Ellen SHINDELMAN KOWITT (ESK)

 

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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First Luberer Benevolent Association: Records held at YIVO in NYC (1937-1976). Established in 1895 by immigrants from Lyubar (Yiddish Luber), Ukraine. Provided interest-free loans for members. After World War II, maintained a Luberer Relief Organization together with other landsmanshaftn to aid survivors in Israel and South America. Constitution. Minutes, 1969-1976. Financial reports. Anniversary journals include many names, photos, and advertisements. Read an excerpt about this landsmanshaftn from the 1950 Anniversary Banquet Journal.

Other organized landsmanshaftn include:

  • Lyuberer-Ostroply of Montreal, Canada
  • Erste Lubarer Kranken Unt. Verein, Newark, NJ
  • Philadelphia, PA

Names database of 796 gravestones at Lyubar landsman cemetery plots in NY and NJ as recorded during personal visits 1995-2002 by ESK to:

  • Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Queens, NY; Block K, Section 15
  • New Montefiore Cemetery, Farmingdale, L.I., NY; Section 5, Block 9
  • Washington Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY; Section 5, Post 480
  • Grove Street Cemetery, Newark, NJ; Talmud Torah Right


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