Rosava

Россава (Russian), Росава (Ukrainian)

Rosava is a village in Mironovskiy district, Kiev region. In the 16th – 18th centuries, it was a part of Rechpospolita (Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1569–1795). In 1793 Rosava became part of the Russian Empire.

In the XIX – early XX centuries, the shtetl Rosava was in Kanev district, Kiev region.

There are seven documents concerning Jews of Rosava on Wikimedia.org, supplied by an unknown user. It was a main source of information for this article.

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We don’t know when Jews appear in Rosava…

A synagogue in Rosava was opened in 1815 and existed till its closing in 1864.

In 1864, there were about 59 Jewish houses in Rosava. 400 Jews lived in them.

In 1866, the synagogue where the followers of tsaddik Duvidl Tverskoy used to pray was closed.

There wasn’t any synagogue in the town so they had to attend the synagogue in Boguslav. That’s why in the same year Jews asked for the permission to open a synagogue in Eli Kozlov’s house.

During my visit to Rosava in 2016 there was only one object left which reminded of the Jewish history of the shtetl. It was the old mill on the river.
During my visit to Rosava in 2016 there was only one object left which reminded of the Jewish history of the shtetl. It was the old mill on the river which belonged to Gershko Tsap.

In 1879, a Rosava widow Reyzia Yoskova (married name Sendlerova) presented her house to the community. The second synagogue “Kloyz” was opened there.