The Tayar Foundation for Jewish Heritage in Malta was established in the memory of George and Shelley Tayar who worked tirelessly for the Jewish Community of Malta. The Tayar family arrived in Malta from Tripoli in 1846; led by patriarch Rabbi Josef Tayar.
The Tayar foundation’s aim is to safeguard the Jewish Heritage in Malta through the following directives:
- To restore the Kalkara and Ta’ Braxia cemeteries on behalf of the Jewish Community of Malta
- To bring awareness to the general public, locally and internationally, of the history of the Jewish communities that lived in the archipelago
- To promote the study of Jewish communities in Malta since Roman times
- To hold events about Jewish History and Culture for the benefit of the Maltese community
The Anne Frank Exhibition in Malta, October 2021
A first time ever for Malta, an event scheduled for 22nd October 2021, The Tayar Foundation for Jewish Heritage in Malta www.jewishheritagemalta.org/ in collaboration with The Anne Frank institute https://www.annefrank.org/en/education/product/62/let-me-be-myself/ will showcase an Anne Frank exhibition at the University of Malta (Valletta Campus) from 4-22 October 2021. There will be an opening event on the evening of 5th October and workshops on 13 and 14 October 2021.
The event invites the viewer not only to discover or re-discover Anne Frank’s personal story but also to reflect on today’s society through the lens of Anne Frank. The scope of the exhibition is directed mainly towards primary and secondary school students, scheduled visits for attendance to the exhibition whilst two days of workshops are envisaged.
As for many voluntary organizations, the TFJHM’s work relies on the commitment and passion of volunteers, donations, and project-based grants. The foundation has at its heart the ambition to create a pool of volunteers that will participate in several of the activities it will organize, such as fundraising activities, open days to visit the ancient cemeteries, public lectures, etc. In turn, the TFJHM will provide the volunteers with possibilities to develop their personal skills and to participate in raising awareness of Jewish Heritage in Malta. Donors and patrons can also support the organization on a regular basis or occasionally. Donations will help to carry on regular activities and to cover the cost to run the foundation. The foundation does not have employees and the Administrators are all volunteers.
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