European Days of Jewish Culture - Sighet

Events 2017 - Sighet Gathering

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The Sighet Jewish Cemetery is 500 years old, however many of the original tombstones are not to be found anymore, due to weather and the materials the tombstones were made of.

Sighet was in a way the capital of Chassidut and people from all over Europe used to come and visit.

Today many Chassidim are coming to visit the “Ohels- Graves” of famous Rabbis to pay homage to them as well as many feel that writing notes, praying and making a pilgrimage will cure their health conditions, bring a match to single persons etc.

If you wish to locate a grave please check www.sighet.org or /and contact Rabbi Ezra Berger ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) who devotes his time to the restoration of the Cemetery.

 

Str. Szilagiy Istvan and Str. Izei (see locations on map below)

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Sighet Village Museum is located about 3 km. outside of the city, in a forest area.

One can visit various wooden houses representing folkloric homes of the many nationalities who lived or still live in the Region.

The Drimer historical house was brought from Borsa, and opened officially May 2014.

Mr. Drimer was a Rabbi, Shohet(a person certified by aRabbi or Jewish court of law to slaughter animals for food in the manner prescribed by Jewish law) and Melamed( Teacher). His house was a synagogue, a welcoming place for all travels in the area for lodging.

Rabbi’s Drimer House is in full tact as he lived in it for many years before deported to Auschwitz in 1944.

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