Working together for the benefit of Moldova Jewish community and all residents
Moldova’s Joint Jewish Center in Kishinev (KEDEM) is the country’s largest ethnographical and cultural Jewish center established to promote the development of the flourishing Jewish community and to satisfy the cultural needs of all Kishinev’s residents. That is a center where any Jewish community member can find a cultural niche, answers to the questions of interest for him/her and a hobby class to his/her liking.
KEDEM, which opened its doors in 2005, is standing on a historical place – the former location of the Jewish synagogue founded by the local woodcutters’ guild. KEDEM is also named the Kishinev Jacobs Jewish Campus (KJJC). Mr. Irwin Jacobs, a well-known businessman and philanthropist from San-Diego, USA is one of the sponsors who have made possible the construction of the center’s facilities. Furthermore, the principal sponsors include UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. (JOINT).
KEDEM houses several Jewish organizations, to include: