Lyubar KehilaLinks
Last updated on 4/29/2018


Lyubar, Ukraine

4955' N /2745' E
205 km WSW of Kyyiv, 47 miles WSW of Zhytomer,
37 miles W of Berdychiv, 17 miles SE of Polonnoye





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(Rus, Ukr)   Lubar (Polish)   Lieber Tov (Yiddish)  
Liubar   Lubar    Lubartiv

  1. 1) This website is being updated for the first time since 2007! April 24, 2018
  2. 2) Historian Deborah Glassman has translated and indexed Lyubar Voter Lists for 1906, 1907, and   1912. For more information, visit March 2018
  3. 3) Yahad in Unum and Yad Vashem have each separately created web pages with eyewitness testimony and historical detail about the 1941 Jewish executions in Lyubar. 
  4. 4) The Protecting Memory Project, funded by a German government grant, has selected Lyubar to erect a memorial for the first time on the Ladiva Vilshyna Grove mass grave as well as placing an additional memorial at the already marked Peschanoye Tract (sand fields) mass grave. April 2018
  5. 5) A Lyubar Town Page on the JewishGen Ukraine Special Interest Group (SIG) website lists 7 projects seeking volunteers to index or translate records about Lyubar. We could use your help!
  6. 6) Add your story and photos to this website by contacting Ellen Shindelman Kowitt.
  7. 7) New! Contribute to a list of known rabbis and cantors in Lyubar.

Welcome! 83 researchers (April 24, 2018) are interested in the Jewish shtetl of Lyubar and who live around the world. Join us by listing your Lyubar surnames on the JewishGen Family Finder. It's free, but you need to register.

We invite you to surf around this site! Genealogy resources, historical references, photos, and personal memoirs provide framework about Jews who have lived in Lyubar since the late 15th century.

Jump to the list of Russian records available for researching your Lyubar ancestors!

Famous Jews from Lyubar are writer Ikhil Shmulevich FALIKMAN (1911-1977) and Aaron Alterovich VERGELIS (1918-1999), a poet, songwriter, and editor-in-chief of Yiddish literary journal Sovietish Haimland.

This website was created and is maintained by Ellen SHINDELMAN KOWITT (ESK) in memory of her grandfather, Pincus/Pinya/Paul SHINDELMAN (born in Lyubar in 1902 and died in Brooklyn, NY in 1978) and dedicated to her great aunt Bronia SHINDELMAN (born in Lyubar in 1914 and died in Springfield, NJ in 2004). The KARGER/SHINDELMAN families lived in Lyubar for at least 143 years.

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