KehilaLinks Project Report for August / September 2014

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to JewishGen KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters of these webpages for creating fitting memorials to these Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable resource for future generations of their descendants:

Kosice (Kassau, Kashoi), Slovakia
Created by Madeleine Isenberg

Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Created by Eli Rabinowitz

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Created by Eli Rabinowitz

Pusalotas (Pushelat), Lithuania
Created by Howard Margol
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Nicky Carklin

Ternivka (Ternovka, Ternevke), Ukraine
Created by Rosemarie Cohen;



Buki (Buky, Baki), Ukraine



Kezmarok (Kesmark), Slovakia

Kimberley,  South Africa


Khust (Huszt, Chust), (S-C), Ukraine


Lyuta (Havaskoz, Ljuta), (S-C), Ukraine

Matiyovo (Mátyfalva), (S-C), Ukraine

Muizenberg, South Africa

Mukacheve (Munkacs), (S-C), Ukraine

Nizhniy Studenyy (Alsohidegpatak, Nizny Studeny), (S-C), Ukraine <>


Rakhiv (Raho, Rachov), (S-C), Ukraine




Vylok (Tisza Ujlak), (S-C), Ukraine


Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are no longer able to maintain them.
We thank them for their past efforts and wish them luck on their future endeavors.
The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for adoption.

Barysaw (Borisov), Belarus

Craiova, Romania

Dolj County, Romania

Kamiensk (Kaminska), Poland

Plunge (Plungiany), Lithuania

Rozdol, (G) Ukraine

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage or adopt an existing "orphaned"
webpage please contact us at: <>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?: We have a team of dedicated volunteer webpage designers who will help you create a webpage.

May you and your loved ones have a safe, healthy, and joyous new year!
L'shanah tovah tikatevu v'techatemu!
Gmar Hatima Tova - May you be inscribed in the Book of Life

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator

JewishGen Remembers 9/11

On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in a series of horrific terrorist attacks. JewishGen remembers all who were killed. May their memory be for a blessing.


Yizkor Book Project, August 2014


Well here we are again after another month of boisterous activity in the Yizkor Book Project and here I am letting you know a little of what transpired during August 2014.

Before continuing, I would like to correct an important fact from my last report. In my excitement in reporting the completion of a number of projects, I incorrectly announced two finalized projects. All the words were there - they just weren't in the right place and my apologies to the people involved. So the two books that I am referring to and their correct coordinators were:

- Serock, Poland (The book of Serock) - coordinated by Howard  Orenstein and Israel H. Mida
- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book) -  coordinated by Sandra Krisch and  Dorothy Lipsky

This past month, quite a few new books were added and a large number of updates were made to our existing, rapidly growing projects. In particular, I would like to point out that quite a few necrologies and indexes were recently added to our online projects. Together with the fact that the Yizkor books contain a  wealth of information of the lifestyles and history of the lost communities, quite a few contain lists of people together with details of their close family and facts like date of birth, death, profession and so on which provide an invaluable tool for researchers. The work preparing these lists demands  attention to detail, background knowledge and lastly - a great deal of time. I would like to thank the people currently working on these lists - Beryl Baleson, Shalom Bronstein, Madeleine Isenberg & Judy Petersen for their dedication and incredible amounts of time that they put in to making these lists available to all. Of course, a large number of volunteers have been involved in preparing these lists over the years and they are credited listed at: - many thanks to all!

As I assume my next report will come out somewhere between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, I would like to wish you all and your families an early, but heartfelt, sweet and otherwise wonderful Shana Tova.

Now to facts and figures for August.

During this last month we have added in 5 new projects:

- Kazimierz Dolny, Poland (Kazimierz: Memorial Book)

- Kosiv, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Kosow-Kosow Huculski)

- Laskarzew, Poland (The Laskarzew-Sobolew Book)

- Mizoch, Ukraine (Memorial Book of Mizocz)

-  Trzebinia, Poland (The community of Trzebinia)

We have continued to update 29 of our existing projects:

- Czestochowa, Poland (The Jews of Czestochowa)

- Czyzew-Osada, Poland (Czyzewo Memorial Book)

- Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (Yekaterinoslav-Dnepropetrovsk Memorial Book)

- Dubasari, Moldova (Dubossary Memorial Book)

- Gabin, Poland (Gombin: The Life and Destruction of a Jewish Town in

- Golub-Dobrzyn, Poland (In Memory of the Communities Dobrzyn-Gollob)

- Gostynin, Poland (Book of Gostynin)

- Jadow, Poland (The Book of Jadow)

- Karelichy, Belarus (Korelitz; the life and destruction of a Jewish

- Klobuck, Poland (The Book of Klobucko; in memory of a martyred community which was destroyed)

- Korets, Ukraine (The Korets book; in memory of our community that is no

- Kozienice, Poland (The book of Kozienice; The birth and the destruction of a Jewish community)

- Krasnik, Poland (Book of Krasnik)

- Krosno, Poland (Krosno by the Wislok River)

- Latvia (The Jews in Latvia)

- Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland (Mezritsh Book, in Memory of the Martyrs of our City)

- Minsk, Belarus (Minsk, Jewish Mother-City, a memorial anthology)

- Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Poland (Memorial book of Nowy-Dwor)

- Ozerna, Ukraine (Memorial book of Jezierna)

- Siedlce, Poland (The Jews in Siedlce 1850-1945)

- Sierpc, Poland (The Community of Sierpc; Memorial Book)

- Slovakia (Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Slovakia)

- Stolin, Belarus  (Stolin; a memorial to the Jewish communities of Stolin and vicinity)

- Stowbtsy, Belarus (Memorial volume of Steibtz-Swerznie and the neighboring villages Rubezhevitz, Derevna, Nalibok)

- Stryy, Ukraine (Book of Stryj)

- Szydlowiec, Poland (Szydlowiec Memorial Book)

- Terebovlya, Ukraine (Jewish Communities of Trembowla, Strusow, Janow and

- Turka, Ukraine (Memorial Book of the Community of Turka on the Stryj and

- Tykocin, Poland (Memorial book of Tiktin)

Some important links to note:

- This month's additions and updates are flagged at to make it easy to find them. 
-  All you would like to know about the Yizkor Books in Print Project
-  Yizkor Book Translation Funds
where your financial support will assist in seeing more translations go online.

Shana Tova (a Happy New Year),
Lance Ackerfeld
Yizkor Book Project Manager