The Jewish Community of Braşov|
The Jewish Community of Brasov was established in 1826 although the first Jew, Iekutziel ben Eizik the Leviathan has been authorized to become local citizen since June 16th, 1807 . As all the Jewish communities from Romania , the Brasov ?s one knew in the last 20 years a dramatic diminishment. At present, the community includes the Jewish population of Brasov and Covasna counties, namely 274 members, and is a notable and creative presence in the social and cultural life of Brasov municipality. It also is a significant entity within the Federation of the Jewish Communities of Romania.
In 2001, it managed to rehabilitate the splendid Synagogue of Brasov, maintaining it active.
Preserving the Jewish Memory
In order to mark the event, the local community organize several cultural and historical manifestations, meant to emphasize the future of Jewish ethnics in the European Romania and its importance in the towns? life.
?It is also an urge for the non Jewish citizens of the European and multicultural Brasov to regardfully preserve the memory of a community once important and active in the towns? life. It is an urge to continue the relations with the ex-inhabitants of Brasov , now citizens of Israel , their compatriots and descendents. It is also an opportunity to create at Brasov widely known events, attended by an increasing number of persons? Tiberiu Roth stated, president of the Jewish Community of Brasov.
Jewish Delegations at Brasov
300 guest from Romania and abroad are expected to attend the Summer events organized by the Jewish Community of Brasov. Among them ex-inhabitants of Brasov residents in Israel, delegates and guests from Rishon le Zion or of the Jewish communities from various European countries, representatives of Jewish organisations from Romania and abroad, embassies? representatives, etc).
Members of the local Jewish community are also expected to attend the event, along with a large audience (authorities, politicians, NGOs, cultural institutions and others).
The event will encompasses cultural manifestations, symposiums, religious and folkloric performances, all under the sign of the opening toward history and communication.