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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 Weisel was born and raised in this house until the age of 16 years 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.
Local high schools students and educators from the Region are regular visitors and special events are being held there.
Summer - Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 (Monday closed)