Moldova has no centralised curriculum that includes Jewish history. As such, educational activities are needed to introduce the subject itself. This means that teacher training is an especially crucial element of the ESJF’s educational work in Moldova: sustainability hinges on convincing teachers to broaden the scope of their work without being required to do so by the curriculum.
Student activities will then be used to build on the teacher training. ESJF constructed its educational programme in close cooperation with the Moldovan Jewish Community. Dr. Irina Shikova, an expert on Jewish heritage in Moldova with years of experience in dealing with cemetery sites, leads pupils from selected schools across the country on educational excursions to Jewish cemeteries.