Zhabokrych is surrounded by deciduous forest.
For generations, town people have planted and cultivated
a variety of fruit trees, including cherry,
apple, pear, and nut trees. The trees and the town's pond have been
memorialized and passed down to the town's descendants. The pond,
created along the Berezhanka River, which flows through the region,
is still home to the frogs that gave the town its name — Zhabokrych —
For most of its existence, a significant portion
of the Zhabokrych population was Jewish. Today, Zhabokrych is devoid of Jews;
all that remains to attest to their prior presence is the Jewish cemetery, the former synagogue, and a few forlorn buildings.
The town's Jews, who lived in the center of the village, engaged primarily in trades
and crafts — cobblers, coopers, carpenters, and tailors.
The town's Jews built at least three synagogues of which
one remains, though it no longer serves Jews as a house of prayer.
During the Soviet period, the synagogue was an
elementary school; in the 1980's, the building was used
to manufacture car windows. Currently, the synagogue
building stands empty and unused.