Bobrovytsia

Bobrovitza (Yiddish), Bobrowica (Polish), Bobrowyzja (German), Бобровица – Bobrovitsa (Russian), Бобровиця (Ukrainian).

Bobrovytsia is a city (since 1958) in Chernihiv region of Ukraine. Population is 11,916 (2001). Before Revolution it was a town of Kozelec Uezd, Chernigov Gubernia.

Beginning

The earliest known Jewish community was first half of 19th century.

Jewish prayer house was opened here in 1869 but I haven’t find information when it was closed and in what building was situated. In 1875 there was registered only one Jewish marriage: Zelik Berkov Resnik and Beila-Enta Sruleva Altshuler.

In Chernigov Archiv stored documents about Bobrovitsa rabbi’s electing in 1889. It gives interesting details about small Jewish community in the end of XIX century. In that year rabbi became Abraham Getselev Tseitlin, gabay – Mezhirov Berko Mihelev, treasurer – Eliyash Epshtein.

In same document mentioned next Bobrovitsya Jews: Shevel and Moses Volinskie, Volko Kotlyarevskiy, Abraham Pertsev, Kaganov, Udka Shur, Moses Leikin, merchant Gersh Levitanskiy.

Bobrovitsya railway station