It's a pleasure to inform you that the Association
Internationale du Cimetière Juif de Tunis " Le Borgel " called
AICJT " LE BORGEL " was formed on March 3, 2007. Its
creation was published in the French Journal : le Journal Officiel de
la République Française, under the number 1394.
The aim of this association is to safeguard,
disseminate knowledge and to allow studies of an important part of our Jewish Tunisian
heritage: the Borgel Cemetery.
The major aim will be to participate in its preservation
which then will allow:
Establishment of an inventory as extensive as possible of the gravestones.
Create a computer-based inventory of the localization and gravestone data.
Elaborate with the help of a scientific committee on sociology, genealogy,
linguistic, anthropology as well as history of the Jewish Tunisian communities research
Give the opportunity to the scientific communities new scientific
data for further studies in these fields.
Facilitate the localization of
specific gravestones for the families.
This may allow the families to restore,
repair or renovate the corresponding gravestones in a religious manner.
Mr Roger BISMUTH President of the Jewish Tunisian community is our Honorary President.
The scientific committee is composed of internationally
well known French, Tunisian and Israeli scientists.
The internet web-site www.leborgel.com is already on line and can be consulted.
Monique HAYOUN et Marc FELLOUS