Lyubar KehilaLinks
Last updated on 7/7/2019


Lyubar, Ukraine

49°55' N /27°45' E
205 km WSW of Kyyiv, 47 miles WSW of Zhytomir,
37 miles W of Berdychiv, 17 miles SE of Polonnoye





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

  1. 1) NEW! June 29, 2019 I have ordered digital scans of all Lyubar Revision Lists, including supplements, found in Novograd-Volynsk records at the Zhytomir State Archive (1816; 1834; 1850; 1851; 1856; 1858; 1862; and 1872) As all of these records will benefit Lyubar genealogists, please contribute any amount to a GoFundMe Campaign at ( to help pay $1,000 for the acquisition of these images, and to organize a project of volunteers to translate and index them. Upon completion, these surname indices will be donated to JewishGen and will be searchable by surname. You can help by contributing $ or offering to translate from Russian script to English. Many thanks to Alex Krakovsky for his help in acquiring these materials. Alex is a Ukrainian genealogist filing lawsuits for open and free access to scan records in Ukrainian Archives. See an index to scans (in Russian script) he has already obtained and are online free here.

  2. 2) NEW! June 29, 2019 On June 20, 2019, I traveled to Lyubar and spoke at the Opening Ceremony for memorials placed on two Lyubar mass grave sites by the Protecting Memory Project. You are invited to review the Tripcast photos of Lyubar at - ESK        

        3) NEW! June 30, 2019 A booklet titled, "The Life and Death of the Jewish Community in Lyubar" was             written by academic Ray Brandon and published in 2019 by the Protecting Memory Project to                  compliment the opening ceremonies of the memorials placed on mass graves in Lyubar. Both the             project and the historical research, which resulted in this publication, were funded by the German             Federal Foreign Office. I have copies of the actual booklets. Email me if you would like one mailed.  

        4) NEW! June 29, 2019 The town government in Lyubar has a website where they post local news in                 Ukrainian. Use Google Translate to see photos and an article about the June 20, 2019 Opening               Ceremonies for the Protecting Memory Memorials at

  1. 5) May 2019 - Seeking a Polish translation for the following 1759 Jewish tax collection list: Regestr podatków z żydowskiej gminy Lubar.: Copied Material at CAHJP -- Ukraine - Copied Material -- Центральний державний історичний архів України, Київ (ЦДІАК) - Copied Material -- Любомирские (Archiwum Lubomirskich).

  2. 6) May 2019 Historian Deborah Glassman's website "Jewish Families of Ostropol" continues to add free surname indices to records for Lyubar families. Search your surnames at:

  1. 7) Yahad-In Unum's In Evidence: Holocaust by Bullets Map includes a town page for Lyubar with references and video of eyewitness testimony to 1941 Jewish executions (with English subtitles.)

  2. 8) Contribute to a list of known rabbis and cantors in Lyubar.

Welcome! to over 200 researchers from around the world who are interested in the Jewish shtetl of Lyubar. Join us by listing your Lyubar surnames on the JewishGen Family Finder. It's free, but you need to register. I maintain a private list too, so please email me about your interest at ESK.

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. Yakov KAPER was one of the survivors of Babi Yar.

You are invited to add your story, website link, or photos of Lyubar or Lyubar families to this website by contacting the site owner, Ellen Shindelman Kowitt.

Note that all research found on this Lyubar website has been conducted by and compiled by Ellen Shindelman Kowitt between 1997-2019 including identifying resources in other languages, in archives around the world, online and offline. Ellen has purchased records and arranged for all translations on this site, usually at her own expense or through her relationships with volunteers. Ellen has also served as the sole conduit to Jewish genealogists in order to share their family stories, personal photos and other materials about Lyubar. This website/i.e. url is generously hosted by JewishGen, but the citations were found by Ellen, the material was created entirely by Ellen Kowitt, and it is owned by Ellen Kowitt. Therefore, if you would like to cite any research conducted by Ellen or material, including photos found on this website, please use the following citation:

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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 200 years.

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