Name of synagogue (if it has one): TEMPLUL ȘEF RABIN DR. AL. ȘAFRAN (CHIEF RABBI DR. AL. SAFRAN TEMPLE)
Street address: 8 GH. ASACHI ST.
City and postcode TECUCI, 805300
Website of Jewish community or synagogue (if they have one) – N/A
Website of Federation of Jewish Communities from Romania www.jewishfed.ro
Contact person for synagogue with telephone and email -
Contact at Jewish community (president): AIZIC IANCU
Street address of Jewish community: 13 BRAN ST.
Telephone number: 0745.321.703 and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Street address of Jewish cemetery:
(1) 5 Vanatori St. (old)
(2) 4 Galati St. (new)
(3) 1 Liniștei St. (new)
Condition of the cemetery? - Good
Synagogue facts—you will not find all the answers, but it’s important to ask
When was it built? 1840
Year(s) when it was remodeled or expanded – unknown to us
Name of architect(s) - unknown to us
Other synagogues that this architect built - unknown to us
Is it known who designed the brass candelabras etc? - unknown to us
Is it known who was the artist who painted on the walls? - unknown to us
How would you describe the condition? - Good
How many Jews lived in this city before the Holocaust? In 1930, there were 1577 Jews from a total population of17,172.
What was its peak year of Jewish population? -
How many synagogues were in the city then?
How many now? 2.
Are the others used as synagogues? - unknown to us
If not, what are they used for? - unknown to us
If possible, give their addresses. Templul meseriașilor (Craftsmen’s Temple) (1908), 5 Bran St.
What was the fate of the Jews of this city during the Holocaust?
Between 21 and 23 June 1941, the Jewish population of the entire county was forcedly brought to Tecuci and under a prefectural ordinance all of them were obliged to reside only in the "Jewish district". They were constantly supervised by police agents. The 1943 census shows that the city's population numbered 23,150 inhabitants, of which 2613 were Jews.
How many were murdered? – N/A
How many were living in the city from 1945 – 1948 -
How many emigrated? Most of them emigrated to Israel.
How many live there today? 41, in 2008.
What are the social services for Jews in the city, if any? – N/A
Congresul Mondial Evreesc. Secțiunea din România, Populația Evreească in cifre. Memento statistic (Bucharest, 1945): 48
FCER, Memoria cimitirelor evreiești (Bucharest, 2007): 44
Iancu Aizic, Strada mare a Tecuciului (Iași, 2003)
The Romanian Synagogue Documentation Project
Underwritten by the David Berg Foundation
Grant recipient: Centropa, Vienna, Edward Serotta, Director,
Organizing Partner: The Center for Hebrew Studies and the Goldstein Goren
Center for Israel Studies, University of Bucharest, Felicia Waldman, Coordinator
Researcher: Anca Tudorancea, Center for the Study of the History of Romanian Jews
Photography: Daniel Gruenfeld, Oliver Beck Assistant
Web coordinator: Dragos Parasca