The Jewish Community of Roman
(Roman, Romania)

46°55' / 26°55'

Translation of
Obstea evreiascaă din Roman

Published in Bucuresşti, 2001

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This is a translation from: Obstea evreiascaă din Roman (The Jewish Community of Roman),
by Pincu Pascal and published by Editura Hasefer, Bucuresşti, Romania, 2001

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A. The demographic development of the Jews in Roman and surroundings. Their participation in the
economical, cultural and political life. Aspects of their relationship with the majority population
  I. The Jewish presence in the City of Roman and surroundings till the year 1938 7
  II. The Jews of Roman during the periods of the dictatorships 25
B. The History of the Jewish community of Roman 41
  I. The historical evolution of the community in Roman 41
  II. Communal institutions and concerns 48
    a. Synagogues and the laic staff 48
    b. Cemeteries 55
    c. Ritual bath (mikvah). Providing ritual (kosher) food 61
    d. Social assistance (Gemilath Chessed) and health services 62
    e. Jewish schools in Roman 69
C. Welfare and mutual aid societies. Other societies established by the Jews of Roman 86
    a. Masonic chapters 86
    b. Mutual aid societies 87
    c. Mutual aid societies of the craftsmen 89
    d. Associations and societies for women 91
    e. Macabi association 92
    f. Association of Jewish Students of Roman 93
    g. Local affiliates of “U.E.P” (Union of Landed Jews) and “U.E.R.” (Union of Romanian Jewry) 93
D. The Zionist movement 95
E. Aspects from the spiritual life of the Jew from Roman and surroundings
(language, attire, folklore, Jewish publications, libraries, conferences, theater and music)
F. Roman Jewry and the Jewish problem in local and national media 121
Index of Documents 130
Notes 195

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