Cultural Association Tarbut Sefarad
Promote and disseminate Jewish culture; promote the implementation of initiatives that contribute to the development of Jewish culture and foster a greater understanding of Jewish culture.
The first Tarbut initiative saw the light in Lleida in 2006. Following the Specialization Course on Hebrew Thought, organised by the Foundation of the University of Lleida, a group of students and their teachers decided to create an association to promote activities to deepen the knowledge and to disseminate Hebrew culture in Lleida. Tarbut-Friends of the Hebrew Culture in Lleida was founded. In June 2007, the expansion process started and the model of cultural association of Tarbut was exported to other cities in Spain. This movement of local initiatives coincided with the latent interest of a group of people in Barcelona who, for several years, aimed to create a national organisation to offer cultural activities throughout the whole Spanish territory, disseminating Jewish thought and culture. The Cultural Association Tarbut Sefarad was thus born.