Our staff

Peninah Zilberman - Founder & CEO, 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.

Ms. Zilberman is the daughter of Romanian Holocaust survivors, father from Bucharest mother from Sighet Maramorish.

Alina Marincean  - Program Coordinator, BA in Jewish Studies at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania. Presently she is the curator of Jewish Cultural Museum. Elie Wiesel memorial House in Sighet and a professional tourist guide, specializing in Jewish Roots Journeys.   

Alina was born in Sighet and is extremely dedicated to Jewish studies researching and coordinating educational and cultural projects.


Shai Spetgang, a third generation Sighetein, attended 1994 March of the Living and created the online exhibit - "Constructive Testimony" . For many years Shai served as a tour guide at the Toronto Holocaust Museum. Shai and his family made Alyiah, Shai is a Safety Manager in Israel. It is important for Mr. Spetgang that Fundatia Tarbut Sighet will continue to raise the awareness of Jewish Culture and Jewish history of the Pre and Post-Holocaust eras in the Maramorish Region. Mr. Spetgang managed the logistics during the 2014, 2015, 2017  “Sighet Gatherings” and was privileged to have the opportunity to walk in his grandmother's footsteps and meet the one and only remaining family survivor Mrs. Golda Solomon Walter.