Dunayivtsi is twenty miles northeast of Kamyanets-Podilskyy
It is located on the Ternavka River, a tributary of the Dniester River
Its map coordinates are 48° 53' north latitude and 26° 51' east longitude.
Pre-Holocaust Jewish population: 4,478 (68.2% of total pop.)
Name Variants: Dunayevtsy [Russian]; Dunayivtsi [Ukrainian]; Dunaivtsi [Ukrainian];
Dinovitz [Yiddish]; Dunajowce [Polish]
Dinovets appears as a far from insignificant Jewish community of Podolia over several centuries and
its former residents continued to remember it even after they moved away. Landsmanschaften, synagogues
and burial societies carried its name in communities in New York City, Philadelphia, and Montreal.
The Montreal little synagogue called Machziki Hadath at the intersection of DeBullion and Rachel
Streets, in a converted house, was remembered as founded by Jews of Dinovets, Kamanets-Podolski, and
Dinovets shows up in memoirs of people from other places as well. The memoir of a Kitaigrod resident
Kitaigorod: A Profile of a Jewish
Shtetl in the Ukraine which mentions the fame of musicians from Dinovets throughout Podolia was
analyzed and translated by Steven Lapidus for his dissertation and is published on our site.