Jewish Communities of Romania: Statutes of Western Rite [Neologue] Jewish Community of Sânnicolaul-Mare
Ths folder contains a copy (perhaps a translation) of the original statutes, dated 1929, for the "Western Rite" (ie. Neologue) community of Sânnicolaul-Mare. The last page of the document is stamped by the "Office of Evacuated Jewish Communities in Timisoara" and signed off as "conforming [to the original]" so it seems likely the document is a World War II translation of the original Hungarian statutes. There is no indication as to where those original statutes are, however, or the date of this translation. The original was written in 1929 and approved by the governmental authorities in 1933. The statutes include all customary regulations of community life including member qualifications, dues, election regulations, staff responsibilities and so forth. These statutes explicitly state that the community is a member of the Union of Jewish Communities of Transylvania and Banat (Unirea Comunităților evreești din Ardeal și Banat) and are approved by the Union of Western Rite Jewish Communities of Transylvania and Banat (Uniunea Comunităților Evreești de rit occidental din Ardeal și Banat). Most likely the same union was meant and the discrepancy in name is a translation error. The statutes appear to indicate that the respective Neologue community was the only community in Sânnicolaul-Mare. Conditions are included within the statutes that would allow a sub-community, of a different rite, to open a prayer house. Please also see copies of later statutes from the Sânnicolaul-Mare Orthodox community, founded in 1936. This document is also part of the main Jewish Communities of Romania collection.
Western Rite [Neologue] Jewish Community of Sânnicolaul-Mare