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Ariel Parkansky

Hi everybody,

I'd like to give you an update on what's new on Odessa

1) A new article about Sholem Aleichem:
Isabelle Nemirovsky's new article portraits the life of one of most great Yiddish writers.
Although Sholem Aleichem only lived 3 years in Odessa, they were fruitful ones and Odessans consider him a "son of the city".
You'll find it on the "Life in Odessa\Art & Culture" section or you can read it directly at

If you have any family story that you want to share, or any subject about the Life in Odessa that you'd like to write about, please contact me.

2) Vital records translation project:
The project continues "as usual". In the last 60 days almost 300 new records have been translated by our volunteers and some 20 new documents added to the database.

If you have any document concerning Odessa that you want to share, please contact me.

3) 1858 Census Project:
The researcher continues to work on the records and we'll have new ones published soon on the database. I'll keep you updated.

Thanks to all the people who has already donated money for this project. For those who haven't done it yet, I remind you that you can do it at We still need your contribution.

Thanks and Shana Tova to everybody,

Ariel Parkansky
Odessa Town Leader

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