One of the Migdal’s core principles is a live human communication, which was disrupted by COVID-19 Quarantine...So Migdal “took off” its crown on March 22, “rolled up” its sleeves, and extended its “long arms” to everyone. All of us on different continents pushed the boundaries with the zoom and formed a worldwide virtual community so we can continue our programs and services so much needed and enjoyed especially right now!
At first, we simply talked and supported each other, sometimes with a common prayer, but then all our programs went online and new ones were added to them. The online format opened up new opportunities through worldwide communication! Now we have many members and friends who are scattered all over the world, including USA, Israel, Germany, Czech Republic, Hong Kong and many other locations, who can now participate in our programs through online format!
The Jewish Museum of Odessa for the first time during its existence released 53 videos about its exhibits, which have already gained 2630 views, and this is just the beginning!
AJT teens adapted their projects to online mode, and launched new ones. We got acquainted with the communities of Bulgaria, Germany, Georgia, Russia, Lithuania and Estonia. During this time, 600 teenagers from different countries took part in AJT events! Parents of Active Teenagers did not lag behind: the club of Active Jewish Parents (AJP) held about 20 meetings with interesting people from around the world - writers, journalists, psychologists, guides, literary critics, art historians, collectors ... the list goes on and also includes concerts and master classes with more than 500 participants!
In the Early Development Center Mazel Tov, 65 online zoom lessons took place during this time, kids from 8 months to 6 years old attended these classes totaling in 414 visits. Mazel Tov posted 45 training lessons on the YouTube channel, which scored 1,599 views!
The Pour le Chance Theater continues its work, and was joined by actors from the USA and Germany. Meetings with stage lessons and online production preparation are being held twice a week.
Before Passover, we organized food delivery packages, which were received by more than 200 families! Our volunteers also delivered over 160 food packages to the Hesed Shaarei Zion charity foundation!
Our library released 11 videos that scored on YouTube about 300 views, and
Migdal Times magazine presented its 164th issue online! The Freedom Project for disadvantaged children continues to work and regular meetings are being held online!
The total number of online meetings and visits during COVID-19 Quarantine is approaching 8000!
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Lehaim, Stay Safe and Healthy!