This book records births that took place in the town of Timișoara from 1875 to 1882, primarily in the Fabric/Fabrik/Gyárváros quarter and within the Orthodox and Sephardic communities of that district. Entries are generally comprehensively completed; they record the names of the child and parents, often including mother's maiden name; the birth date and place; gender; whether the birth was legitimate; information on circumcisions; midwives; and names of witnesses (to the circumcision or name-giving) or godparents. The book is printed in Hungarian and German and recorded in German. Some addenda are in Hungarian. Please see also the entry for the alphabetic index of names corresponding to this book which is catalogued under Timișoara-Fabric quarter, nr. 8 [Timișoara-Fabric, nr. 8).
This folder contains statutes (a copy of the original) of the Sephardic community of Timișoara. Like other statutes, the contents generally regulate community life including membership, dues, elections, staff responsibilities, and so forth. Unique to these Sephardic statutes however, as opposed to the statutes of other communities, are the exclusatory clauses regarding membership (only Sephardic Jews or those married to Sepharic Jews may be members) and the strict tone absolutely forbidding the introduction of any changes whatsoever to the Sephardic rites and customs.
The Jewish Communities of Romania Collection (sometimes also described by the Romanian National Archives as the Documents Collection of the Jewish Communities of Romania) contains documents created and received by Jewish communities and organizations functioning in Romania from the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century.
The documents until World War II are composed of a variety of items reflecting community life, including statutes, correspondence, reports, and membership lists. Documents from the World War II period generally address the plight of Romanian Jews during this period. This material includes reports on persecutions and expropriations, correspondence and other documents related to deportees, and emigration paperwork. The post-World War II material generally deals with the repatriation of Jewish deportees to the Romanian-organized camps in Transnistria, the welfare of survivors, emigration, and the activities of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania and of the Jewish Democratic Committee (communist Jewish organization). For the complete inventory list of the collection, please see this link (in Romanian only): http://www.arhivelenationale.ro/images/custom/image/Pdf-uri/DANIC_Fonduri%20si%20colectii/Feudale/Colectia%20comunitati%20evreiesti%201818-1959.pdf
JBAT archivists surveyed folders containing material related specifically to Bukovina and Transylvania. For details on the contents of these folders, please see the list below and click on any link.