Satu Mare Jewish community welcomes Limmud FSU founder

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 15, 2014 21:27

The namesake city of Satmar Hasidism, located in was is now Romania, once hosted a vibrant Jewish community that largely perished in the Holocaust.




Satu Mare

Limmud FSU founder Chaim Chesler (R) with Nicolae Decsei head of the Satu Mare Jewish community.. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Limmud FSU founder Chaim Chesler was welcomed on Thursday by the head of the Jewish community in the Romanian city of Satu Mare.

Nicolae Decsei feted Chesler at the 103-members synagogue in the city that once hosted a vibrant Jewish community, the majority of whom perished at Auschwitz-Burkina during World War II.

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The Satmar hasidic sect emerged from the formerly-Hungarian city with the same name.

The Satu Mare Synagogue.





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