With the development of various ideological movements among the Jews of Galicia and Bukovina in the second half of the 19th century, modern political, communal and educational organizations were established alongside the traditional Jewish charities and religious associations (havarot). These voluntarily organizations mirrored the unique social, economic and religious makeup of every community.  These organizations took part in all areas of everyday Jewish life: welfare, employment, education, and religious and cultural life. Some of the organizations were an integral part of the regional activity of social and political movements such as the Haskala (Jewish enlightenment), the Zionist movement, Yiddishism and the socialist movement.



Search Organizations

You can search this database by the name of organizations, community and type of organization. The title of each organization describes the name and location of the organization. For example: Gmilut Hasadim in Tarnopol.

Newer articles are displayed first; you may sort by the title, as well.

Namesort descending Type Activity start year Activity end year Community
Achva (Brotherhood) in Lysiec Cultural Association
Agudat Israel Cultural Association
Ahavat Zion in Tarnow Zionist Association
Baron Hirsch School in Solotvin School
Ezra (Help) Welfare Association
Ezrat Israel in Bohorodczany Zionist Association
Bohorodchany (Brotchin)
Gamkha Traditional Hevra Ternopil
Gmilut Hasadim in Bohorodczany Welfare Association
Bohorodchany (Brotchin)