Satu Mare Jewish community welcomes Limmud FSU founder

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

Limmud FSU founder Chaim Chesler (R) with Nicolae Decsei head of the Satu Mare Jewish community. (photo credit: Courtesy)
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.
The Satmar hasidic sect emerged from the formerly-Hungarian city with the same name.
The Satu Mare Synagogue.The Satu Mare Synagogue.