Old Website Town Pages
The information on this page has been compiled by Ukraine SIG long time ago.
As JewishGen and the Ukraine SIG evolved, the contents of the page became redundant with other areas of
JewishGen (specially the KehilaLinks) and the new SIG website.
This page will be temporarily hosted by the Ukraine SIG site until this contents is transferred to the corresponding
KehilaLink and/or indexed into the Ukraine Database. Then it will be removed.
Cherkassy, a vibrant and vital
city of the Ukraine, still has a significant Jewish community, in numbers
that show why the Ukraine remains the fourth largest home to Jews in
the world. Its Jewish community center and services are the hub of
Jewish social services across the Cherkassy Oblast.
The history of this city on the Dnieper is old, including
the history of its Jewish community.
View of Cherkassy, about 1917.
Cherkassy street, by 1910, from an old postcard.
Marche-Route from Cherkassy
Here's part of Flo Elman's story on how her grandfather
came to leave Cherkassy. A great read!
Research About Cherkassy
(Herschman) Rechtschafner has written an article about Cherkassy, including
its history and related information. To read or download it, visit