Category Archives: Ukraine Letters

Luba – Ukraine

Greetings, my dear beloved ‘daughters’ Zenochka and Donochka and my American friends!!!

First, my dear golden daughters, I want to congratulate you on the great holiday of Chanukah, the holiday of light and warmth. I wish you strong health, wellbeing, happiness, luck, and success in all your activities. May all your dreams come true with G-d’s help and all the blessings. Omen!!!

My dear daughters, if you don’t find it hard, please, pass my congratulations on Chanukah to all the American friends. I wish them kindness, wellbeing, strong health, happiness, and may they all live till the next year and celebrate all Yiddishe einteivyn: Omen!!!

I love you all and miss you very, very much.

There is no more work on my garden plot. Everything is done for winter. I earthed up the soil, dug up all the seedbeds, chopped up the earth around the strawberries, planted garlic for winter and covered it before it starts to freeze.
There haven’t been any frosts so far, though the nights and early mornings are cool. People go out in warm coats. During the day it’s 4-5 degrees C. Thank G-d, I try to do everything by myself, though slower than before. They say, life is movement, so I follow this statement. Every day early in the morning I do some exercises, then do all the chores about the house.

I love you all very, very much. May G-d protect you all, always and everywhere, in all your initiatives. May kindness, joy, mighty health, success and a lot of smiles settle in your houses. Omen!!!

I love you all. Miss you. Kiss you. Luba.

Tsilya – Ukraine

Hello, my dear friends from faraway America! Sorry for the long silence. There was nobody to help me write the letter. My Sveta was ill, couldn’t come to me, but now everything is okay. She will soon take me back with her to Kiev for winter. I will be together with her. It will be… Continue Reading

Golovzina – Ukraine

Hello our dearest and beloved Zane, Chic, Donna, Sonia, Beatrice, Conan and Debbie! We survived this winter with its frosty weather and snowfalls and now finally the spring is here. The month of May is very hot. We were trying to hurry up and plant the potatoes in our garden before the earth became too… Continue Reading

Tsilya B. – Ukraine

Greetings, my darlings, my Zane, Noam, Chic, Beatrice, Sonya, Donna and all the loved American friends!!! Thank you so much that you do not forget me, and help me out even though the times are hard for everybody. I am praying for the chance to see you again here in the Ukraine, at my house.… Continue Reading

Luba Y – Ukraine

Dear Zane, You asked how we celebrated Passover before the war. I remember it very well. My parents had their own house, a Russian stove and their own cow, chicken, ducks, we always had chicken or duck schmaltz. I remember my father going to the attic and bringing Passover supplies, special Passover pots, we had… Continue Reading

Rita G – Ukraine

Good day to every one who takes part in our correspondence! This is me, Rita, answering to your message with delay. But I am sure that you don’t feel angry with me. It’s so nice to receive letters, but very difficult to answer because of my poor eyesight. I don’t want to ask anybody, and… Continue Reading

Rita G – Ukraine

Hello my dear friends! Much time has passed since your stay here, but it seems like it was yesterday. It was a surprise visit, and it left plenty of memories. You remember, of course, when we went to see the poor family? Dear, I received your letter, the reply is a bit late, I am… Continue Reading

Asya B. – Vinnitsa, Ukraine

Thank you very much for your letter, greetings, and gift. I am glad to receive letters from you. My sister and her family live in Israel and we sometimes talk together by phone. Therefore I receive letters only from you and am very grateful to you. At my age we lack opportunities to socialize… And… Continue Reading

Mikhel L. – Mogilyov Podolskiy Vinnitsa Region, Ukraine

Greetings dear … American friends! … I promised to write you a little about our family. I will begin with my grandmother and grandfather, who were dear to me. At the time when I was born only my mother’s parents were alive, my grandmother Freyda and grandfather Duvid-Arye. They had 8 children, but only three… Continue Reading

Benjamin F. – Simferopol Crimea Region, Ukraine

I have very sad news to report to you. On January 15 2007 my father Benyamin Leybovich suddenly passed away. On January 13 in the evening I spoke to him on the phone, his voice was firm, usually when he isn’t feeling well his voice trembles. I had plans to travel to Ovruch on January… Continue Reading