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JCM Participation in 2022 Mayors Summit Against An...

From November 30 to December 1, Mayors and Heads of city administrations from 23 countries met in Athens for a summit dedicated to combating antisemitism. The event, in which mayors and heads of city administrations shared experiences and practices on countering hatred, bigotry and antisemitism in their respective cities, was organized by the Combat Anti-Semitism […]

Annual meeting of the General Assembly of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress

On Wednesday, November 30, the annual meeting of the General Assembly of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress took place. The Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova, a member of this important regional organization, also took part in the event. The community was represented by the first vice-president of EAJC and the Chairman of the Board […]

A Busy October at the Jewish Community of Moldova

After the rest and reflection of the holiday season, the Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova (JCM) sprung into action this October with three different events. They echo three different facets of our work: dialogue with international Jewish communities, Holocaust commemoration, and fighting against antisemitism. Dialogue with Israel Events kick-started on 25th October with […]

High-Level Roundtable: “Holocaust remembrance – lessons from the past for a just future”...

On Wednesday, 26 October, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova hosted a round table event entitled “Holocaust remembrance – lessons from the past for a just future”. Participants of the round table event were the ambassador of Israel to Moldova, HE Joel Lion, the President of the Jewish […]

Thirty years of diplomatic relations between Israel and Moldova

On Tuesday, October 25, a reception was held in Chisinau to mark 30 years of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Moldova and the State of Israel and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Israeli Cultural Centre, Nativ. Israel’s Ambassador to Moldova , HE Joël Lion, the Prime Minister of Moldova, HE Natalia Gavrilița […]

Sukkot celebration in Bender

On Sunday, October 16, a Sukkot celebration was held at the citadel of Bender fortress. This tradition, initiated by the Jewish Community of Bender and the Bender Administration with the support of the Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova, takes place yearly. It is attended not only by Jewish people, but also members of […]

Opening of Cosauti Holocaust Memorial

On Thursday September 29th a Memorial to six thousand Jews who were executed by Nazis in Cosauti was opened in a moving ceremony that brought together people from across the Jewish and Roma communities. The Holocaust in Moldova The Holocaust in Bessarabia took place between 1941-1944. Bessarabia is the name of a region that makes […]

Leadership Delegation Visit to Israel

Between 3-7th October, a leadership delegation from the Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova visited official institutions in Israel. The delegation was led by the President Alexander Bilinkis, CEO Aliona Grossu and Administrative Director Alexander Kleinerman. The agenda started by a meeting with representatives of the Pillar Foundation to discuss security issues pertaining to […]

Visit from the OSCE Mission to Moldova

We were pleased to meet with our partners OSCE Mission to Moldova on 22nd September. We discussed working together in the fight against antisemitism and hate speech, and gave representatives from the OSCE a tour of our centre. We also renewed our shared commitment to ensure that that the Holocaust is included in the national […]

Visit from the Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protectio...

On 19th September, a delegation from the Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities arrived in Moldova on a monitoring visit. Independent experts and a representative of the Secretariat of the Council of Europe held meetings with non-governmental organizations, ministries and departments, central and local authorities, international […]

HE Ambassador of the UK, Mr Steven Fisher, with President of the Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Alexander Bilinkis

Meeting of Alexander Bilinkis with the Ambassador of the UK

On Wednesday, August 10, President of the Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova, Alexander Bilinkis met with the British Ambassador to Moldova, HE Steven Fisher. At the meeting, Mr Bilinkis spoke about the role of our organisation and invited the Ambassador to personally visit the Community. The Ambassador gladly accepted the invitation. “Strengthening relations […]

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