Lyubar KehilaLinks
Last updated on 6/9/2019


Lyubar, Ukraine

49°55' N /27°45' 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   Lubartow

  1. 1) NEW! On June 20, 2019, I will be speaking at the Opening Ceremony for a memorial being placed on the two Lyubar mass grave sites by the Protecting Memory Project, which is funded by a German government grant. If you would like to follow my Living Travel Journal back to Lyubar on Tripcast, where I will post photos and blog about the experience, please follow me at - Ellen Shindelman Kowitt

  2. 2) NEW! May 2019 - Seeking a Polish translator in Israel to visit the Central Archives of the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP at Hebrew University in Jerusalem) to access 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)

  3. 3) NEW! 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. 4) NEW! May 2019 "Bolshevik Onslaught Red Army Newspaper" January 17, 1944, Never forget, never forgive! by First Lieutenant Sterlin. Translated from Russian by Dr. Mark Fisher, March 14, 2019 .

  2. 5) NEW! May 2019 Tsal Kaplun Foundation has extracted names of Lyubar Jews from the following:
    1. 1862-63 Revision List (DAZO-118-14-319) from Novograd Volynsk Uzed for Lyubar lists GILLER, GIRSHEL, KOFMAN, LOYFER, TARAN,and GITER
    2. 1907 Voter Registration List (same as Deborah Glassman's list)

  3. 6) 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.)

  4. 7) Contribute to a list of known rabbis and cantors in Lyubar.

Welcome! 90 researchers who live around the world 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.

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 Genealogy resources, historical references, photos, and personal memoirs provide framework about Jews who have lived in Lyubar since the late 15th century.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.

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 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 research and material was created entirely by Ellen Kowitt and is owned by Ellen Kowitt. Therefore, if you would like to cite any research conducted by Ellen or material 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 at least 143 years.

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