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Guide to the Records of the Vaad Hayeshivot (Council of Yeshivot) Vilna, Poland , RG 25

Processed by Isaiah Trunk. English finding aid by Fruma Mohrer under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Finding aid edited, encoded and posted online thanks to a grant from the Gruss Lipper Family Foundation.

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Electronic finding aid was converted to EAD version 2002 by Yakov Sklyar in October 2006. EAD finding aid was migrated in 2012 to Archon for display at the online Guide to the YIVO Archives. Description is in English.

Collection Overview

Title: Guide to the Records of the Vaad Hayeshivot (Council of Yeshivot) Vilna, Poland , RG 25

ID: RG 25 FA

Extent: 21.6 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection is divided into the following 5 series:


The Vaad Hayeshivot (Council of Yeshivot) was an organization whose central office was in Vilna, Poland and which was active from 1924 to 1939. It was authorized by the Polish government to provide spiritual and financial support to Orthodox yeshivot in the 5 eastern provinces of Poland, namely, Bialystok, Nowo Gródek, Polesie, Vilna and Wohlynia. During its existence the Vaad Hayeshivot supported a network of about 70 yeshivot which had a total of about 6,000 students. Its supporting membership included the rabbinate and the local populations of over 350 Jewish communities. The records of the Vaad Hayeshivot span the period 1920-1940. They reflect, to different degrees, all activities of the organization.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records of the Vaad Hayeshivot in Vilna reflect the entire range of activities of the Central Office from 1924 to 1940. Although incomplete, they are comprehensive enough to throw light on all aspects of the Vaad’s history. The records consist of correspondence, correspondence log books, circulars, minutes of meetings, reports, questionnaires, lists, printed materials and financial records such as receipts, budget reports, book-keeping entries.

Series I, the largest and richest in the collection is arranged in alphabetical order by Polish name of town or city. It includes almost no names from outside the Vaad Hayeshivot network. Three separate series were merged to form this one, because their contents, purpose and order were similar. Also, the original records were arranged according to Hebrew or Yiddish alphabetical order and the records were reshuffled according to the Roman alphabet. Each town can have two types of files: a. correspondence file, consisting of correspondence with either a yeshiva, rabbi, or local Vaad society;b. contribution lists file consisting of a list of names and contributions sent in to the Central Office by a certain town.

While most towns have two separate files, in some cases the two files were merged as there were only a few documents in each. In other cases they were left together in the same folder as some letters contain both correspondence and contributions. Certain towns, which were also administrative branches of the Vaad or which had larger populations such a Baranowicze, Bialystok, Brześc, Grodno, are represented by larger quantities of records which are arranged chronologically.

Series I is comprehensive but incomplete. Most of the yeshivot of the region are represented although correspondence with individual yeshivot is fragmentary with numerous gaps in years. Most of the network’s communities and local Vaad societies are also represented and contribution lists from towns provide a fair sampling of Orthodox Jewish participation in Vaad Hayeshivot activities. The series contains valuable correspondence with well-known yeshiva deans active in administrative matters, as well as rare documents such as manuscripts in Russian script dated 1847 and 1892 relating to the Wolozyn yeshiva.

The correspondence with yeshiva deans includes: Rabbi Finkel, Mir; Rabbi Gordon, Łomża; Rabi Aaron Kotler, Etz Chaim of Kleck; Rabbi S. Szkop, Shaar Hatora, Grodno; Rabbi Elchonon Wasserman, Ohel Tora, Baranowicze. Correspondents from the central office include: Rabbi C.O. Grodzienski, Rabbi Meir Karelitz, Rabbi Aaron Berek, Rabbi Joseph Shub.

Series II, General Office Correspondence, 1924-1940, contains correspondence with government authorities, commercial establishments, miscellaneous organizations in Poland, the AJDC in New York, Paris and Berlin and individuals. The series is fragmentary and small in quantity but contains enough materials from each correspondence type to provide the interested historian with a general understanding of the Central Office’s activities. Correspondence with the AJDC was arranged separately and is also fragmentary. The folder in this series are arranged chronologically.

Series III, Special Program and Activities, relates to four types of activities. a. Jewish Community Elections, 1928b. Food packages Program to the Soviet Union, 1933c. Refugee Committee, 1940d. Sefer Tora Project, 1933-1935

Election records are actually records of Dos Wort which was the office which organized the election committee. The archivist assumed however that as the staff and policies of the Vaad and Dos Wort overlapped, that the records should remain in the Vaad records where they were originally found. These records consist of questionnaires, correspondence, minutes, committee membership lists, generated by the Central Orthodox Election Committee for Municipal Elections in the Eastern Provinces. The questionnaires provide statistical information on populations of small Jewish communities.

Records of the Russian food package program consist of only 1 folder but include correspondence with the Diszkin Compnay in Warsaw which provides information on the Vaad’s formal role in the program as accepted by the Soviet embassy. The records of the Sefer Tora project are incomplete but contain lists of thousands of names of residents of towns in the eastern region as well as towns from other parts of Poland and abroad. Refugee Committee Records are fragmentary but provide some cumulative lists of beneficiaries, lists of yeshivot, and include financial reports and correspondence. Files on individual yeshivot are arranged geographically by name of town where yeshiva was originally located.

Series IV, Administrative Records are valuable, and rich, but fragmentary. There are by-laws but only for 1926. Convention materials include resolutions and agendas for 1928-1929 and 1939 but a portion of the convention materials are so illegible that they are practically useless. There are materials of historical value such as a resolution signed at the convention of 1928-1929 and bearing the signatures of the Chofetz Chaim and other rabbis. Questionnaires collected from all yeshivot provide useful statistical information on the financial situation of individual yeshivot, but only for 1926, 1929, and 1936.

There are lists of yeshivot, towns, communities, rabbis, which provide information on the structure of the organization, but dates are often unavailable. Bookkeeping records are very fragmentary and there are only two annual budget reports extant, for 1924-1925 and 1933.

Series V, Printed Materials, are comprehensive and not only indicate how well organized the publicity department was, but the circulars and printed materials are themselves a reflection of the organization’s entire range of activities and also of certain events in its history.

In addition to Dos Wort the Vaad Hayeshivot was also organizationally connected with the educational organization Chorev. In some cases, letters addressed to these two organizations were found to have been interfiled with the Vaad Hayeshivot records and were not removed.

The records are sources for the following subjects of research: yeshivot in Poland, 1847, 1892, 1924-1939; Jewish municipal elections, 1928; refugee aid in Poland; 1940; food package program to Soviet Union, 1940; Jewish organizations in inter-war Poland, 1924-40; the rabbinate in inter-war Poland, 1924-1940.

Historical Note

The Vaad Hayeshivot, (Council of Yeshivot) was founded at a rabbinical convention in Grodno, Poland, in 1924, under the sponsorship of Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan of Radunʹ and Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzienski of Vilna, both prominent spiritual leaders of Polish Orthodox Jewry. The main purpose of the Council was to provide financial support to yeshivot in eastern Poland, which had been uprooted or destroyed during World War I and were on the verge of financial bankruptcy. Active from 1924 to 1940 with its central office in Vilna, the Council was authorized by the Polish government to function in five eastern provinces of Poland, namely, Bialystok, Nowo Gródek, Polesie, Vilna and Wohlynia. For 15 years the Vaad supported a network of about 70 yeshivot with a total student body of about 6,000 students. It also used its spiritual influence and organizational strength to espouse political, religious and practical causes in support of Orthodox Judaism. Dos Wort, the Vaad’s official organ, was published weekly from 1924 to 1939.

The Vaad’s network consisted of a central administrative board and central office, the rabbinate of the eastern Polish countryside, local vaad societies from about 350 communities, as well as the Jewish orthodox residents of those communities, and finally the staffs and student bodies of about 70 yeshivot. The different elements of this network were related in the following manner. The administrative board and office planned and scheduled fund-raising campaigns, conducted simultaneously in the 5 provinces. Responsibility for the campaigns was delegated to rabbis who visited communities and formed local vaad hayeshivot societies. Money collected from the community by the local society was sent to the central office in Vilna which distributed it to the yeshivot according to established percentages.

The central administrative board was headed by Rabbi Kagan and Rabbi Grodzienski. Rabbi Kagan (who was known popularly as the “Chofetz Chaim” after his book which bore that title) was the executive director of the Council from 1924 until his death in 1933. He was succeeded by Rabbi Grodzienski who was president of the board until 1940. As an indisputed spiritual leader of Orthodox Jewry in Eastern Poland the Chofetz Chaim was in fact the inspirational force behind the Council and was successful in unifying the rabbinate, the yeshiva deans and the local population into a single organization which worked together for the survival of the entire yeshiva system, then on the verge of extinction. Rabbi Grodzienski, a renowned rabbi and dayan (religious judge) in Vilna, unaffiliated with any particular yeshiva, had worked since World War I for the reconstruction of yeshivot and by 1924 was recognized by U.S. relief institutions as a national spokesman for Polish Jewish institutions and individuals in need of financial aid. The personalities of these two men contributed more to the effectiveness of the Council than any other single factor.

As the Chofetz Chaim’s advanced years and poor health precluded practical day-to-day participation, Rabbi Grodzienski was the recognized administrative director although he too was involved in many other community and religious matters. Technical aspects of the administration were in the hands of Rabbi Joseph Shub, active from 1924-1939 and listed as Secretary and treasurer in a 1933 list of board members. Other members of the board included yeshiva deans, such as Rabbi A. Kotler of Kleck, Rabbi F. Hindes of Grodno and Rabbi L.J. Finkel of Mir. The administration also included members of the rabbinate, such as Rabbi Meir Karelitz of Lachowicze and Rabbi M. Rabinowicz of Szczuczyn.

The Central Office in Vilna consisted of a handful of office workers whose duties, conditions of work and salaries, were defined at an executive board meeting. The Central Office served as the central communication point for all units of the network. i.e., the yeshivot, rabbis, community residents, local vaad societies. It functioned as a clearing house of funds which it distributed to the yeshivot and all of its office duties were generated by this basic function. It corresponded with all yeshiva deans, collected statistical information on yeshivot, kept records of all funds distributed, and received all yeshiva requests relating to building repairs, staff salaries and student services. It issued instructions to rabbis, kept records of all their visits to communities. It kept records of all contributions, corresponded with over 350 communities, distributing notices of events, such as rabbinical sermons, lectures. Finally it corresponded with the Polish government, commercial establishments, and organizations and individuals around the world.

The rabbinate, considered by Rabbi Kagan as a vital group in the Vaad net work, consisted of rabbis of communities who voluntarily agreed to work for the Vaad in a joint proclamation signed by all attending the convention of 1924. Each rabbi was asked by the Central Office to visit 2 communities a year, to speak on behalf of the Council, explaining its purpose and delivering a general discourse on a Tora topic. They also were to form a local Vaad Hayeshivot society and launch the fund raising campaign. The rabbis were the key link between the central office and local population; they were the backbone of the entire fund raising campaign. Moreover, they fulfilled a spiritual and educational need, as many of the communities they visited had no rabbi and the sermons they delivered were considered educational lectures.

The local Vaad societies or sometimes ladies auxiliaries, were founded by the visiting rabbi and consisted of active lay members of the community, headed sometimes by the synagogue manager or treasurer. The local society collected money, sent lists of contributions to the main office, received and posted notices concerning Vaad Hayeshivot events such as special collections, lectures, held meetings and sent reports to Dos Wort for publication.

Over 350 communities were considered part of the Vaad’s campaigning network. In fact, the Chofetz Chaim’s proclamation of 1924 stated that all Jewish residents of the 5 provinces were obligated to give a minimum of 18 zlotes or $2.00 a year. They were to consider this amount a national obligation, in the same manner as the ‘half-shekel’ was collected annually as part of Jewish religious practice.

The yeshivot in the network were either yeshivot gedolot, or ‘higher’ schools, for students between about 15-20 or yeshivot ketanot or ‘preparatory’ schools, for students between 12-15. There were about 15 yeshivot gedolot, many of which were well known for their high academic standards in Talmudic studies. Students came not only from all over the 5 provinces but from other parts of Poland and often from the U.S. as well. The best known yeshivot were: Ohel Torah, Baranowicze; Toras Chesed, Baranowicze; Toras Chesed, Brześc; Beis Yosef, Bialystok; Beis Ulpana, Bialystok; Shaar Hatora, Grodno; Rameiles, Vilna; Etz Chaim, Wolozyn; Łomża Yeshiva, Łomża; Mirrer Yeshiva, Mir; Beis Yosef, Międzyrzec; Slonim Yeshiva, Slonim; Beis Yosef, Pinsk; Kobryn Yeshiva, Kobryn; Knesset Beis Yitzchak, Kamieniec Litewski; Etz-Chaim, Kleck; Chofetz-Chaim, Radunʹ.

The yeshivot ketanot, which accounted for the rest of the schools, received 12% of the total monies collected by the central office. The balance was distributed monthly to the yeshivot gedolot, according to fixed percentages based upon an established priority system. The money paid for food, new clothing, clothing alterations, shoe purchases and repairs, bedding, medical services, books, staff salaries and summer camps.

The Vaad Hayeshivot had four major sources of income. The first source was the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. This source, though considered indispensable in the 1920’s became unpredictable, however, especially in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s when practically all aid stopped because of the Depression. The JDC had branches in Paris in Berlin and the Vaad, through Rabbi Chaim O Grodzienski, corresponded with them, sending periodic budget reports. A second source, was based on the local collection campaign, held bi-annually in all Jewish communities in the eastern provinces. The campaign objective was 18 zlotes or $2.00 a year and campaigns were held during the Sabbath of Yisro, that is when the portion of Yisro is read from the Tora, some time in February.

The second campaign was held during the high holy day period. For those unable to donate $2.00 at one time, money boxes were distributed so that they could donate small sums daily. A letter to the JDC states that the income derived from the regional campaigns was $40,000 or a fifth of total yeshiva expenses, estimated at $200,000.

A third source of funds consisted of international ‘friends’ and supporters of the Vaad, former yeshiva students, rabbis and Jews interested in supporting Tora education. Countries included France, Holland, England, USA, Australia and South Africa. Finally, the Vaad had some special projects or activities, such as the Tora Project in memory of the Chofetz Chaim, 1933-1935.

Despite the Vaad’s success in penetrating local communities, and despite the high participation rate as demonstrated by the contribution lists, the yeshiva network continued to suffer serious financial problems. Cumulative budget figures for the entire yeshiva system for 1937-1938 are income: 1,211,908 z; expenses: 1,521,150 z; deficit: 709,242 z. The figures for 1938 and 1939 are similar with deficits of higher than 50% and as these figures represented the cumulative budgets of all the yeshivot combined it can be concluded that the financial situation of the average yeshiva was deteriorating.

To plan and control its activities the Vaad Hayeshivot held conferences. Major ones, held in Vilna and attended by rabbis and yeshiva deans from all over the 5 provinces, were held in 1924, 1928-1929 and in 1939. The 1924 conference was convened because of the yeshiva crisis and saw the establishment of the organization. The 1928-1929 conference, a rabbinical conference held in the Vaad Hayeshivot building, dealt with Jewish municipal elections and at the same time, the financial crisis occasioned by the impending cessation of aid from the AJDC. The rabbinical conference was at the same time a Vaad Hayeshivot conference, for the attending rabbis were members of the Vaad and the conference was chaired by Rabbi Grodzienski, so that the future of the yeshiva system was high on the agenda. In addition, committees were established to deal with general religious matters such as Sabbath observance and kashrut.

The next major Vaad Hayeshivot conference was held in the summer of 1939 in order to celebrate 15 years of existence. It dealt not only with Yeshiva matters but also with the question of assimilation among religious Jews. Committees were again appointed to deal with problems in kashrut and sabbath observance, as well as general religious practice. Thus, both major conferences, concerned themselves with general religious and spiritual questions as well as the general financial status of the yeshiva system.

The second kind of conference, called regional conferences, convened much more frequently and its purpose was to review past fund raising campaigns and plan future ones. Resolutions were passed relating to campaign matters and regional conferences were attended by the regional rabbinate, members of the Vaad Hayeshivot Central Office, deans of yeshivot. Reports were written after each conference and often described in Dos Wort. In addition to its main function, the Vaad Hayeshivot took part in political matters was active in relief work, and other projects. The Vaad Hayeshivot played an indirect role in the election campaign for the Jewish Kehilla elections of 1928, when community councils were to be elected for communities in the eastern provinces. Dos Wort, the Vaad’s official newspaper, wrote articles and campaigned actively on behalf of the Orthodox candidates. It called a conference of 100 community leaders, participated in the formation of the Tsentral byuro fun ortodoksishn val amt far di mizrakh kontn, or Central Orthodox Election Committee for Municipal Elections in the Eastern Province and sent out questionnaires to communities in the eastern region, in order to provide campaign advice and evaluate current propaganda methods in use.

In 1933, the Vaad Hayeshivot participated in a food package program to the Soviet Union, which was then suffering from a famine due to widespread crop failures. The Vaad acted as a representative of the Diszkin Company in Warsaw, a meat company which had been authorized by the Soviet embassy to be the sole sender of food packages in Poland. The Vaad Hayeshovot accepted food order and forwarded them to Warsaw and or to Latvia where another licensed company handled orders. The program seems to have lasted only a year.

Another project was the writing of a Sefer Tora in memory of the Chofetz Chaim, initiated after his death in 1933 and terminated about 1935. A scribe was commissioned by the Vaad Hayeshivot to write a Tora scroll. The entire Jewish community both in Poland and elsewhere was invited to share in the religious commandment of writing a Tora by ‘buying’ a letter, verse or more. Portions of the Tora were printed, word by word, or letter by letter, in notebooks and letters were checked off as they were ‘sold’. In this manner thousands of names were collected. It is possible that these lists of names which survive in the YIVO Archives in the Vaad Hayeshivot records, are the only surviving records of individuals who later died during World War II. The Sefer Tora project had two purposes. The first, was to achieve a symbolic feeling of unity among Jews by asking them to participate in a collective religious act. Secondly, the project was a source of income and funds raised from it were distributed to yeshivot as indicated by some extant financial records. At the completion of the Tora traditional celebrations were held.

The Council had an additional function in 1940 when Eastern Poland was occupied by the Soviet Union and Central Poland by German. The yeshivot in both areas closed down and staff and many students, teachers and administrators fled to Vilna. The Vaad worked with the Refugee Committee of Vilna to provide shelter, food and clothing to these refugees. Some of the yeshivot handled by the refugee committee were from outside Vaad Hayeshivot territory such as the Yeshiva of Lublin, or the Yeshiva of Lubavitch situated in Otwock near Warsaw. Many of the yeshivot used Vilna as a transit point in their flight through Poland across Russia to Shanghai where they stayed for part or all of the war.

Something must be said about the activities of Dos Wort which coexisted alongside the Vaad for 15 years. It’s editors were Rabbi Joseph Shub and Rabbi Meir Karelitz. The primary purpose of the papers was to publicize the financial objective of the organization and to report on its activities. Dos Wort provided complete coverage of all Vaad activities, including conferences and campaigns. It reported rabbinical visits to towns and described their sermons in detail. It published appeals and announcements relating to major campaigns as well as reports on their degrees of success. It also published open letters by the Chofetz Chaim and other rabbis. In addition, Dos Wort provided detailed coverage of the entire Jewish municipal election campaign of 1928, favoring the orthodox candidates and writing lengthy political analyses.

Articles were written as well on religious and spiritual matters, such as pieces on the religious festivals and Sabbath observance. Some foreign, political and diplomatic news was included. Anecdotes and stories of famous rabbinic personalities were featured as well. Social ads were a regular weekly item and yeshivot would print announcements about their student admission policy, and other student matters. In 1925 the price of an issue was 30 groshen. Copies were probably mailed to all local Vaad Hayeshivot societies as well as to private subscribers.

In conclusion, the Vaad Hayeshivot succeeded in creating and maintaining an organization which attempted to provide a regular financial base to the yeshiva system. Because of general economic difficulties in Poland and elsewhere the Vaad did not succeed in eliminating the deficits of individual yeshivot. Nevertheless, by building an organizational structure which reached out to the entire Jewish population in the eastern provinces, and by conducting enthusiastic and persistent campaigns, the Vaad Hayeshivot succeeded in keeping the yeshivot open, providing partially for the essential needs of students and staff.

Secondly, for the first time in modern yeshiva history a precedent was set for yeshivot to work together in order to solve their problems. Throughout the existence of the Vaad, the yeshivot were subject to the regulations laid down by the central office as far as regional collecting was concerned; individual yeshivot were not permitted to organize separate collections for themselves in Vaad Hayeshivot territory, although they could do so abroad.

And finally, the Vaad Hayeshivot through its traveling deans and rabbis, through the far reaching influence of its leaders, through its organizational machinery, its newspaper and publicity methods, was also effective in exerting an influence in spiritual and political matters.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions:

General Access Policy: Open to researchers with special permission of the Chief Archivist. At the present time, temporarily closed to the public pending completion of conservation and microfilming.

For more information, contact: Chief Archivist, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011 email: archives@yivo.cjh.org

Preferred Citation: Published citations should read as follows:Identification of item, date (if known); YIVO Archives; Records of the Vaad Hayeshivot (Vilna, Poland); RG 25; folder number.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

Series 1: Series I: Intra-Organizational Correspondence, 1847, 1892, 1924-1940,
Series 2: Series II: General Office Correspondence, 1924-1940,
Series 3: Series III: Special Programs and Activities, 1928, 1933-1935, 1940,
Series 4: Series IV: Administrative Records, 1924-1939,
Series 5: Series V: Printed Materials, 1923-1940,

Series III: Special Programs and Activities
1928, 1933-1935, 1940
Subseries 1: Jewish Community Elections
Subseries 1 includes correspondence and questionnaires arranged alphabetically by town. Minutes of meetings, circulars.
Folder 787: Central Orthodox Election Committee for Municipal Elections in the eastern provinces; minutes of conventions and committee membership lists; election calendars
Folder 788: Election Committee questionnaires. 2 sets
Folder 789: Correspondence of election committee with individual communities in eastern provinces
Folder 790: Election committee circulars; clippings re elections; blank stationery
Subseries 2: Food packages Program to the Soviet Union
Subseries 2 includes correspondence of Vaad Hayeshivot with authorized food packaging companies, food package orders
Folder 791: Correspondence of Vaad Hayeshivot with authorized food packaging companies, food package orders
Subseries 3: Refugee Committee
Subseries 3 includes files on individual yeshivot; correspondence; reports. Files arranged geographically by original yeshiva location.
Folder 792: Baranowicze
Folder 793: Baranowicze
Folder 794: Białystok
Folder 795: Brześc
Folder 796: Grodno
Folder 797: Kamieniec
Folder 798: Kamieniec
Folder 799: Kleck
Folder 800: Leidimas
Folder 801: Łomża
Folder 802: Lublin
Folder 803: Luck
Folder 804: Międzyrzec
Folder 805: Mir
Folder 806: Nowo Gródek
Folder 807: Ostrog
Folder 808: Otwock
Folder 809: Pinsk
Folder 810: Radunʹ
Folder 811: Slonim
Folder 812: Vilna
Folder 813: Wołożyn
Folder 814: General correspondence and reports relating to all yeshivot. Financial reports
Folder 815: Cumulative list of individual yeshiva students, from all yeshivot
Folder 816: Lists of individuals receiving aid, not yeshiva-affiliated
Folder 817: Temporary lodging forms. Fragmentary
Folder 818: Miscellaneous
Subseries 4: Sefer Tora Project
Subseries 4 includes a list of contributions; correspondence. Contributions arranged geographically by town, correspondence unarranged.
Folder 819: Antonowka
Folder 820: Antwerp, Belgium
Folder 821: Augustów
Folder 822: Baranowicze
Folder 824: Bendin
Folder 825: Bereza-Kartuska
Folder 826: Berezno
Folder 827: Białystok
Folder 828: Bielsk
Folder 829: Bieniakonie
Folder 830: B’nei-B’rak, Palestine
Folder 831: Bodki
Folder 832: Brasław
Folder 833: Brussels, Belgium
Folder 834: Brześc
Folder 835: Brzostowica
Folder 836: Bydgoszcz
Folder 837: Bystrzyce
Folder 838: Capetown, South Africa
Folder 839: Ciechanów
Folder 840: Ciechanówiec
Folder 841: Dąbrowa
Folder 842: Dąbrowica
Folder 843: Dawid-Gródek
Folder 844: Demidowka
Folder 845: Derazne
Folder 846: Dołhinow
Folder 847: Drohiczyn
Folder 848: Domaczewo
Folder 849: Druja
Folder 850: Drujsk
Folder 851: Dublin, Ireland
Folder 852: Dukszty
Folder 853: Dunilowicze
Folder 854: Dworzec
Folder 855: Ejszyszki
Folder 856: Filipowa
Folder 857: Frankfurt, Germany
Folder 858: Gateshead, England
Folder 859: Gierwiaty
Folder 860: Glasgow, Scotland
Folder 861: Glebokie
Folder 862: Grajewo
Folder 863: Haifa, Palestine
Folder 864: Hancewicze
Folder 865: Hermanowicze
Folder 866: Hoduciszki
Folder 867: Holszany
Folder 868: Holynka
Folder 869: Horodeć
Folder 870: Horodyszcze
Folder 871: Ignalino
Folder 872: Iwie
Folder 873: Iwienec
Folder 874: Izabelin
Folder 875: Jalowka
Folder 876: Janów
Folder 877: Jasinowka
Folder 878: Jedwabne
Folder 879: Jerusalem, Palestine
Folder 880: Jeziornica
Folder 881: Jeziory
Folder 882: Johannesburg, South Africa
Folder 883: Kamień Koszyrski
Folder 884: Kamionka
Folder 885: Katowice
Folder 886: Kisielin
Folder 887: Kleck
Folder 888: Kleszczele
Folder 889: Kobryn
Folder 890: Kobylʹnik
Folder 891: Kosów
Folder 892: Kostopolʹ
Folder 893: Kowel
Folder 894: Kraków
Folder 895: Krasne
Folder 896: Krewo
Folder 897: Krynki
Folder 898: Krzywicze
Folder 899: Kunsk
Folder 900: Kurzeniec
Folder 901: Kuźnica
Folder 902: Lachowicze
Folder 903: Lachwa
Folder 904: Landwarów
Folder 905: Lebiedziew
Folder 906: Lenin
Folder 907: Lida
Folder 908: Linowo
Folder 909: Lipniszki
Folder 910: Liverpool, England
Folder 911: Łódz
Folder 912: Łokacze
Folder 913: Lubcza
Folder 914: Luboml
Folder 915: Luck
Folder 916: Ludwipol
Folder 917: Łuków
Folder 918: Łuniniec
Folder 919: Lunna
Folder 920: Luzki
Folder 921: Lwów
Folder 922: Maciejow
Folder 923: Maleniec
Folder 924: Malinow
Folder 925: Maniewicze
Folder 926: Marcinkance
Folder 927: Mejszagola
Folder 928: Miadziol
Folder 929: Michaliszki
Folder 930: Michałowo
Folder 931: Międzyrzec
Folder 932: Mielnica
Folder 933: Mielnik
Folder 934: Mikaszewicze
Folder 935: Milejczyce
Folder 936: Miory
Folder 937: Mir
Folder 938: Mizocz
Folder 939: Mława
Folder 940: Molczadz
Folder 941: Montevideo, Uruguay
Folder 942: Moroczno
Folder 943: Mosty
Folder 944: Motolʹ
Folder 945: Mscibow
Folder 946: Murawica
Folder 947: Musz
Folder 948: Naliboki
Folder 949: Narew
Folder 950: Narewka
Folder 951: Niehniewicze
Folder 952: Niemenczyn
Folder 953: Niemirów
Folder 954: Niezwiez
Folder 955: Nowogród
Folder 956: Nowo Gródek
Folder 957: Nowojelno
Folder 958: Nowo-Sweciany
Folder 959: Nowy Dwʹor
Folder 960: Odelsk
Folder 961: Olkieniki
Folder 962: Olyka
Folder 963: Opalin
Folder 964: Opsa
Folder 965: Orany
Folder 966: Orla
Folder 967: Osowa
Folder 968: Ostrów
Folder 969: Ostrozec
Folder 970: Ostryn
Folder 971: Oszmiana
Folder 972: Otwock
Folder 973: Petakh-Tikva, Palestine
Folder 974: Pieski
Folder 975: Pinsk
Folder 976: Plissa
Folder 977: Płock
Folder 978: Plotnica
Folder 979: Pniewno
Folder 980: Poczajow
Folder 981: Podbrodzie
Folder 982: Pohost
Folder 983: Polonka
Folder 984: Porozow
Folder 985: Poryck
Folder 986: Porzecze
Folder 987: Postawy
Folder 988: Prużana
Folder 989: Przemyśl
Folder 990: Punśk
Folder 991: Putelange, France
Folder 992: Pyzdry
Folder 993: Raczki
Folder 994: Radoszkowice
Folder 995: Radunʹ (includes contributions from Chicago, Washington,D.C.
Folder 996: Rafałówka
Folder 997: Rajgród
Folder 998: Raków
Folder 999: Riga, Latvia
Folder 1000: Rokitno
Folder 1001: Ros
Folder 1002: Rotterdam, Holland
Folder 1003: Rowne
Folder 1004: Różanka
Folder 1005: Rudziszki
Arrangement: By organizational unit.
Folder 1006: Rymszany
Arrangement: Alphabetical by format or organizational unit.
Folder 1007: Sarny
Folder 1008: Serniki
Folder 1009: Sejny
Folder 1010: Sidra
Folder 1011: Sielec
Folder 1012: Siemiatycze
Folder 1013: Siniawka
Folder 1014: Skidel
Folder 1015: Slonim
Folder 1016: Słupca
Folder 1017: Sniadowo
Folder 1018: Snow
Folder 1019: Sochaczewie
Folder 1020: Sokółka
Folder 1021: Sokoly
Folder 1022: Soly
Folder 1023: Sopockinie
Folder 1024: Stachow
Folder 1025: Stawiski
Folder 1026: Stepan
Folder 1027: Stojaciski
Folder 1028: Stolin
Folder 1029: Stolowicze
Folder 1030: Stolpce
Folder 1031: Supraśl
Folder 1032: Suwalki
Folder 1033: Sweciany
Folder 1034: Swiniuchy
Folder 1035: Świr
Folder 1036: Świsłocz
Folder 1037: Synajska
Folder 1038: Szarkowszczyzna
Folder 1039: Szczuczyn
Folder 1040: Szereszów
Folder 1041: Tarnopolʹ
Folder 1042: Tel Aviv
Folder 1043: Telechany
Folder 1044: Tomaszówka
Folder 1045: Traby
Folder 1046: Troki
Folder 1047: Trzcianne
Folder 1048: Tuczyn
Folder 1049: Turku, Finland
Folder 1050: Turzec
Folder 1051: Turzysk
Folder 1052: Tykocin
Folder 1053: United States, cities
Folder 1054: Uściług
Folder 1055: Warkowicze
Folder 1056: Warszawa
Folder 1057: Wasiliszki
Folder 1058: Węgrów
Folder 1059: Vilna
Folder 1060: Vilna
Folder 1061: Wiszniew
Folder 1062: Wizajny
Folder 1063: Włodawa
Folder 1064: WŁódziemierzec
Folder 1065: Wołczyn
Folder 1066: Wołkowysk
Folder 1067: Wołomin
Folder 1068: Wołożyn
Folder 1069: Wolpa
Folder 1070: Wsielub
Folder 1071: Wysock
Folder 1072: Wysokie
Folder 1073: Zabinka
Folder 1074: Zabłudów
Folder 1075: Zagorow
Folder 1076: Zaluck
Folder 1077: Zaludek
Folder 1078: Zambrów
Folder 1079: Zaostrówiecze
Folder 1080: Zdzięcioł
Folder 1081: Zelwa
Folder 1082: Zofjowka
Folder 1083: Zuprany
Folder 1084: Miscellaneous
Folder 1085: Miscellaneous
Folder 1086: Unidentified cities
Folder 1087: Unidentified cities
Folder 1088: Miscellaneous correspondence
Folder 1089: Miscellaneous correspondence
Folder 1090: Miscellaneous correspondence
Folder 1091: Miscellaneous correspondence
Folder 1092: Miscellaneous correspondence
Folder 1093: Miscellaneous correspondence
Folder 1094: Miscellaneous correspondence
Folder 1095: Miscellaneous correspondence
Folder 1096: Miscellaneous correspondence
Folder 1097: Lists of letters and verses from the Tora
Folder 1098: Notebooks containing letters and verses sold

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