Ivankiv

Cemetery in Ivankiv after construction
Cemetery in Ivankiv before construction

A Jewish community was established in Ivankiv in the first half of the 19th century, which is likely to have been associated with the creation of the Pale of Settlement. In 1897, the Ivankiv Jewish community numbered 1,577, making up around half of the town’s population. A particularly strong fire broke out in the community on March 31, 1891, and, according to historical documentation, destroyed the yeshivot. In 1893, the community received permission for their reconstruction. By 1900 there were two synagogues in the town. They are no longer standing. The cemetery is isolated and situated on a flat land at 42, Proletarska Street. A sign was erected at the site in 2010. The broken wooden fence had been vandalised and was in a severe state of disrepair. The ESJF engaged cleaning works at the site and replaced the almost-destroyed fence with one of concrete panels.