1) BERDICHEV, Ukraine – The Tomchei Tmimim Yeshiva of Berdichev opened a practical training course of Sofrut – the art of writing Jewish scripts in Torah scrolls, Megilat Esthe scrolls, tefillins and mezuzas.
According to the Chief Rabbi of Berdichev, Moshe Taler, this new course is designed to increase the number of rabbinical students who study in the yeshiva, as well as to allow the students to acquire new skills, which will help the students find employment in the future.
The Jewish Community of Berdichev also operates a Jewish kindergarten, a day school and various clubs.
2) Today the Jewish population of Berdichev makes about 650 people (March/2006)
(Courtesy:Great Synagogue of Kiev)
3) OTHER ENETRPRISES IN BERDICHEV
a – Berdychiv Cannery OJSC
89 Voikova street, Berdychiv 11400 Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
+38 04143 20325/ 20396
Fruit, Vegetable, and Meat preserves
b – Berdychiv Clothing Factory (clothes)
c – Bofica (Berdychiv) manufacture footwear for men, women and children.
d – Socks, hosiery and leather goods are produced at the Ukrayina Factory in Berdychiv