficiaries (about 40 tones of beans were distributed in proportion 50 to 50%).
Three minibuses for the local Jewish welfare organizations were brought in the frame of “Mission Impossible” project.

 Last years WJR has supported new projects: Home Repairing in Kishinev and Tiraspol, Health Preservation project in Tiraspol, GiK for Hesed and NES clients, Vocational Training for Children and Young People with Disabilities, Livelihood Development Program at the ICTPD.


 

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (www.ifcj.org) was founded in 1983 to promote understanding and cooperation between Jews and Christians and to build broad support for Israel and other shared concerns. Thanks to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews mite Jewish children’s initiative became possible in Moldova.

 


 

InternationalHillel, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world: (http://www.hillel.org) and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the main funder of Hillel in FSU (http://www.schusterman.org) provide opportunities for the Jewish students to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity through its global network of over 500 regional centers, campus Foundations and Hillel student organizations. Hillel's mission is to maximize the number of Jews doing Jewish with other Jews. Hillel is committed to a pluralistic vision of Judaism that embraces all movements. Hillel is working to provoke a renaissance of Jewish life.

 


 

Jewish Healthcare International (www.jewishhealthcareinternational.org) is a project based on volunteerism and partnership between US and Israeli medical care specialists to render assistance to the Jewish Communities in the FSU, Baltic countries, and Eastern Europe. JHI began working in the Republic of Moldova in 1999. Since then groups of physicians, nurses and medical officials from the USA and Israel have been visiting our country regularly. Priorities of the project successfully achieved during this period of time are as follows: 
• Rendering help to the local Jewish welfare centers to create the infrastructure for providing medical services to the community 
• Screening and medical consulting of the welfare centers’ clients
• Training for volunteers and professionals from both Jewish and non-Jewish organizations that cooperate with the local Jewish community
• Donation of medicines and medical equipment to the local medical institutions

 


 

Posner Family's (Pittsburgh, PA) grant has become one of the most significant private donations in the development of Jewish welfare programs in Moldova. There is a special category among the needy patients of the welfare programs in Moldova. They are in an even worse situation than many others – homebound people who are deprived not only of physical mobility but of communication with friends and relatives. Thanks to generous support from the Posner Family, the Day Center program was launched in Tiraspol and Rybnitsa and expanded in Kishinev and Beltsy. Day Center buildings were constructed in the first two cities and special vans were purchased to bring clients from villages as far as 130 km from Kishinev and Beltsy. In 2005 Henry Posner III and Anne Molloy came for opening of Day Center premises and plaque dedicated to their assistance to Moldova Jewish community was mounted in the newly built Kishinev Jacobs Jewish Campus.

  


 

The Swiss Fund for Needy Victims of the Holocaust/Shoa (http://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/pub/rulings/cv/1996/690430.pdf ) is supporting welfare programs for the people who live in very hard social and economic conditions. There are over 2,000 people in Moldova who suffered the horrors of Holocaust and get support from the Fund.

 


 

United Jewish Communities(www.ujc.org)– being one of the main representatives of the North American Jewry – is the partner of Joint (AJJDC) and Sochnut (JAFI) organizations and, thus, supports welfare and cultural programs of the Jewish community in Moldova.United Jewish Communities represents and serves 155 Jewish federations and 400 independent Jewish communities across North America. It reflects the values of social justice and human rights that define the Jewish people. United Jewish Communities represents and serves one of the world's largest and most effective networks of social service providers and programs.

 


 

 

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation (www.hjweinbergfoundation.org) one of the first-rate Jewish charitable foundations in the world, for many years supports welfare and renewal programs in Moldova Jewish community.

 

 

 


The Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund (JHF) www.jhf.nl was established as a result of the negotiations on Jewish war claims in the Netherlands. JHF supported several grants of the KJJC organizations such as Museum of the Jewish History of Moldova, “Gmilut Hasadim – Good Deeds”, “Young Keepers of the Jewish History” and others.

 

 


The LA. Pincus Fund for Jewish Education in the Diaspora (http://www.pincusfund.org/index.php) is committed to raising standards and promoting excellence in all areas of Jewish education. It supports new and innovative educational projects which respond to the changing needs of Jewish communities in the Diaspora. Since 2009 the fund supports on eof the most popular and significant project of the KJJC – “Hevruta in Moldova”.

 


 

US Embassy in Moldova (http://moldova.usembassy.gov/ ) grant program since 2008 supports “Tolerance Club” project at the KJJC.

 

 

 

 


The Rothschild Foundation (Europe)(http://www.rothschildfoundation.eu/ ) is on of the constant partners of the KJJC Academic and Jewish Heritage projects such as “Learning Experience through Governance” and Museum of the Jewish Heritage in Moldova programs.

 


Peace Corps in Moldova (http://moldova.peacecorps.gov/about.php and http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.wherepc.easteurope.moldova ) 3.    during the last years has sent to the KJJC wonderful volunteers – Adam Goodberg (2006-2007), Ohad Sternberg (2010-2011) and Carl Donovan (since 2012) - who in different manner but equally effectively helped in start and development of planning and management processes and new projects initiating and developing. Also Peace Corps supported through grant programs re-equipping of the Museum at the KJJC, educational project about Holocaust for 100 non-Jewish schools in Moldova.

 

 

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