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KOSTANAYSKAYA OBLAST

Jewish organizations in Kostanay City
Hesed Kostanay
Jewish Cultural Center "Shalom"
Sokhnut
Youth Club

  The administrative center is Kostanay City.

  The total territory of the oblast is 114,5 thousand square kilometers; the population is 985 thousand people, and urban population constitutes about 52%. The administrative center is Kostanay City on the bank of Tobol River. Kostanay 裪ty (called Nikolayevsk in 1893-95); is a big railway junction. The population is 221.4 people (according to survey 2000).

  Food industry and light industry are well developed there; also there is a big chemical plant "Chimvolokno" there and metalworking industry. There are 2 Universities on different specialties. Also the city has got drama theatre and the museum of local lore.

  Since 1998 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJJDC, "Joint") cooperates with Kostanay Jewish national organizations. Welfare Center "Hesed" sponsored by "Joint" started working here in 2002.

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