Come Join us for the 75th Anniversary to the Marmaures Jewish Deportations
2019 SIGHET ALL GENRATIONS GATHERING
SIGHET - MAY 16-20, 2019
AUSCHWITZ – MAY 21 – 22, 2019
Fundatia Tarbut Sighet Culture si Educatia Iudaica was Established in 2014 following the 70th Anniversary to the Jewish May 1944 deportations. A yearly Gathering for Sighet – Maramorish Region descendants from all over the world, took place in 2014 and 2015, providing a commemoration and celebration event.
Peninah Zilberman - President, BA Jewish History, Judaic Teacher ( United synagogue of America), Principal of After School ( Conservative), Director of Holocaust Museum in Toronto, Organizer of National Professional conferences across Canada; Served as Sisterhood past President-Adath Israel Synagogue,IGS past Chair Modiin Chapter, Israel.
Fundatia Tarbut Sighet welcomes English, Romanian, Hebrew and Yiddish speakers.
We need volunteers year round as well as during our “Sighet gathering” in May each year.
Volunteers don’t need necessarily to be physically in Romania.
Professor Ellie Wiesel was born and raised in this house until the age of 16 years old, when he and his family and the whole Jewish Community of Sighet were deported to Auschwitz between May 16-22, 1944. Today, it is a Memorial to the Jewish Life Cycle of Pre-Holocaust Sighet Jewish Community.
Thousands of visitors are coming from all over the world including High school students and educators from the Region and across Europe.
The Museum organizes programs and exhibits throughout the year.
Summer - Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 (Monday closed)
The Sighet Jewish Cemetery is close to 500 years old: however many of the original tombstones are not to be found anymore, due to weather erosion and the materials the tombstones were made of.
Sighet was the capital of Chassidut movement, people from all over Europe used to come and visit.
Today, many Chassidim are coming to pay homage the “Famous Rabbis Ohel” many feel that writing notes, praying and making a pilgrimage will cure their health conditions, bring a match to single persons and so on.
Str. Szilagiy Istvan and Str. Izei (see locations on map below)
About 2000 Jews returned to Sighet following Liberation in 1945.
All came home to look for family members and relatives, unfortunately
very few were united with their families.
Some started new families or left to Israel to start a new life: However before leaving, a group decided to create this enormous Monument on the exact location where the largest Synagogue in Sighet stood up until it was set on fire.
Commemoration Services are held at the site during the year or by request.