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CHIȘINĂU / KISHINEV / KESHENEV

Chișinău has a long and rich Jewish history. In 1774, a ḥevra kaddisha (burial society) was founded in the town with a membership of 144. …


BĂLȚI / BELTSY / BELTZ

Bălți is the second largest city in Republic of Moldova after Chișinău and is unofficially called “Moldovan Northern Capital”. The plot for the …


BRICENI / BRICHANY / BRECHEN

The settlement located on the site of today’s Briceni is known since mid 16th century. Jews are believed to come here in the mid 18th …


BRICEVA / BRICHEVO / BRITCHEVA

Bricheva was established as a Jewish agricultural colony in 1836 by colonists originating from Podolia. …


CĂLĂRAȘI / KALARASH / KALARASH

Călărași is known (under the name Tuzora) since mid 15th century. Jews began to settle here in the first half of the 19th century. …


CĂPREȘTI / KAPRESHTY / KAPRESHT

The Jewish colony of Căprești was established in 1851 by 211 Jews. By 1858, Căprești listed 33 families (357 people). …


DUBĂSARI / DUBOSSARY / DUBASAR

Dubăsari exists since 15th or 16th century. Jewish community is believed to appear here not later than 18th century. …


DUMBRĂVENI / DUMBRAVENY / DOMBROVEN

Dumbrăveni was established as a Jewish agricultural colony in 1836, the first of Jewish colonies …


EDINEȚ / YEDINTZY / YEDINITZ

Since 1835 Edineț is known as a shtetl. In 1897 Jewish population constituted 72,3% (7.379 people). By 1910 Jewish population increased to …


FĂLEȘTI / FALESHTY / FALESHT

The Jews are believed to appear here after 1812. In 1817, the community numbered 176 families (out of a total of 364 families). …


LEOVA / LEOVO / LEOVA

Leova is first mentioned in the late 16 century. Jews are believed to settle here before 1812. In 1847, the Jewish community of Leova listed 77 families. …


LIPCANI / LIPKANY / LIPKAN

Lipcani is the farthest North-Western town of Republic of Moldova, first documented in 1429. Jews are believed to settle here in 17th century. …


ORHEI / ORGEYEV / URIV

Orhei is mentioned for the first time in 1554. Jews are supposed to live here from the very beginning or so, the cemetery is reliably dated back to the edge of …


OTACI / ATAKI/ OTEK

Otaci is one of the oldest towns in Moldova, dated back to at least early 15th century, when a custom checkpoint existed here. …


RAȘCOV / RASHKOVO / RASHKEV

Rașcov is the oldest settlement in Pridnestrovie – Dniester left bank of Moldova, and one of the oldest Jewish towns in Moldova. …


RÎBNIȚA / RYBNITZA / RYBNITZ

Rîbnița was first mentioned in mid 17th century as a town at the outskirts of the Commonwealth. …


SCULENI / SKULYANY / SKULEN

Sculeni was first mentioned in 1432. In 1847, the Jewish community listed 624 people. …


SOROCA / SOROKI / SOREK

The Jewish presence in Soroca is mentioned in mid 17th century while the Jewish community here …


TÂRGUL VERTIUJENI / VERTIUZHANY / VARTIZHEN

Târgul Vertiujeni was founded in 1838 as a Jewish agricultural colony by 42 families. By 1897 its Jewish population consisted 1047 of 1057. …


TELENEȘTI / TELENESHTY / TELENESHT

The location was settled in ancient period, the town of Telenești exists here since Middle ages (the data vary from mid-15th to late 17th century). …


TIGHINA / BENDERY / BENDER

Tighina is known since 12-13th centuries due to the Genovian merchants. Not later than in the 15th century Jewish merchants passed through Tighina …


TIRASPOL / TIRASPOLI / TIRASPOL

The modern city of Tiraspol was founded by the Russian generalissimo Alexander Suvorov in 1792, although the area had been inhabited for thousands of years by varying ethnic groups. …


VADUL RAȘCOV / VADUL-RASHKOV or VADRASHKOV / RASHKEV

Vadul Rașcov is known since mid 18th century. Jews are believed to appear here after 1812, when Bessarabia became part of the Russian Empire. …


ZGURIȚA / ZGURITZA / ZGARITZE

The Jewish colony Zgurița was established in 1853. By the end of 19th century Jews constituted a vast majority of the population: 1.802 of 2.107. It had 5 prayer houses, a bath …


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