Birobidzhan

Birobidzhan (Russian: Биробиджа́н; ; Yiddish: ביראָבידזשאַן) is a town and the administrative center of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Russia. It is located on the Trans-Siberian railway, close to the border with China. Population: 75,419 (2010 Census preliminary results); 77,250 (2002 Census); 83,667 (1989 Census).

It was planned by the Swiss architect Hannes Meyer and was granted urban-type settlement status in 1928 and town status in 1937.

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Lev Toitman - Jewish Community Leadership
... Toitman was the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS Chairman for Birobidzhan, the capital of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast ... During the time of his leadership, the Jewish Community of Birobidzhan had a membership of about 4,500 ... The anniversary was celebrated with the opening of Birobidzhan Synagogue ...
Mordechai Scheiner - Background
... He arrived in Birobidzhan as a 30 year old rabbi from Israel ... He had never been to Birobidzhan before, but spoke Russian thanks to two years he spent in Ukraine, working at another synagogue ... He is now also the leader of the Birobidzhan Synagogue and led the local Jewish community with Lev Toitman, until Toitman's death in 2007 ...
Alexander Vinnikov - Political History
... Alexander Vinnikov was the mayor of Birobidzhan, the capital of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast ... The 2004 Birobidzhan mayoral election was held during the same time as the Russian presidential election, 2004 ... Vinnikov, the incumbent, faced professor Miron Fishbeyn, and Aleksandr Kurdyukov of the Birobidzhan municipal administration ...
Birobidzhan - International Relations - Twin Towns and Sister Cities
... Birobidzhan is twinned with Beaverton, Oregon, United States Hegang, Heilongjiang, China Ma'alot-Tarshiha, Israel Niigata, Japan ...
History Of The Jews In The Jewish Autonomous Oblast - Early Settlement
... areas of the autonomous oblast, some in Birobidzhan and others in various rural settlements ... The JAO's capital city was in Birobidzhan, and Yiddish was its official language ... Jewish life was revived in Birobidzhan much earlier than in other regions of the Soviet Union ...