In Bucharest and elsewhere, there are Sunday-morning programs on Jewish subjects, Talmud Torah classes for youth and television programs and centers for historical studies.The community supports a publishing house, Ha Sefer, and puts out a bimonthly newspaper, Revista Realitatea Evreiasca.Today, there are poignant reminders of Romania's Jewish heritage and roots.The country is unique in Eastern and Central Europe for its scores of well-maintained synagogues (nearly 100, of which half are still used for worship) and more than 800 cemeteries scattered throughout Romania.By 1832, ten holy houses had been established, their number increasing significantly before the end of the century. Today, the small remaining community is served by the only standing synagogue, the Great Synagogue, built in the 19th century on the site of the town's first synagogue from 1792. The newer one, with tombs dating from the 19th century, is located at the end of Brosteni Street, not far from the town center.Almost every one had its own Rabbi and cult performers. The older cemetery, established in the 18th century and closed down during the 19th century, is located on nearby Victoriei Street. Barbulescu 5 Telephone: (230) 540.090 For more information please visit: the 19th century, Iasi was one of the great Eastern European centers of Jewish learning, famous for its scholarly rabbis, intellectuals and skilled craftsmen, as well as for its Jewish schools, hospitals, publications and various organizations.The Jewish immigrants who settled in Little Romania brought with them a traditional technique for preserving goose by salting, seasoning, and smoking the meat.In America, however, beef was cheaper and more widely available than goose, so was made with beef brisket instead.
Bucharest is home to one of the oldest and most important Jewish communities in Romania. Around the beginning of the 17th century, during the Cossack uprising, the first Ashkenazi Jews came from Ukraine and Poland. The displays include a collection of books written, published, illustrated or translated by Romanian Jews; a small collection of paintings of and by Romanian Jews (many of the same artists' works hang in the National Museum of Art) and memorabilia from Jewish theaters, including the State Jewish Theater. Tache Ionescu 9 In a busy side street heading toward Piata Amzei from Magheru Bulevard stands the only other active synagogue in the city. Cluj has three Jewish cemeteries, located on Badescu, Turzii, and Somului strets. Tipografiei 25 Telephone: (264) 596.600 Only one of the two remaining synagogues is still in use in this little Moldovan town where Jews from Poland settled in the 17th century.Later the name became pastrami—perhaps because it rhymed with "salami" and was sold in the same delicatessens. Sephardic Jewish Cemetery (Part of the Bellu Spanish Cemetery) Address: Calea Serban Voda 249 Bucharest Jewish Community Address: Str. Vineri 9 -11 Tel: (21) 3 Jews settled in this historic market town in northeastern Romania in the 17th century and by the 19th century, the community had become one of the largest in the province of Moldova.By the time Little Romania dispersed in the 1940s, New Yorkers from every ethnic background were claiming expertly sliced pastrami as their rightful heritage. Approximately 11,000 Jews were living in Botosani before World War II.From 1949 to 1964, Iaşi was also home to a second company of the State Jewish Theater.Jewish merchants from Poland settled here in the 15th century and their numbers swelled with further waves of Russian-Jewish and Galician-Jewish immigration into Moldova.