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Vorne Home Page
Chapter on Vorne from 'Preserving Our Litvak Heritage' by Josef Rosin Pre-WW2 Photos
Recent Photos
Cemetery Photos
Heshel's Kingdom by Dan Jacobson
Jewish Expulsion during WW1 Vorne in WW2
Vorna Valley South Africa
Contributions from Vorne Descendants

JewishGen KehilaLinks (formerly "ShtetLinks") is a project facilitating web pages commemorating the places where Jews have lived.  KehilaLinks provides the opportunity for anyone with an interest in a place to create web pages about that community.  These web pages may contain information, pictures, databases, and links to other sources providing data about that place.

Kehila קהילה [Hebrew] n. (pl. kehilot קהילות):
Jewish Community.  Used to refer to a Jewish community, anywhere in the world.

This site is hosted by JewishGen, the world’s largest Jewish genealogical organisation, an affiliate of the Jewish Heritage Museum in New York City. JewishGen provides amateur and professional genealogists with the tools to research their Jewish family history and heritage.

The Vorne/Varniai site on JewishGen Kehilalinks is managed by Paul Seftel whose grandfather emigrated from Vorne in 1899.

If you have any information or comments relevant to Vorne/Varniai please send them to

The Varniai webpage was created and compiled by Susan Gerichter until 2015.

Compiled by Paul Seftel
( from 2015

Copyright 2009 Susan Gerichter

Copyright 2015 Paul Seftel

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