The Romanian Jewish Community was one of the largest before WWII, with a very interesting mix of cultures, traditions and languages, based on the three areas of Romania: Transylvania, Moldavia & Wallachia.
In a country of spectacle, with sea and mountains, with Dracula & kings, with minorities living together in peace and not so peacefully, we had Hungarian-speaking Jews alongside Yiddish and Romanian speakers. They were Neologue, orthodox, ultra-orthodox, and reform.
Find out some of the historical facts and legends of the community, and the eclecticism of the scenery where Judaism could have been long gone. Even though neither of us lived a Jewish life growing up in Transylvania, we are now Shabbath and kashrut observants in the capital Bucharest. Discover our life story, and our goal to keep Judaism alive, while being fully involved in the secular society.