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Community Directory - Rybnitsa

Rybnitsa

Rybnitsa was founded in 1650. After 1918, the town became part of the Soviet Russia. From 1990, it belongs to Pridnestrovye/ Transdniestria. Rybnitsa is an industrial center of the unacknowledged Transdniestrian Republic. A big steel works is situated in the town. Also its industry produces construction materials, food and clothes.
Rybnitsa is situated 110 kms from Kishinev. Its population is 50,000 people.

As early as in 1800, several dozens of Jewish families lived in Rybnitsa, though the neighboring localities have a longer Jewish history. However, during Rech Pospolita, the Polish rule period, a synagogue functioned in Rashkov. It was destroyed by the Cossacks in the 18th century. Rybnitsa is the regional center for 11 small surrounding towns and villages. Its Jewish population is 350 people and 200 people in periphery.
The Jewish community center of Rybnitsa develops two programs: maintaining the Jewish cemeteries and investigating the Jewish history of Rybnitsa.
The "Hesed Rahel" Welfare Center runs both welfare and cultural programs for the community members.

Jewish Community of Rybnitsa

Established – 2002.

Chairperson – Ilya Freidkin.

Registered as successor of the Jewish Cultural Society of Rybnitsa that was organized in 1989. Formally coordinates the activities of all the Jewish organizations of the town. Develops two programs: taking care of the cemeteries and the Jewish history of Rybnitsa.

Welfare Center “Hesed Rachel”

Established - 1997

Board Chairman – Semyon Sigal

Hesed Director – Zina Sergeeva

Phone – (373-555) – 33968, 33944,

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Welfare programs: Number of clients in the city (incl. children and periphery) – 420 • Food packages • Meals – on – Wheels • Hot meals • Fresh food sets • Home care services • Winter relief • Warm homes • Medical equipment loan • Medical consultations • Medicines distribution • Day center Food through shop smart-cards

Cultural programs: Kabbalat Shabbat • Jewish tradition • Intellectual games • Klezmer vocal group