Mission statement

Memories Without Borders is a community organization for the Hungarian-Jewish Diaspora. The Association operates through its Ambassadors in many countries and cities around the world, with its centre established in Toronto, Canada.

The Aims of the Foundation:

  • To actively promote community life among Jewish people from Hungarian speaking regions, who now live abroad, to preserve Hungarian and Jewish cultural heritage, and nurture these traditions.
  • To engage those people and groups with Hungarian-Jewish heritage, who have not been members of the local Hungarian community but are interested in Hungarian language and culture.
  • To facilitate the flow of information and communication between Hungarian and Jewish organizations, and to invigorate local Hungarian-Jewish culture and religious life.
  • Building a continuous supportive presence in most countries with a substantial Hungarian-Jewish minority

The Duties of the Foundation:

  • Community Building and Organization Development
  • Social Sciences Research
    • Cooperation with researchers and research organizations in the Diaspora
  • Organizing educational and school programs
  • Organizing cultural and traditional events
  • Operating a Virtual Repository of Cultural Memories, and preserving the cultural heritage
    • Virtual Hungarian-Jewish Museum
    • Virtual Wall of Memories – for those who are no longer with us
  • Coordinating social services
  • Operating a Hungarian online community website and newsletter service
  • Establishing an Information Centre
  • Establishing a Memories Award – “For the Hungarian Jewish Diaspora”
    • To be presented each year to a person whose contributions or achievements are deemed worthy by our organization’s Board of Trustees.