The Jews? Community of Brasov celebrated at the end of June 200 years of Jewish presence in town (1807-2007). The event was attended by 18 Jewish communities of Romania. Great Rabi Menahem Hacohen preached the sermon and commented the week?s periscope - Kidus, Rabi Ehrenfeld and cantor Iosif Adler, assisted by the chorus of the Choral Temple Bucharest, officiated the Holly Service and a memorial tablet marked ?200 years? was unveiled.
The Art Museum hosted exceptional cultural events: the Sabbath closure (Havdala), the varnishing of the panting exhibition ?Eternal Jerusalem?; the symposium ?Multicultural Brasov and The Jews?, attended by academician Ion Ianosi. Two books were launched: ?The Jews? Community of Brasov ? XIX-XX centuries? and ?Towards The Promised Land: ISRAEL?. The well-known actress Maia Morgenstern performed an exceptional poetic moment.
At the two Jewish graveyards were organised recollectedness moments in the memory of the departed and the Jews from North Ardeal deported to Auschwitz in May-June 1944. Roth Tiberiu, president of the Jewish Community of Brasov, considers that ?the visit at the graveyards emphasized how well-attended they are, unlike the other burial grounds in the 800 localities of Romania where Jewish used to live. Unfortunately, where Jews perished, there are no more possibilities to take care of the cemeteries?.
The Weavers? Bastion hosted the Jewish Folklore Festival, a music and dance shows performed by the Klezmer groups of Cluj, Oradea, Brasov, Bucharest and Novi-Sad. At the Cultural Centre ?Reduta?, The Jewish Theatre Bucharest presented a musical under the guidance of master Harry Eliad, also attended by the actress Maia Morgenstern.
In Cristian, at the Leisure House of the Federation of the Jewish Communities in Romania, the organisers handed distinctions and the chorus Yahad of the community of Brasov offered the guests a show.