Migdal JCC was celebrating the 12th anniversary of its work. 4th youth conference “World of Information” was coordinated by Migdal JCC. Almost all the participants of the newly opened Beitenu program celebrated Tu-bi-Shvat for the first time in their lives.
Migdal JCC was celebrating the 12th anniversary of its work on February 1.
More than 500 invitees — leaders of Odessa and regional Jewish
organizations, participants of renewal and welfare programs, active members of
the Jewish community — gathered for the event that included performances by
vocal and dance groups, choirs, students' and family clubs, theatre group,
kids from “Mazl Tov” and their parents. Within the 12 years of its work, the
JCC has enlarged the scope of its activities, which now cannot be housed in
one facility — there are four premises where Migdal's programs are being
implemented: Migdal JCC itself, Mazl Tov, Shorashim Museum and newly
established Beitenu program. Additionally, the number of the programs'
participants is constantly growing: only Migdal is regularly visited by 500
Youth conference “World of Information” was coordinated by Migdal JCC during
February 6-8. 36 people from 8 regional cities took part at the conference.
This Youth Conference has been fourth in a row and, as noted by a group of
young researchers from Kerch, “the yearly youth conferences in Odessa held by
Migdal are becoming more interesting and prestigious. Sometimes certified
educational establishments like colleges and universities we are students of
cannot boast of the creative atmosphere and engaging speakers that are present
at Odessa conferences”.
Being a scientific event, the Conference was also aimed at stimulating the
interest of the young Jewish people in further historic studies and giving
them more inspiration for work. There were 4 major sub-themes covered at the
lectures and reports: “Ways of Information Transfer”, “Control over
Information”, “Jewish Informational Environment”, “Objective Character of
To give more practical advice as to how to deal with information and present
it, there were hands-on classes on advertising, radio-news (held by
professional radio editor and reporter), and several psychological trainings.
Almost all the participants of the newly opened Beitenu program celebrated
Tu-bi-Shvat for the first time in their lives. The children came to know about
the holiday's main features and how it should be kept. A remarkable thing for
the kids was the “hands-on class”, during which children partook of the
seven Israel's fruits.