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#1 International

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 05:48 PM

Ladies & Gents (Mostly gents tho),

I am IYH heading out to Ukraine the day after tomorrow (Sunday), I plan on embarking on a Kivrei Tzadikim /M'Komos Hakdoshim Road Trip for a week.

Any of you ever done it? Any pointers? Contacts? Tehillim Requests?

If none of the above apply - Perhaps some Thread Hijacks?

Jah Bless, Holla.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:22 PM

medzhibosh, uman, berdichev, another place i always forget - it's in the middle of nowhere. cemetery in kiev has a kever of one of the skver rebbes, iirc.

as to contact ppl, contact the shul in podol (R'Bleich)

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 01:19 AM

Which part of Ukraine?

Yisroel Meir Gabay knoiws the area better than most. Google him.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 09:28 AM

medzhibosh, uman, berdichev, another place i always forget - it's in the middle of nowhere. cemetery in kiev has a kever of one of the skver rebbes, iirc.

as to contact ppl, contact the shul in podol (R'Bleich)

I have been to both shuls in Kiev several times - Am acquainted with rabbi Bleich and others - Was looking for contacts further out...

I'm thinking of staying in Medzibush for shabbat.

Thanks tho :good:

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 09:42 AM

oh! valednik - the place in the middle of nowhere

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 01:08 PM

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 01:13 PM

My bro knows the Ukraine's Jewish velt like the back of his hand. If you want, I can try to contact him and ask him for details/places that are 'out there'.

I'm off to the airport in an hour, can u PM me stuffs?

thanks so much.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 01:26 PM

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:38 PM

im kinda of annoyed that i missed this thread...i travel to ukraine often and i know lots about the kevarim and stuff.If anyone ever needs help with any of this send me a pm.. i have some good drivers and good tips
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 12:45 PM

This thread needs an update....

Village -- what is it like traveling there? Surely there is no more Jewish life in all these old shtetls?
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 02:04 PM

I'm still here in Ukraine, If anyone ever needs anything - Holla.

(working on some projects - will probably stay for a year or 3)

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 02:06 PM

I'm still here in Ukraine, If anyone ever needs anything - Holla.

(working on some projects - will probably stay for a year or 3)


so how is it? did you spend shabbat in Medzibush or some other place like that? did you find the kivrei? there are jews in those places?
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:05 PM

Did not yet get a chance to visit any kevarim at all, hopefully ill get my chance in the coming few months.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:07 PM

Did not yet get a chance to visit any kevarim at all, hopefully ill get my chance in the coming few months.


Are you in Kiev now? How is that looking?
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 06:09 PM

Are you in Kiev now? How is that looking?

I go to kiev on business every week or 2, But I live in Uman.

One day when i have time i'll try to summarize it all.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:32 PM

Are you in Kiev now? How is that looking?


you didn't see the pics? :o Kreschatik is horrible :(

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 09:58 PM

you didn't see the pics? :o Kreschatik is horrible :(



what pics?

I go to kiev on business every week or 2, But I live in Uman.

One day when i have time i'll try to summarize it all.



thanks, please do.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 01:28 PM

i will write about it later...i dont have time write now and its a lot

ok here goes.. i will start from the airport and whatever else i know

ok so the kiev airport is really stupid and very third world and when u get there you will have to figure out which line to stand on .If ur going on an American Passport then you will make it thru easily but with an Israeli one, until next year you still need a visa. Finding a driver to take you places isnt that hard around Rosh hashana and Chanukah time cuz then there are lots of people going there for Uman and Medzibuz but if you are traveling at a random time it is best to set one up before.. i got this guys number this past rosh hashana and he was pretty efficient and had good drivers..some were even jewish
Roman Kapustin
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dont ask me how to call from america or israel.. i dont know
In Kiev there is a yeshiva and a chabad and a mikvah and i think a couple of kosher places to eat.
Uman always has at least a minyan there and there are plenty of places to rent there during the year close to the tziyon. There is always at least one(dirty)mikvah open and some kosher food is sold in the yellow kiosk on Pushkana Street.
Regarding food..if ur traveling and doing a kevarim trip for a couple of days.. u will probably end up spending lots of time in the car just driving..everything is very far away from eachother..........bring lots of canned tuna,crackers,bread,dried veggies, and whatever else u mind schlepping.....only drink the water in bottles..and Pepsi is kosher...Almost all the vodka there except flavored ones are ksher and have a OU..Nemiroff is the best...cigarettes are really cheap.
The currecy is grivna and its like 10 grivna to the dollar.. u can change money in the airport..the drivers love american money but its good to have grivna in case u stop somewhere in Ukraine where they have never seen dollars.
Bring lots of warm clothes especially if during the winter
I was in Chernobyl this past winter for about a half hour.. it was 30 degrees below zero.
Uman wasnt much better.
In medzibuz there is a hachnosas orschim run by R' Yisroel Meir Gabbai...they have legit food for shabbos(you have to pay for it)and beds to sleep also for a charge...theres the kever and the baal shem tovs mayan where the water is a very big segulah to drink
the drivers know where everything else.. u just sit back and enjoy the scenery and the hole in the floor toilets
brings baby wipes
any other questions?
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