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Robert Pinkhasov


THEY SHOULD BE KNOWN

BUKHARIAN JEWS BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIC REFERENCE





Нью-Йорк * 2015 * New York
Robert Pinkhasov, Ph.D.

They Should Be Known.
Bukharian Jews. Brief Biographical
Encyclopedic Reference




Sponsors:
Michael Yusupov, Eduard Yusupov, Dr Eduard (Yuriy) Pinkhasov, Ph.D.


Translation from Russian – Iosif Kalontarov, Mikhail Kalontarov.


Proofreader –Kevin Malakov


Copyright © Dr. Robert Pinkhasov, PhD, 2015

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by electronic or mechanical means, including photo- copying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval sys- tem, without permission in writing form from the Author.



ISBN 1936755157

Library of Congress Control Number: 2014944931
TABLE OF CONTENT

From the Author..................................................................................................... 4

Bukharian Jews. A brief historical outline ............................................................ 5

Presence of Jews in Central Asia and the pre-Islamic Communities.................  5

Islamic Period to the 16th  Century ..................................................................... 6

From the 16th century to the Russian conquest of Turkestan...............................7

The Period of Russian Expansion 1865-1917.................................................... 8

The Soviet Period ............................................................................................. 10

Bukharian Jewish Communities in the immigration and in
the post-Soviet period in the countries of CIS.................................................. 13

Brief Biographies Of Famous Bukharian Jews................................................... 17

Alphabetical Index of the Names...................................................................... 153

Bibliography...................................................................................................... 161

List of Important Acronyms.............................................................................. 163

Abbreviations and Academic Titles .................................................................. 163

Abbreviations of Scientific Fields .................................................................... 165
FROM THE AUTHOR


This book is about more than 600 prominent Bukharian Jews, whose incredible lives and deeds were widely recognized because of their contribution to the history and culture of our nation from the XIII century to the present day.
We’ve included short biographical  references about government,  social and religious leaders, writers, journalists, medics, teachers, cultural activists, artists, scientists,  engineers,  veterans,  businessmen,  sportsmen,  and representatives  of other professions. These references contain last and first names, dates and places of birth and death and the information  on their occupation.  Most of them are citizens or natives of Central Asia.
The book begins with a short historical essay. The bibliography  is included into the appendix.
This book is addressed to a wide circle of readers. Many of them will be able to find the data about the people they might know or about their own family. It can also serve as an operational reference book for those who are introducing the extraordinary representatives of Bukharian Jewry to a large audience. We believe that this book will promote the preservation of historical memory of our people.
BUKHARIAN JEWS

A BRIEF HISTORICAL OUTLINE

Bukharian Jews are an ethno-linguistic  group (or community in Heb-rew), a part of the Jewish people that formed in Central Asia. Their native language is Judeo-Tajik, which at times has been known as “local-Jewish”, Yahudi, Bukhori, and sometimes considered a dialect of Tajik or Judeo-Persian languages. Bukharian Jews are the descendants of ancient Israelites, a part of whom were exiled after the destruction of the northern Israelite (722 BCE) and Judean (586 BCE) kingdoms, and also after the Roman conquest of the Hasmonean Jewish kingdom in 70 CE. These exiled Jews settled in Central Asia, which at the time was on the eastern periphery of the Persian Empire.

Presence of Jews in Central Asia and the pre-Islamic Communities
The Achaemenids  (559-330  BCE) and during the Arsacids (248 BCE-224
CE). Primary sources of the Jewish presence in Central Asia at this time do not exist. However, there are analogous letters of the Jewish community in Mtskheta in Georgia, dating back to the Achaemenids in the 4th  century BCE, serving as a reminder of the Jewish presence “in all of the Persian provinces”, as written in the biblical Book of Esther.
Israeli historian M.Zand hypothesizes that Jews settled in the Central Asian provinces of the Persian Empire during this period. Jews speaking the Parthian language came from Jerusalem among the ranks of the exiled, the Christian work Acts of the Apostles writes. A similar testimony can also be found in the Talmud, in tractate Sanhedrin 106b.
The first primary account of Jews in Central Asia dates to the beginning of the
4th century CE. It is recalled in the Talmud by rabbi Shmuel bar Bisna, a member of the Talmudic  academy  in Pumbeditha,  who traveled  to Margiana  (present- day Merv, near Bairam-Ali  in Turkmenistan)  and feared that wine and alcohol produced by local Jews was not kosher. The presence of Jewish communities in Merv is also proven by Jewish writings on ossuaries (coffins containing bones) from the 5th and 6th centuries, uncovered between 1954 and 1956.
The spreading of Jews throughout Central Asia is primarily the result of their participation in the silk trade along the great Silk Road. The presence of Jews in the pre-Islamic period in Khwarezm is evident in the writing “Shahristani-ha-i- Iran” (Capitals of the Iranian Provinces) in which the founders of the city of Narsei are described as “sons of a Jewess”. Additional evidence of Jews in Khwarezm is contained in the writings of the Arab historian At-Tabari, who remembers the wise
Jews of this city. A Jewish community also existed in Balkh, a city to the east of
Merv in present-day Afghanistan.
Islamic Period to the 16th Century

The Arab conquest of Central Asia lasted almost a hundred years, from the mid-600s  to the 740s, and it was accompanied  by the installation  of Islam as the dominant religion of the conquered territories.   Despite Arab literature form this period that repeatedly  mentioned  Jews from this region who converted  to Islam, the majority of the Jewish population remained faithful to the religion of their ancestors, becoming virtually the sole confessional group in the region that preserved its pre-Islamic faith.
Muslim law considered Jews a “People of the Book” and permitted them to hold on to their religion under Muslim rule, under condition of paying a higher tax and observing certain restrictive measures. Jews were required to wear distinctive clothing; synagogues could not be built higher than mos-ques, etc.
As a rule, Jews lived in separate neighborhoods, where they exercised autonomy over their community.  The secular head of the community  was the kalontar or elder, who was entrusted with administrative  and judicial matters, collection of taxes, and funds. Questions of a religious nature were decided by a rabbi.
In the more widespread activities of the Jews, resides trading, concerns dyeing fabric  and  leather-making  activities:  the  production  of enchased  objects.  The dyeing of indigo fabric into blue was considered a specifically Jewish occupation. Jews also worked in construction, tailoring, baking, etc.
The Central Asian region, comprised of the historical areas of Khorasan (which at the time was the entire territory south of the Amudarya or Oxiana River), and Mawara’unnakhr  (also called Transoxiana, “across the river” territories north of the Amudarya), changed hands many times between various Muslim rulers: the Samanids (9th-10th  centuries): Karakhanids (10th-12th  centuries); Khwarezm shahs (12th-13th  centuries); and Ghaznavids (10th-12th  centuries).
The years 1218-1220 relate to the devastating Mongol conquest by Genghis Khan, which brought in the Chingizid dynasty. Towards the end of the 14th century, Central Asia came under the control of Timur (Tamerlane), the founder of the Timurid dynasty. All of these upheavals, however, did not bring about the disappearance of the region’s Jewish communities, whose situation under Muslim rule remained stable.
In the above-mentioned period concerning the evidence of Jewish communities in the cities of Khorasan in present-day Central Asia and Afghanistan, constitutes a single cultural expanse: Balkh, Merv, Ghazni, Kabul, Golestan, Jahuan (Maiman), and Bavard. Jewish communities also appeared in the more isolated Maveranakhr, to the north of the Amudarya.
Within Khwarezm, Samarkand was home to a Jewish community long before
the Mongol conquest of 1220, and it was described in the stories of Benjamin of Tudela, a 12th century traveler; and Muslim sources. The Jews of Bukhara, as well as Urgench, were mentioned in the year 1240 in the writings of Ibn-Futi. There are also recollections of Jews in the 12th century in the cities of Jand, (on the edge of the Kyzylkum  desert near the left bank of the Syrdarya); Yahudlyk  (on the border of the Ferghana valley, near the Eilak river); and in Bakhi in the present- day region of Xinjiang.
Central  Asian  Jews  of this  period  provided  a noticeable  influence  on the cultural and spiritual life of the region. With ideological influence, the educated Jews connected to the formation of the Khurzad movement in Khwarezm, which brought to power the self-described “neo-Judaic” ideas.
Toward the end of the 9th century, concerns the activities of the Jew Hivi al- Balkhi (a native of Balkh), with whom the famous Jewish philosopher Saadiah Gaon polemicized about philosophical and spiritual concerns.
Within this cultural-linguistic  relationship, Central Asian Jews consti-tuted a unified whole with the Jews of Persia and Afghanistan.

From the 16th century to the
Russian conquest of Turkestan

The arrival of the Shiite Safavid dynasty in 1502 in Iran almost coincided with the rise of the Sunni Sheibanid dynasty in Transoxiana which led to a situation where Central Asian and Persian (Iranian) Jews ended up within the territories of two warring  nations.  It was namely this event that led to the separation  of Bukharian Jews from Persian Jews as an independent and distinct ethnic sub-group and community. Later, in the 18th  century, three independent nations centralized power in present-day Uzbekistan: the Bukhara, Khiva, and Kokand Khanates.
At the end of the 16th century, a Jewish Quarter (mahalla) emerged in Bukhara. Later, at the beginning  of the 19th  century, this neighborhood  grew and a new Jewish quarter of Amirobad was built. Close to the Jewish quarter was a quarter for “chala” Jews, those who were forcefully converted to Islam, but often practiced Judaism in secret.
At the time, the largest mass of Bukharian Jews lived in Bukhara, with smaller communities  in  Samarkand  and  Shahrisabz.  In  1843,  the  Jewish  community of Samarkand concluded an agreement for the purchase of land for the eastern Mahallai Yahudiyon (also known as the Shark or Eastern quarter) On the eve of the Russian conquest, Jewish communities also existed in Karshi, Merv, Khatyrchi, Kattakurgan, Margilan, and Dushanbe.
In this period, there was an active literary scene among Central Asian Jews. Khodzhai  Bukhori  (of  Bukharam  early  17th   c.)  authored  the  poems  “Daniel-
Namah.” Shlomo ben Shmuel (of Urgench, early 19th  c.) was the author of one of the first Persian-Jewish  dictionaries.  Elisho ben Shmuel Roghib (either from Samarkand  or Persia,  early 19th   c.) translated  from ancient  Hebrew  to Judeo- Persian,  famous  works  of eastern  literature,  “adaba”  and  “Shahzade  va-Sufi” (“The Prince and the Sufi”)
In the first half of the 18th century in Bukhara, Yusuf ben Iskhak and his students translated classic Jewish literature and mystical poetry into the local language. In the early 19th century, the poem “Ba yodi Khudoidod” by Ibrahim Abdul’khair, tells the story of a Jew from Bukhara, who preferred death over a forceful conversion to Islam. All of the above testifies to the high level of education among Bukharian Jews.
The rapprochement between Bukharian and the Sephardic Jews of the Middle East is the result  of Bukharian  Chief  Rabbi Yosef  Maimon  Maaravi.  Born in morocco, he resided in Palestine, and arrived in Bukhara in 1793. He founded a yeshiva (religious academy) in Bukhara, and imported Jewish books from abroad. The primary education where literacy was obtained was in the kheder (“khomlo” or “khonai  mullo,”  literally  the “teacher’s  room”).  Gradually,  many Sephardic customs,  including  the order of prayer, took root among Bukharian  Jews, and contacts with other Jewish communities  of Persia, Palestine, Russia, and other countries, became a regular occurrence.

The Period of Russian Expansion 1865-1917
Between the years of 1864 and 1884 signified the gradual conquest of Central Asia by the Russian Empire. As a result, the Bukharian Emirate remained nominally independent as a vassal of the Russian Empire, but with a reduced territory. The Khiva Khanate was abolished in 1873 and absorbed into the Russian Turkestan Region. The Central Asian Jews as a whole took a pro-Russian position, attracted by the prospects  of abolition  of the Emirate’s  restrictive  laws,  and economic possibilities within the empire.
The “indigenous”  Jews of Turkestan living in Samarkand and the Ferghana valley received a series of legal privileges from the Russian authorities, allowing them  freedom  of movement  throughout  the empire,  and  actively  engaging  in trade. In contrast, Jews remaining within the emirate were subjected to additional oppression. For example, they were required to pay the lion’s share of the contribution that the emir was required to pay to Russia. This led to a wave of illegal immigration of Jews from the emirate into Russian Turkestan.
After 1889, Jews who could not prove that they have resided in Turkestan at the time of its incorporation  were subject to deportation  (prior to resettlement, they were able to live in border communities). Especially severe was the fate of
the chala refugees who fled Bukhara and returned to Judaism. Under the Muslim shariah laws, they were considered  apostate Muslims, and subject to the death penalty.
Fortunately, the orders of settlement were rescheduled several times, and were not implemented by the time Soviet rule replaced the empire. The only group to be deported was a small group of “jadids”, Iranian Jews who were converted to Islam.
During this period, among Bukharian Jews emerged a small, but economically   powerful   stratum   of   merchants,   entrepreneurs,   and   indu- strialists, some of whom had trading houses and branches in Moscow, Oren- burg,  and  other  cities.  Centers  of business  activity  among  Bukharian  Jews were in the Ferghana valley: Kokand, Skobelev (Ferghana), and others. Jews mastered  new professions,  previously  considered  unusual  and primitive  for Jews. For example, the professions  of hairdressing  and shoemaking  became almost exclusively Jewish.
On an equal footing with the khomlo emerged more modern schools, as well as Russian and native-language Jewish schools. After 1914, using printing equipment obtained  from  western  Russia  into  Skobelev  (Ferghana)  the  first Bukharian- Jewish newspaper Rahamim (“Mercy”) was established. Books were also being published.
The level of literacy  among Bukharian  Jews was quite high. In fact, their literacy levels were among the highest among the native peoples of Central Asia. The majority of men were able to read and write in the Judeo-Persian  (Hebrew alphabet), and a significant percentage could also read and write in ancient Hebrew. Among the cultural activities follows a particular musical creativity within the frames of ritual and synagogue; and traditional Central Asian shashmaqom.
Bukharian  Jews maintained  contacts  with their coreligionists  in Pales-tine. Moreover,  the  contacts  were  two-way:  emissaries  of Jewish  commu-nities  in Palestine (Jerusalem, Hebron, Tzfat) traveled to Central Asia for the collection of donations (at the time the religious Jews of Palestine lived by the account of the donations collected from diaspora Jewish communities); and devout Central Asian Jews traveled to Jerusalem for pil-grimages, or to be buried in the Holy Land.
In the 1880s, the number of Bukharian Jews in Jerusalem was so large, that they decided to establish a separate Bukharian-Jewish  quarter, which was completed in 1890. This planned neighborhood was one of the first in Jerusalem to be built outside the walls of the Old City, and it became a center of cultural life for local Bukharian Jews. It contained a synagogue and two schools.
Under  the  supervision  of  rabbi  and  teacher  Shimun  Hakham,  there  was much work done in translating  biblical,  religious,  and fictional works into the
Bukharian-Jewish language. This included Persian-Jewish poetry. Approximately
150 published  works were sent to the Jews of Central Asia. Persian Jews also relied on these Jews. The donations of Central Asian Jews served as compensation to the Jerusalem community.
Regretfully, with the beginning of the First world War in 1914, the ruler of Palestine,  Ottoman Turkey and the Russian Empire were enemies, and contact between Bukharian Jews in Jerusalem and Central Asia were interrupted, and the Jerusalem community went into decline. In 1914, Jeru-salem was home to almost
1,500 Bukharian Jews; and Central Asia had almost 20,000.

The Soviet Period
Central Asian Jews initially  perceived  the installation  of soviet rule as yet another  stage  of the  struggle  between  Russians  and  Muslims,  and  Bukharian Jews leaned towards a pro-Russian  position, notwithstanding  that a part of the Bukharian-Jewish bourgeoisie supported the Uzbek movement for independence. In 1917, R.Potelyahov and S.Vadyayev became members of the short-lived Kokand Autonomy government. The installation of the new regime led to serious social changes. The traditional community struc-ture was abolished (the last Bukharian kalontar,  P.Rabin  was arrested  and executed  in 1920,  and the last Samarkand kalontar, David Kalontarov, died in 1921). The traditional form of leadership was replaced by Jewish committees.
The flourishing class of wealthy merchants and bourgeoisie was eliminated; its representatives  were repressed  or transformed  into “lishentsy.”  This was a group of formerly privileged individuals who were reduced to second-class status. Artisans and handicraftsmen were either united into cooperatives or were required to work in factories, such as the silk weaving “Hudzhum” factory in Samarkand.
In the 1920s, there were attempts to launch Jewish (or partly Jewish) collective farms in different parts of Uzbekistan, but they failed to succeed.
The cultural life of Bukharian Jews also underwent significant changes. In the first decade of the new regime, Bukharian Jews were considered an independent national  group with its own distinctive  language.  The party leadership  moved forward with the strategy of constructing a “national in form, socialist in content” culture for Bukharian  Jews. It created ethnic-based  institutions  of learning and culture,  and a press, to raise an ethnic communist  intelligentsia,  which would struggle against “religious remnants”, illiteracy; and for the interests of workers, the poor, and equality for women.
In 1918, the local Jewish bureau committee was founded by the Narkompros (People’s Commissariat of Education). In 1920, secular Jewish schools opened in Bukhara; a Bukharian-Jewish  institute of education opened in Tashkent, and the
Rost (“Truth”) newspaper. At this time, the first textbooks were published and the first theatrical collectives performed. In 1925, the Roshnoi (“Light”) newspaper began publishing in Samarkand. In 1930, it emerged in Tashkent, under the name Bairoqi Mihnat (“Banner of Labor”); a magazine was also published.
Bukharian-Jewish  authors, poets, and playwrights, wrote their works in their native language, often containing the ideology and proclaiming their new life under communism. They included Y.Akilov, M.Aminov, Y.Khai-mov, M.Bachayev, Y.Kurayev, and others. Like other languages of the USSR, the language of Bukharian Jews (officially named “local Jewish”) was transformed into a Latin alphabet in the late 1920s.
By 1940, almost 750 book titles and brochures were published, the majority being school textbooks and official materials. A literature standard developed for the native language, and Bukharian-Jewish cultural activists strived to emphasize its distinctiveness  from Tajik,  often  orientating  on Persian  (or Judeo-Persian) grammatical forms.
The soviets  condemned  anti-Semitism  as a bourgeois  holdover.  Howe-ver, anti-Semitic acts continued to occur. In 1928, there were accusations of “blood libel”  (false  accusations  of  Jews  using  Muslim  blood  for  ritual  purposes)  in Bukhara and Chardzhou. The soviets conducted a strict anti-religious campaign, closing synagogues and arresting religious activists. In the early 1930s, the Great Synagogue  in Samarkand  was shut by the authorities. At this time, many Jews suffered from the liquidation of the NEP (New Economic Policy of the previous decade,  which  allowed  elements  of private  enterprise).  All  of these  elements prompted Bukharian Jews to illegally emigrate to Palestine.
In the second half of the 1930s, the national policies of the party changed. The party recognized expedient development of ethnic cultural institutions only within the frame of ethnic administrations (union and autonomous republics, regions, and districts). The cultural institutions of peoples who did not have their own republics were gradually phased out.
As a result  of this  change  in policy,  the authorities  no longer  considered promoting the development of the local-Jewish language as an independent language separate from Tajik. Instead, they recommended  counting Tajik as the language of Bukharian Jews. (The Tajiks were given their own union republic, Tajikistan) From the point of view of the party, Bukharian-Jewish cultural institutions  were only a temporary  manifestation,  called upon to raise literacy among Jews, in order to promote their assimilation into the larger Soviet populace.
In 1937, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan decreed the closing of the Bairoqi Mihnat, explaining that the newspaper had completed its function; that the cultural-political awareness of Bukharian Jews became quite
high,  and further  ideological  work  could  be conducted  in the Russian,  Tajik, and Uzbek languages.  The same fate befell he Uighur language  newspaper  in Uzbekistan. Like the Jews, the Uighurs did not have a state within USSR.
Many alphabets of the Soviet peoples were translated into the Cyrillic alphabet by the end of the 1930s, including Tajik and Uzbek. The Cyrillic alphabet was also developed  for the local-Jewish  language,  but in 1941, publications  in this language were discontinued.
Between 1937 and 1940, Bukharian-Jewish newspapers, schools, educa-tional institutions, theaters, clubs, museums, and other sources of culture were discon- tinued. The publishing  of “local-Jewish”  books and the very name of this lan- guage disappeared  from the official list of languages  of the Soviet peoples.  It should be noted that the same fate befell other dispersed  ethnic groups within the USSR: Ashkenazi Jews, Koreans, Germans, and Finns, among others. These events coincided with the “Great Terror” period, in which many representatives of the Bukharian-Jewish intelligentsia suffered.

In the following decade, the cultural activities of Bukharian  Jews basically followed within the framework of Soviet culture. Depriving Jews of the potential to develop their own separate  culture and religious  tradition,  the Soviets gave them the opportunity to receive higher education, and active participation in the cultural and public lives of the Soviet society.
Many became  respected  scientists,  musicians,  activists  of arts and culture, doctors, and educators; receiving recognition in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and other republics. Over a period of one to two generations, within the group which almost never before had any exposure to western education, there were a relatively great number of highly educated personalities, doctors, and scientists.
Between 1940 and 1960, Russian became the primary language for a significant part of the younger Bukharian-Jewish population; however many, (especially those educated in Tajik schools) considered Tajik-Jewish as their primary language.
Notwithstanding the apparent cultural assimilation, an overwhelming majority of Bukhairan Jews continued to follow traditions of the life cycle (circumcision, marriage,  and burial) and observed  Jewish holidays,  often perceiving  them as ethnic, rather than religious customs. Occurences of intermarriage were rare, and were the exception to the rule.
The main places of Jewish settlement in Uzbekistan at the time were Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent, Shahrisabz, Karmana, Karshi, and the Ferghana valley cities (Andijan, Namangan, Margilan, Ferghana, and Kokand). In Tajikistan, Jews lived in Dushanbe and Leninabad (Khujand).
The Second World War (Great Patriotic War, as it is known in Russia) certainly left a mark on the lives of Bukharian Jews. Historically speaking, there have been
extremely few career military officers among Bukharian Jews. At the same time,
4,000 were called up for military service, and more than 1,000 of them died during the war.
Central Asia was one of the places to which European Soviet citizens were evacuated during the war. As a result of the influx, the local Ashkenazi community increased in number. In the following years, many religious activists fleeing persecution  settled  in  Central  Asia,  where  there  were  more  opportunities  for the observance  of religious  customs  and education.  In Samarkand,  there were underground yeshivas, organized by Lubavitcher (Chabad) hasidim and Lithuanian Jews; this is where secret conventions of Chabad rabbis were held.
The  national  anti-Semitic  and  Anti-Zionist  campaigns  of  the  late  1940s
- early 1950s  did not bypass  the Bukharian  community.  In 1950, 13 activists of the Samarkand Jewish community were initially sentenced to death, later commuted to 25-year sentences in Norilsk. Trials also took place in Bukhara and Kattakurgan. Anti-Zionism  and the struggle against Judaism, the appearance of anti-Semitic articles in newspapers, anti-Israel propaganda, fed into the existing anti-Semitism. In 1961, a new accusation of “blood libel” occurred in Margilan. Similar accusations also occurred at this time.
The Soviet period, for all its well-known ideological flaws and political limitations, bloody repressions, and maniacal persecutions, left an indelible mark on the history of the Bukharian-Jewish  community. There were a good number of positive and unique, previously unattainable achievements for local Jews, that were unthinkable in any previous period in the region’s history.
The last thirty years of Soviet rule were signified by unprecedented  cultural and intellectual growth. Judging by the number of artists, doctors, and the highly educated within the community, it can be said that Bukharian Jews took the first place among the peoples of the USSR. The sizable intelligentsia reached a high level of professionalism and moral vision.
Many Bukharian Jews had a respected public status, some received positions of responsibility within the administrative ranks of the republic, its regions, and cities. From the 1970s, the massive wave of emigration of Soviet Jews began as a whole, and Bukharian Jews as its part, largely headed to Israel and the United States.

Bukharian Jewish Communities in the immigration and in the post-Soviet period in the countries of CIS
In Central Asia, beginning with the perestroika of the mid-1980s, Bukharian
Jewsih  centers  and societies  began  to appear.  In 1987,  the Bukharian  Jewish
literature section was established at the Union of Writers of Uzbekistan. However, in the early 1990s, after the collapse of the USSR and the independence  of the Central Asian states, the emigration of Bukharian Jews resumed, in massive numbers.
By the end of the 20th century, 74 communities of Bukharian Jews in 13 post- Soviet states, ceased to exist. At present, in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, there are only 6 communities; and two in Russia, in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The mass emigration  of Bukharian  Jews to Palestine  began  in the second half of the 19th century. In 1890 the Bukharian Jewish quarter was established in Jerusalem. With the start of World War I, the Bukharian community there went into decline, a situation that, despite the influx of new waves of immigrants early
1930s,  persisted  in subsequent  decades  – during  the British  Mandate  and the establishment of the State of Israel (1948).
In 1936, in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem  the Organization  of Bukharian  Jewish Repatriants was founded. From 1953 to 1972, the Tvuna Aklu-Fahm (Wisdom) newspaper wasp ublsihed in Hebrew. The cultural achievements of the Bukharian Jews of Israel in this period should include works of the poetess Shulamit Tillyaev, the Hebrew edition of the History of Bukharian Jews by Nisim Tadjer.
In the 1970s, a new wave of emigration of Bukharian Jews began. The vast majority (more than 15 of the 17 thousand who left before 1988) immigrated to Israel.
However, the majority of emigrants from the most recent wave (beginning in
1990.) Traveled to the United States, where a small Bukharian Jewish community existed  since  1963  when  its  population,  which  stood  in  1980  at  about  2000 people, has increased over the next two decades, by tenfold. At present, the largest communities of Bukharian Jews live in Israel and the United States, with smaller numbers in Canada, Austria, Germany and Australia.
Israel and the U.S. have become the new centers of this ethnicity.  In both cases, we are talking about typical immigrant ethnic communities,  the ongoing process of adapting  to a new country, and entering into complex  relationships with existing immigrant communities, such as Russian Ashkenazi Jews, Iranian, Georgian, and Mountain Jews in the United States - the Muslims of Central Asia, as well as with the Jewish and non-Jewish (in the U.S.) population of the country of residence.
New life was breathed into the cultural activities of the Bukharian community in Israel in the 1970’s by prominent Bukharian Jewish cultural figures I.Mavashev, M.Bachayev, and others. In 1972, there is open support of public non-government organization (amuta) Brit Yotsei Bukhara,” which co-sponsors Bukharian Jewish students  in  the  universities,  publishing  books,  and  courses  on  the  history  of
Bukharian Jews at Bar-Ilan University.
Bukharian Jewish newspapers began publishing in Hebrew, Russian and native languages (the latter, in the Russian script, which is more familiar to people from the USSR). In 1984 the public organization “Shaarei Zion,” launched a network of educational institutions with subsidized tuition fees throughout Israel, as well as in the United States, Canada, Austria, and CIS.
Since 1988, the “Olami” social movement, in 1997 the “Or-Avner” association and “Or-Hana” (a network of private religious preschools and schools for boys and girls). Clubs of scientists  with the same interests,  “Dilkusho”  (1986)  and “Akademaim”  (1994) were founded, as well as “Warm House” (1992) - socio- religious centers for the Bukharian Jewish women.
Many Bukharian Jews found their success in Israel. Among them, one of the richest people in the country, businessman and philanthropist Lev Leviev. He is the President of the World Congress of Bukharian Jews, which was founded in
2000. For many years, Amnon Cohen represented the Shas party in the Knesset.
In the U.S., the vast majority of Bukharian Jews settled in Queens, New York. In 1992 the Roshnoi club was created in New York, as a public research center of Bukharian Jews. In subsequent years, members of the club held historic, artistic, demographic, sociological, economic, and medical research on various aspects of the conditions and existence of Bukharian Jews.  The Club held 5 conferences on the history and culture of the Bukharian Jews (1995, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2012) and two - on medical-biological topics (1996, 1998) published a fundamental work on the history of Bukharian Jews in 4 volumes, a manual and a book on the history of and culture of Bukharian Jews in the English language, as well as encyclopedic reference “Bukharian Jews” in Russian and English languages. The club initiated the establishment  of the Museum of Jewish Heritage Bukharian  and “Rebirth” theater in New York.
In 1999, the Bukharian Jewish Congress of the United States and Canada was founded, comprised of religious, cultural and educational centers. In 2000 at the initiative of Lev Levaev, the Congress of Bukharian Jews of Israel was created, which became the nucleus of the World Congress of Bukharian Jews (WCBJ). Subsequently  the WCBJ entered the Congress  of Bukharian  Jews of U.S. and Canada, CIS countries and Austria. The WCBJ provides material support of book publishing, forums, rabbis, public figures, gabbaim, the arts and culture, scholars, students,  financially assisting  those in need, creating a network  of educational institutions in many countries.
In the United States, the Association of Bukharian Jewish Youth Ahdut (Unity)
was founded; and in Israel – the Forum of Youth and Students.
In 2000 the Union of Bukharian Jewish Writers was organized, and in 2005
in the United States – the Union of Writers and Journalists. In the immigration,
20 newspapers and 20 magazines were published, some of which still exist. Since
1999, the global Bukharian Jewish Internet portal www.Bjews.com. In the United
States and Israel established Bukhara Jewish theatrical collectives.
In New York, the Museum  of Bukharian  Jewish Heritage  was founded.  In Samarkand, in June 2008 and operates interactive museum “Jews of the region: past and present”.
In  the  countries  of  residence  of  Bukhara  Jews  on  the  basis  of  common ancestry, there are public charities, and funds in memory of famous people in the community. Names of famous Bukharian Jews are on many streets in Uzbekistan and Israel.
Summing up, it should be noted that the historical path of Bukharian Jews is typical for the Jewish communities of the East. Consistently holding a number of historical periods: pre-Islamic, under Muslim rule, the colonial, the Soviet with his typical assimilation, and finally, the period of emigration to Israel and Western countries. This similarity of the fate of various Jewish groups, in our view, once again underlines the historical unity of the Jewish people.






BRIEF BIOGRAPHIES OF FAMOUS BUKHARIAN JEWS
 ABAYEV  NISIM  MULLAEVICH  (1911,  Kattakurgan  - 1996, New York). Educator. Graduated in history from TashSPI (1930). Managed the staff meetings of the People’s Commissariat of Education  of Uzbekistan  (1935-1941),  Managed  the  history  and public leadership departments at the Tash. Regional Inst. of Refined Teachers (from 1957). Immigrated to the US in 1988.

ABAYEV   NISIM   (NISIMI   KAIROKNAVOZ)    (1882,   Bukhara   -   1941, Bukhara). Comic actor, tightrope-walker, fire walker (otashnavoz), (kairoknavoz), and stilt-walker. Longtime participant of the literary and arts scenes in Moscow and Leningrad.

 ABDURAKHMANOV, ABRAM MURADOVICH (1906, Samarkand – 1980, Samarkand). Administrator, public activist. Graduated from law school in Moscow. Deputy Chairman of the Sam. Regional Executive Committee, Minister of Justice of the UzSSR (1932-1935). In 1937 he was repressed, and later rehabilitated. Manager of the Galdigulyan Hydroelectric Station; manager of the
reservoir in Kattakurgan. Leader of the Bukh. Jewish community in Samarkand
(1940-1980). The House of Culture in the Eastern Quarter is named after him.

 ABDURAKHMANOV,   ELIYAHU  ben  EFRAIM  (1940, Dushanbe – 2000, Israel). Rabbi and organizer of the Bukharian- Jewish community  in Dushanbe.  Organized  a school-yeshiva  and the temporary mission of the Jewish Agency of Israel in Tajikistan in his home. He promoted the emigration of several thousand Jews from the war-torn Dushanbe. Repatriated to Israel in 1992.

 ABDURAKHMANOV,  ILYA ABRAMOVICH  (1923, Dushanbe
–  2003,   Israel).  Artist,   Honored   Artist   of  Tajikistan   (1983). Graduated in monumental-decorative  painting from the Mukhin Highest Industrial Art School (1950). Creator of a watercolor series “Monuments of Architecture of the Ancient East” and “Nurek Hydroelectic  Station,”  among  others. Author  of the monumental
decorative panel “Fortune” and “My Tajikistan” His sketches were used for the decorative designs of theaters, cultural palaces, and libraries, including the S.Ayni Theater of Opera and Ballet. Member of the commission on watercolor painting at the Artists Union of the USSR. Member of the Board of the Tajikistan Artists Union. Participant in WW II. Received state awards for his work. Repatriated to Israel in 1992. In 1995, had a personal exhibition in Ramleh.

ABDURAKHMANOV,    MIKHAIL   ABRAMOVICH    (1934,    Dushanbe). Artist. Graduated from Len. Inst. of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture  at
the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1959). Honored Worker of Arts of Tajikistan (1988). In 1972 participated in the national and international artistic exhibits. His paintings “First Sowing” and “Declaration  of Soviet Rule in Tajikistan” are located in the Museum of History of Moscow.  His first personal exhibit was in 1984 in Romania. Reproductions  of his pictures decorated the covers of mass-produced  Soviet magazines and newspapers (Ogonyok, Yunos’t, and others). Works exhibited in many cities worldwide. In 1985, created the stage picture “Destruction of the Evil Empire.” His Biblical-themed paintings include “Moses After the Giving of the Torah,” and “Exodus.” His name appears in the International Encyclopedia of Art. Immigrated to the US in 1994.

 ABRAMOV, MENASHE MISHOELOVICH (1926 – 1998, Samarkand). Historian, D.Sc.in History (1988). Graduated in history from Sam. State Univ (1946). From 1989 – In this Univ. Professor at the department of History of the Peoples of Uzbekistan. Between
1982-1997 – Chairman of this dept. Author of 60 scientific works including monographs and student’s textbooks. One of the founders
of the study of the history of Bukharian Jews. His works included “Bukharian Jews in Samarkand” (1993), “Anthology of Bukharian Jewish Literature of the 19-20th Centuries” (1997), “The Culture of Cetral Asia peoples of 13-15 Centures”(1988), “Guzars of Samarkand”(1989) . Received numerous state awards.

 ABRAMOV, MIKHAIL SAMUILOVICH (1940, Tashkent). Doctor,   D.Sc  Med  (1982).   Graduated   from  Tash.Med.School (1964). Worked as a docent at the department of physical culture and sport at the Tash. State Univ. Director of the Rep. Med.- Diagnostic Clinic. From 1983 – professor at TashPI. Author of more than 100  scientific works including the monographs “Surrounding
Environment  and Physical  Compositions  of the Population”  (1984),  “Practical Iridology with the Assistance of Computers” (1991), “Men and Women” (1992). Immigrated to the US in 1997.

 ABRAMOV,  PINKHAS  YAIROVICH  (1906,  Bukhara  – 1963, Dushanbe).   Journalist,   translator.   Graduated   from   Mos.   Inst. of Eastern Affairs (1928). Responsible for editing a newspaper “Roshnoyi”  (Light).   From 1931, served as the literature associate of the “Bairoqi Mihnat.” One of the editors of the “Al-Manakh” (Al- manac) a collection of Bukharian-Jewish  literary works (1934). In
1935 was repressed from office, deported to the north, but was rehabilitated  in
1940. From 1941 to 1943, worked at the military plant. From 1943, served as a sen. researcher at the Ministry of Education of Tajikistan.

ABRAMOV, PINKHAS ISAAKOVICH (1860, Samarkand – 1916, Samarkand).
Merchant of the 1st guild, philanthropist,  head of the trading house “Abramov Brothers,” which was founded in 1880. Owner of cotton-cleaning and winemaking plants in Samarkand.

ABRAMOVA,    TATIANA   MIKHAYLOVNA    (1942,   Tashkent).   Athlete, Honored Coach of Uzbekistan in volleyball (1998). Graduated from Uzb. Inst. of Phys. Culture (1964). Trainer of the Uzbek national team in volleyball. Immigrated to Germany in 1999. Works as a trainer in volleyball.

 ABROHAM, SHUMEL HAIMOVICH (1936, Kabul). Businessman, philanthropist, public activist. Graduated in mathematics  (1959) and economics  (1961) from New York Univ (NYU).  Served  in the Israeli army (1961-1963).  Returned  to the US in 1987. Owns a jewelry business. Secretary of the Vaad at the Bukharian Jewish Center in New York (1992-1998).

 ACHILDIYEV, ASAF BEN AVRAAM (1898, Samarkand – 1975, Vichy, France). Doctor, MD, D.Sc. (1939). In 1916, was accepted to the Therapeutic Department at Mos. State Univ., later transferred to  CASU.  In  1924  was  exiled  to  Siberia  as  a  punishment  for Zionist activities. After this exile, he emigrated  to Germany,  and subsequently  to France. In 1931, graduated  from the Therapeutic
Dept. at Sorbonne, becoming the first among Bukh. Jews to receive a Master’s degree. His primary specializations  – gerontology  and geriatrics.  His scientific research concerned problems of the aging of the human organism and methods of warning and treating advanced illnesses. In Vichy, he opened a specialization clinic which he headed to the end of his life. DuringWW II, he actively participated in the activities of the Jewish community in Paris, and saved the Bukh. Jewish community  in France from the Nazis. In the Yad Vashem museum journal, his story can be found under “Jugut,” a group name used by Achildiyev in order to save the community.

 AHARONI,  AHARON  (1928,  Jerusalem  –  2000,  Jerusalem). Public activist. Received a religious education. Between 1993 and
2000  served  as the director  of “Brit Yotzei  Bukhara”  (Union  of Bukh. Jews of Israel). Emissary of the Jewish Agency “Sokhnut” in Central Asia. During the tragic civil war in Tajikistan in 1992-1993, he organized 16 airlifts from Dushanbe to Tel Aviv, providing help
to thousands of Jews during an emergency repatriation to Israel.

 AHARONOFF     MICHAEL      ABRAMOVICH    (1946,   Kabul). Businessman, philanthropist, public activist. Received a religious education. From 1967 – in Germany, from 1968 – in the US. Owner of a number jewelry companies. From 1992, - vice-president of the Center
of Bukharian Jews in New York. President of the Bukharian Jewish Council of America   (since1990).  From 2010, acting president of the Center of Bukharian Jews in New York.

AKBASHEV, ABOHAI (BORIS) ZALMANOVICH (1933, Moscow). Athlete. Honored  trainer  of the RSFSR  (1966),  Honored  trainer  of the USSR  (1976), master of handball, champion of the USSR. Graduated from Mos. Inst. of Phys. Culture (1955). Prepared the youth competitions of the USSR – world champions among students, and world champion finalists the USSR national team members. Has been training the Irish team since 1980.

 AKBASHEV, SASSON BORISOVICH (1952, Moscow). Concert singer. Graduated from Mos. State Inst. of Culture (1973) and simultaneously  the Gnesin  State  Music.  Ed. Inst (1973).  Soloist of the Mosconcert  (1975-1990).  Performed in the USSR, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Far East. Sang the works of Soviet and Tajik composers. Laureate of the 1st Mos. Competition of Artists of the
Stage (1979), diplomat of the all-Soviet competition  of young song performers (1981). Repatriated to Israel in 1990, and in 2000 moved to the US. Graduated from Yeshiva Univ. in New York (2006). Works as a cantor at the Jewish Center of Kings Highway in Brooklyn.

 AKILOV ILYA RUBINOVICH  (1941, Samarkand – 2008, New York). Commodity expert. Graduate from Sam. Coop. Inst. Worked in various positions in trade’s system (1969-1996). He had an excellent  memory,  knowing  of  the  origins  of  many  generations of Bukharian Jews.   Immigrated to the US in 1996. Helped in collection of materials at the compiling of a book “Bukharian Jews.
An Encyclopedic Reference” (on Russian and English editions). He also helped in the finding of heroes perished in WWII for the memorial complex on Bukharian- Jewish cemetery in the city of Samarkand. His name has nominated to synagogue in Rego Park.

 AKILOV,  ISAKHAR  HAIMOVICH       (1913,  Samarkand   –
1988, Tashkent). Ballet master, choreographer,  dancer-virtuoso. People’s Artist of the UzSSR (1939). Participant in the Five Decades of Arts and Literature of Uzbekistan event in Moscow, and in international festivals. Laureate of the Hamza State Prize (1975). Established  the Akilov dynasty of dancers. Established
the Isakhar Akilov Dance Theater in Tashkent. In the early 1930s worked in the Sam. Bukh.  Jewish  Musical  Theater.  From  1936 – chief choreographer of the Uz. State Philharmonic.  The viewers successfully  adopted the dances “Charhi du zonu,” “Djuvoni,” the Bukh. dance “Mavrigi.” Stood by the source
of the ensembles “Bahor,” “Shodlik,” “Lyazgi,” “and “Guzal.” His works are contained within two monographs.

AKILOV (KALANTAROV), SION MINOSEEVICH (1951,   Tashkent). Economist. Businessman, philanthrop. Graduated from TashINE (1973). Chief of the Planning div. at TPO “Elbor” in Tashkent (1981-1992). Immigrated to the US in 1992. Graduated from a two-year course at “Taylor Business Institute» (1993-
1995). From 1994 – president of  the Briarwood Consulting Service Inc. Sponsor of the publication of the book «Bukharian Jews. Who is who» (in Russian and English lang., 2011).

 AKILOV, YAHIEL SIMKHAEVICH (1900, Chinaz – 1972, Tashkent). People’s Poet of Uzbekistan, playwright, prosaic. Literary pseudonym  Yesha. Graduet  from teacher training  courses (1919) Member of the Union of Writers of the USSR (1949), chairman of the Bukharian Jewish section in the Writers Union of Uzbekistan. One of the first poets of the Soviet period, writing in the language of
Bukharian Jews. In 1920, created the first school with education in the language of  Bukh.  Jews  in  Tashkent.  Author  of  study  letters  for  pupils  on  language, literature and arithmetics. Active participant  of the creation of the Indigenous- Jewish Institute of Education (Inpros) Delegate of the 1st Congress of Writers of the USSR (1934). In 1937, was represssed, subsequently was rehabilitated. Wrote the poems “Kumri” (1934), “Sergey Kirov” (1935), “Dadi O” (Her Father) (1927) and many poems.

 AKILOVA,  MARGARITA  BAKHLULOVNA  (1920, Samarkand).   Educator,   choreographer,   ballet   master.   People’s Artist of the UzSSR (1970). Participant in the Decades of Arts and Literature of Uzbekistan in Moscow and in the Soviet republics at numerous international festivals. Winner of the “Golden Shoes” the
highest awards of the International  Festival of Folk Dance in Hungary. Artistic director of the Isakhar Akilov Dance Theater. Repatriated to Israel in 1995.

 AKILOVA VILOYAT  ISAKHAROVNA  (1938, Tashkent). Dancer. Honored Actress of the UzSSR (1967), People’s Actress of Uzbekistan  (1980).  Graduated  from Tash. Choreographic  college (1961), State Inst. of Theatric. Art (Moscow, 1966), performer of eastern ethnic dances. Worked at the Isakhar Akilov Dance Theater. Lives in Tashkent.

 AKILOVA, ZULEIHA ISAKHAROVNA (1945, Tashkent – 1998, Tel Aviv). Ballet master, Honored Actress  of Uzbekistan (1980). Graduated from  the ballet  studio  of State  Inst. of Theatric Art (1968).  Worked as a soloist in the ensemble  “Shodlik.”  Chief ballet master Uz. State
Philharmonic (1968-1970). From 1970, worked as a ballet master and dancer in the Mos. variety theater. Prize winner of the All-Union State Competition (1986, Moscow). Repatriated to Israel. Member of the Akilov ensemble.

 AKSAKALOV, YAIR BEN-YUVUDO (1935, Tashkent). Economist, Journalist. Graduated from TashFEI (1958). Worked as the assistant general director of the “Uzbekautotourist” organization. Collaborated  in the magazine  “Auto Transport  of Uzbekistan” Repatriated to Israel in 1995. Editor of the “Bukharskaya Gazeta” (“Bukharian Newspaper”) in Israel since 1997.

 ALAYEV, ALO NISANOVICH (1933, Samarkand). Musician, Doirist, People’s Artist of Tajikistan (1972). Soloist in the Taj. State Philharmonic  (1946-1950).  Between  1956  and 1992  – soloist  of the Taj. State Opera and Ballet Theater. Awarded of gold medal in Contest of Variety Artists in Moscow (1957). Performed in many cities  of  the  USSR  and  abroad.  Repatriated  to  Israel  in  1992.
Founded the family folklore concert ensemble “Mishpakhat Alayev” (Alayev Family) Author of the book “With the Doira Around the World” (2006). Note: the Doira is a musical instrument native to Central Asia and the Caucasus.

 ALAYEV,   BORIS   AZAROVICH   (1943,   Samarkand).   Med. Doctor,     D. Sci. (1986). Graduated from Sam. Med.School (1966). From 1990 – professor  at the department  of nervous  illnesses  at Sam. Med.School. Author of monographs: “Scattered Sclerosis” (1990), “Etudes of a Neuropathologist”  (1994), “Demyelization  as a Manifestation of Distress” (1996). Immigrated to the US in 2000.

 ALAYEV,   MIKHAIL   ABOKHAEVICH    (1918,   Samarkand
– 1990, Dushanbe). Lyrical-dramatic tenor. Honored Actor of Tajikistan (1966). Graduated from the Uzbek studio within the Mos. Conservatory in 1939. Soloist at the Red Banner Ensemble of songs and dances within Turk. Milit. Dist. (1939-1946), the S.Ayni Taj State Acad. Theater of Opera & Ballet (1947-1982).  Performed  (“May
Night” by N.Rimsky-Korsakov,  Pinkerton (“Chio-Chio-San” by G.Puccini, Zohir (“The Return” by Y.Sabzanov), Mirkalon (“Pulat and Gulru” by Sh.Saifitdinov), Bakhtiyor (“Bakhtiyor and Nisso” by S.Balasanyan).

 ALAYEV, RAFOEL MALKIELOVICH (1930, Samarkand). Businessman,   public   activist,   philanthropist.   Repatriated   to Israel  in  1972,  moved  to Vienna  in  1974.  Practices  business. Between  1993 and 2006, served  as the president  of the Bukh. Jewish community in Vienna. From 2006, the honorary president of the community.
 ALAYEV, YAKOV NISANOVICH      (1930, Samarkand). Musician-doirist,  Honored Artist of Tajikistan  (1972). Worked  in the ensemble  of maqomists  at the Tajik  radio  and television;  in Israel  – at the ensemble  “Navo”  and the Bukh.  Jewish  musical- drama theater. Immigrated to the US in 2001.

 ALEXANDROV (ILYASOV), GENNADIY SERGEYEVICH (1937, Dushanbe). Composer, Honored Worker of the Arts of Tajikistan (1988), member of the Unions of Composers and Filmmakers of the USSR. Graduated from Tash. Conservatory(1967). Composer of ballets, musicals, and symphonies. His ballets included “Golden Lance” (“Gavazni Tilloi”, 1969) and “Ali Baba and the 40
Thieves”, 1983), operetta-musical “Water of Life” (“Obi Hayot”, 1974) Author of the film “Little Avenger” (1991). Also wrote a symphony. Immigrated to the US in 1996. Lives in the state of Arizona.

 ALISHAEV,   IOSIF  (YOSKA)  SIONOVICH   (1918,  Kerki  –
2007, Israel). Businessman, philanthropist, public activist. Director of the Tash. factory of artistic articles (1946-1965). From 1972, has been living in Israel. Founder of the organization  “Shaarei Zion” (“Gates of Zion”), whose main purpose is working with repatriates, chiefly Bukh. Jews. Under his leadership, the new synagogues were
opened, the Shaarei Zion religious school kollels, kindergartens,  and nurseries. Was the proprietor of several jewelry factories.

 ALISHAEV, SIMKHA GAVRIELOVICH (1968, Samarkand). Businessman, philanthropist, public activist . Founder and vice-president of the New York Bukharian community center, “Beth Gavriel” and its yeshiva. Moved to Israel in 1978. Moved to the US in 1984. Member of the Vaad at the Bukh. Jewish Center in New York (1992-1998). President of New York Bukharian Jewish Center (since 2012).

 AMINOV, ABRAMHAIMOVICH  (1928, Samarkand  – 2006, New York).   Musician-doirist,   shashmaqom   expert.   Honored   Artist   of Tajikistan (1986). Worked in an ensemble of maqomists at Taj. Radio and TV. Immigrated to the US in 1991.
 AMINOV AVRAHAМ (AVROMI TALMUDI) (1857, Bukhara -
1939, Jerusalem). Rabbi. Received the highest religious education.
Moved to Jerusalem in 1890, becoming one of the founders of the
Bukharian  Quarter  Shekhunat  Bukharim,  and  recognized  as  the
spiritual leader of Bukh. Jews. As a result of his deep knowledge
of  the  Torah  and  Talmud,  he  was  given  the  honorific  Talmudi.
Compiled the religious book of laws “Likutei Dinim” and translated
it from Hebrew to Judeo-Tajik.
 AMINOV,  DAVID  SOLOMONOVICH  (1924,  Kerki – 2006, New York). Public activist, businessman. From 1973, has been living in the US. Was a member of the Vaad of the Bukh. Jewish Center in New York (1992-2004), and president of the David Aminov Memorial “Tashkent”
fund. Cofounder of the magazine “Voice of the Community” and the newspaper
“The Bukharian Times”.

 AMINOV, EDUARD HAKIMOVICH    (1939, Tashkent). D.Sc. Tech. Sci (1990), PhD in Geogr. (1979). Graduated in construction from  TashPI  (1970).  Worked  at  Tash.  Highway  Inst.  Engaged in  building  climatology  of  materials  and  designs.  From  1967, Deputy  Chairman  of the  State  Committee  on hydrometeorology of the UzSSR,  in 1973-1976  – first assistant  and simultaneously
assistant  director  of the CA Sci. Res. Inst. of hydrome-teorology.  Author of a series  of the inventions.  Member-correspondent  of the International  Academy of Computerization,  member of the International  economic  center ECOSCAN, member  of the International  academy  of implementation  of new technologies (2005). Immigrated to the US in 1992. Artist and author of 26 poetic collections, books, among them “Penetration” (2003), “In New Time” (2003), “My Bukhаr- rest” (2004), “Our Bukhаr-rest”  (2006), “A World of My Own” (2007), “Fairy Illusions”(2008),  “A Travel of the Past in the Future” (2010) and other works. Member of the Unions of Writers-Bukh. Jews of the US and Israel.

AMINOV, ELIYAHU (1948, Israel). Public activist. He was educated in religious schools, the yeshivas “Rambam”  and “Beit Yosef”, based in the Bukh. Jewish community. In 1989, together with Avner Leviev and Itzhak Aminov, organized the “Moreshet Ya’adut Bukhara”  (“Bukharian-Jewish  Heritage”),  to assist new repatriates with absorption in Israel. In 1988 and 2003 he was elected to the local council of the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality. Continues to work in the position of Assistant Administrator on combating narcotics and alcohol.

 AMINOV ILYAVUMANI (1887, Shahrisabz - 1967, Samarkand) Received a religious education. Rabbi in Samarkand from 1916 to 1951. Suffered represssion  in 1951, in prison until 1955. He subsequently returned to his spiritual leadership role until 1966.

 AMINOV, ISAKHAR ABAYEVICH    (1908, Kazalinsk – 1970, Tashkent).  Dentist.  Philanthropist,  patron  of  arts.  Graduated  in dental surgery from Dushanbe  Medical College (1937). In 1937-
1959 – dentist in military hospital of Samarkand. Excellent Health of Uzbekistan.  Received  the state awards.  Engaged  in charitable activities.
 AMINOV, ITZHAK MANIEVICH (1948, Israel). Rabbi. Graduated from the “Trembam”  yeshiva. Rabbi of the city of Tel Aviv (1968-
2003); rabbi and spiritual leader of a girls yeshiva from 2003. Chief
Rabbi for Bukh. Jews of Israel (1994-2004).

AMINOV, LEV ROBERTOVICH (1961, Tashkent) Doctor-therapist, philanthropist. Graduated from Tash. Med. School (1984). Doctor -     gynecologist in 6-th maternity clinic of Tashkent. Since 1988 in the USA, New York. Received the Certificate of the American doctor, MD. Owns a medical office. Sponsor of the edition of the books: «The Bukharian Jews. An Encyclopedic Reference» (Russian Ed. 2008, English Ed. 2010), «The Bukharian Jews» (2010).

AMINOV, MENASHE NISIMOVICH   (1890, Samarkand – 1974, Samarkand). Journalist. Graduated from the religious school – heder, studied at the Communist Institute of Journalism in Moscow (1928-1929)  For many years, worked as the assistant  to  the  chief  editor  of  the  newspaper  “Bairoqi  Mihnat”  (“Banner  of Labor”) Author of sketches, stories, and plays.

 AMINOV,  NERYO  ABRAMHAIMOVICH   (1916,  Samarkand
– 1996,  Israel).  Singer  and  shashmaqom  expert,  Honored  Actor of Tajikistan (1946), People’s Hafiz of Tajikistan (1946), Teacher. He worked as a soloist in the Radio Committee  from 1938, then in the State TV-Radio of Tajikistan, and later – in the ensemble  of shashmaqom  performers.  Since  1950-th  – chief of ensemble   of
of maqomists  in the Radio and TV. The teacher of the Eastern Music Dept. of M.Tursunzade Arts Inst (1978-1990). Repatriated to Israel in 1990. His creativity dedicated monograph of Sh.Aminov “National Hafiz Neryo Aminov” (1997).

 AMINOV, ROSHEL NERYAEVICH (1951, Dushanbe). Shashmaqom expert, Educator, singer, actor. Performer of the songs in many  languages.  Resides  in the  US.  Soloist  in the  ensemble “Shashmaqom”. Founded a school of traditional music for children in New York. The founder and president of the Fund Neryo Aminov. The sponsor of the edition of the book “Bukharian  Jews. Who is who “ (in Russian and English, 2011).

 AMINOV, SHAMUEL ABRAMHAIMOVICH  (1935, Samarkand). Economist, D.Sc.Econ (1982). Graduated in economics from the Taj. State Univ (1959). From 1990 – professor of the Taj. State  Univ.  Headed  the division  of the construction  complex  of Sci. Res. Inst. of Economics  at the State Planning  Committee  of Tajikistan. Author of the 100 scientific works, including monographs
“Complex  Development  of Industrial  Construction  Materials  in Central Asia” (1973), “Problems of Arranging Production of Construction Materials in Central
Asia”  (1973).  The  head  of  2  PhD  and  1  D.Sc.  theses.  Author  of  the  books “National  Hafiz Neryo Aminov”  (1997); “Life in Science and Labor”, (2004), “Seven Generations of the Aminov family” (2009), “Neryo Aminov – the King of Shashmaqom” (2012), “ The World in Scholar’s eyes”. Received the state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1992.

 AMINOV, SIMKHO (SIROJ) MANIEVICH (1935, Samarkand – 1976, Tashkent). Singer, performer of shashmaqom. Honored Artist of Uzbekistan (1974). Worked as a soloist in the ensemble of maqomists at the State TV- Radio of Uzbekistan.

AMINOV,  MIKHAIL HAIMOVICH     (1940, Tashkent – 2005, New York). Engineer. Graduated from the Tash. Inst. of Transport Engineering (1962). In
1966, became the chief engineer of the Tash. Railroad depot. Between 1980 and
2000, worked as a director of the Tash. Branch of the All-Union Project Inst. of
Transportation Construction. Immigrated to the US in 2000.

 AMINOVA-SHAMUELOVA,  MIRA  ZALMANOVNA  (1917
–  1988, Tashkent).  Dentist.  Philanthropist.  Graduated  in  dental surgery from Dushanbe Medical College (1937). She worked as dentist in the polyclinics of Samarkand and Tashkent. The highest category. Excellent Health of Uzbekistan. Engaged in charitable activities.

 ARABOV, JACOB NISANOVICH (1965, Tashkent). Businessman  designer,  philanthropist  and  patron  of  arts. Since 1979 in the United States. Founder and president of
«Jacob & Co» (1986). Occupies a special place in the world of jewelry and watch design. Jacob opened the branded showrooms Jacob & Co in London, Paris, Moscow, Dubai.
Has a license to mine precious stones in Africa. Jacob & Co presents the exhibition Baselword. Financially supports many synagogues Bukharian Jews, assists needy. Sponsor book “Bukharian Jews in the world” in Russian (2014).

ARIYEV, MOSHIAKH ARIYEVICH    (1907, Karmana – 1989, Karmana). Administrator. Chairman of the crew “Transport” (1929-1932), headed a collective-farm  (1932). In 1946, was elected the chairman of the collective farm “Fruits of October”, and later the collective farm “Pravda,” which was united with “Fruits of October.” In 1960, created a crew for the blind and was its chairman up to 1987. The street on which he lived, bears his name. Received state awards.
 ARONBAYEV, MIKHAIL ROMANOVICH (1924, Samarkand
– 1993, New York). Actor of theater and film, director of television plays. Graduated from Sam. Theatrical College (1939). Participant of WW II.  In  the  theater  founded  examples  for  the  character Benvolio of “Romeo and Juliet”; and Rodrigo of “Othello.” Acted in the films “I met a Girl,” “Fate of a Poet,” “A Person Changes his
Skin,” and “Twelve Graves of Hoji Nasreddin”. Performed in one-person acts, the works of classic Tajik poets. Repatriated to Israel in 1974. Worked at the “Freedom” radio station as a leading announcer and editor (1978-1981). Moved to the US in 1989.

 ARONOV, ARKADIY SIMKHAEVICH (1963, Tashkent). Honored Coach of Uzbekistan (1991), master of the international sport class of judo. A repeated champion of the republic, bronze prize winner of the USSR Cup, silver prize winner of the 1991
Maccabiah Games. Immigrated to the US in 1996. At this time, director of the Spartak Sports Club in New York, which trained
12 champions of the US, incl. champions and prize winners of world and Pan- American competitions.

 ARONOV, ARON MIKHAYLOVICH      (1938, Tashkent). Educator, translator, public activist. Graduated from Tash. State Educational Inst. of Foreign Languages (1960). Worked as a translator in the Sci. Res Inst. at the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan. Senior instructor at  the  Tash.  State  Educational  Inst.  of  Foreign  Languages.
Immigrated to the US in 1989. Member of the VAAD of the Bukharian Jewish Center in New York (1992-2004). Employee of NYANA (New York Association of New Americans). Executive Director of the Bukharian Jewish Museum in New York.

 ARONOV, BORIS MIKHAYLOVICH (1953, Andijan) Businessman, philanthropist. Immigrated to the US in 1979. President of “BA Gold Corp” since 1987. Provides material support to many Bukh. Jewish synagogues and needy members of the community.

 ARONOV, DAVID ABOEVICH (1931, Tashkent). Physicist, PhD in Phys-Math  (1958). Graduated  from physics-mathematics  dept. at CASU (1958). Worked for more than 25 years in the Phys-tech. Inst. at the AS of the UzSSR. Sen. researcher (1961), later – headed the theoretical division. Author of the monograph  “Nonstationary Currents of the Double Injection in Semiconductors”  (1985). Has
inventions. Practiced in the theory of semiconductors and dielectrics, participated in the research of the physical foundations of optoelectronics. Immigrated to the US in 1993.

 ARONOV,  DAVID  MEIEROVICH       (1932,  Bukhara).  Med. Doctor,  D.Sc.  (1973).  Graduated  from  the Therapeut.  Depart.  at Tash.  Med.  School  (1955).  Professor  (1974).  Honored  Scientist of   Russian Federation (2010). State Prize Laureate of Russia. Graduated from TashMI (1955). In Moscow since 1958. Since 1974, Professor. Leading researcher, later head of the clinical department
of Cardiology RAMS, head of Branch of the Russian Institute of the Occupational Diseases (Moscow). Member of the Coordinating Council of Cardiology, one of the leading Russian cardiologists . Author and co-author of 16 books - “Coronary insufficiency in young” (1975), “Rehabilitation  of patients with coronary artery disease”  (co-authored  with  Shhvartsbaya,  1978),  “Treatment  and  prevention of atherosclerosis”  (2000),  “Functional  tests in Cardiology”  (2002)  , etc. The author of 4 scientific films: “Heart under protection”, “How to be healthy after a myocardial infarction. “Supervisor 6 doctoral and 37 master’s theses. President of the Russian Society of cardiac rehabilitation. Chief Editor of “Cardiosomatika”. Awarded to Mikhail Lomonosov Prize. Received Government awards.

 ARONOV,  HAIM  (MIRZO)  ARONОVICH   (1870,  Paishanbe
– 1943, Tashkent). Merchant of the 1st guild, public activist, philanthropist. Received a religious education. President of the community of Bukh. Jews in the mahalla of Ukchi in Tashkent. One of the founders of the Chigatay cemetery.

 ARONOV,   ILYA  RAKHMINOVICH        (1944,  Tashkent  –
2007, New York). Engineer, businessman, philanthropist. Graduated from Tash. Institute of Transport Engineering (1968). Worked in the Design Inst., Chief. Engineer of the Main Tashkent Construction Trust and the Construction authority of the Ministry of Water Management of Uzbekistan.
From 1989, lived in the US. Was in charge of construction of the Bukh. Jewish Center in New York. Vice-President CBJ of the USA and Canada. President of Fresh Meadows Synagogue of Bukh. Jews.

 ARONOV, NISON MATATОVICH  (1965, Dushanbe). Master of the sport of table tennis, eightfold champion of Tajikistan, champion of the USSR  among  the youth,  champion  of the US (2001).  In
2002, Participated in the US competitive team at the International Maccabiah  Games. Described  as a world class competitor  by the New York Times.
 ARONOV, SEMYON RIBIEVICH (1922, Kokand – 1987, Tashkent).  Economist,  Honored Economist  of the UzSSR (1982). Graduated from SamINE (1950). For more than 20 years, worked at the planning organizations of Uzbekistan. Headed the Department of Material  Resources  and was a member  of the State  Planning Committee of the UzSSR. Received state awards.

 ARONOV, YURIY SEMYONOVICH       (1919, Kazalinsk). Doctor. Veteran of WW II. Graduated from Therapeutic Dept. at Taj.Med. School (1952). Military doctor in the navy, instructor at the military department. Tash. Medical Inst. Lieutenant-colonel of  medical  services.  Doctor-methodologist   at  the  Hematology Sci. Res. Inst. in Tashkent.  Received  state awards. Immigrated
to the US in 1992. Chairman of the Council of War  Veterans - Bukh. Jews in
New York.
 ARONOVA, ELIZAVETA RIBIEVNA (1912 – 1983, Tashkent). Med. Doctor, D.Sc. (1966). Graduated from the Therapeutic Dept. at CASU (1935). From 1966, worked as a professor. Chief of the immune-hematological  laboratory at the Uzb. Sci. Res. Inst. of hematology and blood transfusion. Produced scientific research on hematology and immunology. Author of 70 scientific works.

ARONOVA, ISTAT (1915, Bukhara – 1996, Israel). Had middle-level specialized education  (1937). Worked  as a sewer at the Bukharian  16th Party Convention Sewing  Factory.  Deputy  of  the  Supreme  Soviet  of  Uzbekistan  (1938-1946). Director of a series of the enterprises of Bukhara. Repatriated to Israel in 1995.

 ARONOVA,  TAVRIZ  IGNATIEVNA  (1950,  Tashkent). Philologist, PhD in Philol (1985). Graduated from Tash. Rep. Inst. of Russian Language and Literature (1978). From 1987, docent of the dept. of the Russian Soviet literature at Inst. of Russian Language and Literature (1975-1994). Author of  some scientific papaers. Has been living in the US since 1995. Public activist, publicist. Expert
on human rights in Central Asia and Caucasus.

 AULOV, ALBERT  HIZKIYAEVICH  (1924, Tashkent – 1996, Tashkent).  Journalist,  member  of  the  Union  of  Journalists  of the USSR, Correspondent for UzTAG. In 1955-1985 – literary collaborator of the newspaper “Pravda Vostoka” (“The Truth of the East”) – the issue of the Central Committee of Communist Party Uzb. Pseudonyms were А.Korablyov and A.Saidi. Participant of
WW II. Received state awards for wartime service.
 AULOV,  SEMYON  BORISOVICH      (1924, Tashkent  – 2012, New York). Actor, director, Honored Actor of Uzbekistan (1983). Graduated from the acting school at Tash. State Theatric-artistic Inst (1950). Was the leading actor at the Gorky Academic  Theater in Tashkent, played over 200 roles. Participant in WW II, served in the regiment “Normandy-Neman”. From 1994 – the founder and artistic
director of the Bukh. Jewish theater “Vozrozhdeniye” (Renaissance) in New York. Delivered  plays “Courtship”  (L.Pilosova,  1995),  “Revolt  of the Brides”  (Said Ahmad, 1999), “Mother’s day” (B.Suleymanov, 2001), “That’s America for you” (L.Yakubоv,  1997), “Insurance” (R.Babekova),  “Khanuma” (А.Tsagareli  2002), “Arijon, be not afraid!” (N.Sofiev, 1998), “Tashkent – New York” (N.Sofiev, 1967). “Zulaykho” (N.Sofiev, 2004), “Shabi Tuyi” (N.Sofiev, 2006), “The Masterpiece on Canvas” (G.Slutski, 2008) “Borukhi kamson” (E.Gavrielov, 2009), “Arshin mal alan”(2012). Received state awards, and the Ellis Island Medal (1998). Organizer of the three concert programs in the US dedicated to Israel (2002, 2003). Has been living in the US since 1993. Author of books: “The Dream brought to life” (2005), “Vocation – Theater” (2013).

 AULOV,  VLADIMIR  ALBERTOVICH  (1949,  Tashkent). Eastern  researcher,  philosopher,  PhD  in Phil.  (1986).  Graduated from the Eastern  Studies  Dept. at Tash. State Univ (1971).  Sen. researcher, chief of the section of philosophy and rights at the Inst. of the Academy of Sciences of the UzSSR. Author of 20 research works  on cultural  Bukh.  Jews.  Between  1992  and  1993,  served
as the deputy chairman of the Center of Bukh. Jews in Tashkent. Immigrated to
America in 1993. Works at the Bramson Ort college.

 AULOVA,  FRIDA  IOSIFOVNA  (1919,  Kokand  –  1997,  New York) doctor, veteran of WW II. Graduated from the Therapeutic Dept. at Tash. Med.School (1943). Served as a military doctor and surgeon on the front lines. Between 1946 and 1989, worked as a surgeon-oncologist.  Chief of the Tash. City Dispensary. Author of research works. Immigrated to the US in 1991.

 AULOVA, RENA ARONOVNA (1927, Samarkand - 1997, Tashkent).  Eastern cultures expert, PhD in Ed (1973). Graduated from the Eastern Dept, at CASU in Tashkent (1949). Docent (1975) at the dept, of Indian philology in Tash. State Univer. Author of the language textbook “Hindi for Students.”

BABADZHAN,  SHLOMO ben PINKHAS   (1841, Kabul – 1927, Jerusalem) Scientist-talmudist,  political analyst, linguist, Hebraist. His works include “Brit Avraham”  (1892),  “Keter  Malhut”  (1895),  “Birkat  Hamazon”  (1900),  “Shiv’o
 Kakofot”  (1905),  “Mi  Kamoho”  (1915),  “Milim  Shisha”  (1891-
1899),  translated  Yakov  Shovul  Alisher’s  “Ayub  -  Job”  (1895), and a series of books from Hebrew to Jewish-Tajik. His dictionary “Milim  Shisha”  was translated  into 6 languages  (Hebrew,  Farsi, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, and French) and published two editions
(1905 and 1911) in Jerusalem. In its second edition, the French was replaced with
Ladino (Jewish-Spanish language). He repatriated to the Land of Israel in 1902.

 BABAKHANOV,   LEVI  (LEVICHА-HOFIZ)   (1873,  Bukhara
– 1926,  Samarkand).  Performer  of shashmaqom,  court  singer  to the  emir  of  Bukhara  Said Alim-Khan.  Founder  to  a dynasty  of singers  and  musicians  in  the  Babakhanov  family  91898).  From
1920 to 1923, taught in the musical school in Bukhara.  In 1923, moved to Samarkand.  Sang in clubs and chaihanas  (tea parlors),
and trained young singers in the art of shashmaqom. In 1909, the based in Riga “Writing Cupid” gramophone company recorded fragments of his shashmaqom compositions. There was released 30 gramophone records with records of thirty- one works Shashmaqom in its execution SRI. Street named after him in Bukhara. His work – is a  source of study maqoms.

 BABAKHANOV, MOSHE LEVIEVICH (1909, Bukhara – 1983, Bukhara). Singer, performer of shashmaqom. People’s Hafiz of Uzbekistan (1944). Artist of the Bukh. Jewish theater (1929-1936). In 1936 – the Variety theater soloist in Tashkent, then organized and supervised the ensemble “Shashmaqom”.

 BABAYEV,     BARUKH  SHLOMOVICH  (1977,  Samarkand). Since 1995 in Israel. He graduated from the Rabbinical College in Jerusalem (2000). Director of the Rabbinical College in Jerusalem (2000-2011). Rabbi of the Bukharian Jewish community of Holon (1998-2004).  Publisher  and  chief  editor  of “BNI  Behor”  (2008-
2011). Released  10 lectures on Jewish topics in the record (total circulation - 30,000). From January 2012 – the chief rabbi of Central Synagogue of CBJ “Kanesoi kalon” Bukharian Jewish of NYC.

 BABAYEV, BORIS AMNUNOVICH (1947, Bukhara). Mathematician, economist. He graduated from Bukhara Pedagogical Institute (1969), Samarkand Cooperative Institute (1976), Bukhara Technological  Institute of Food Industry (1986). Deputy Director and Acting  Director  Bukhara  Cooperative  College  (1970-1993). Organizer  and  first director  of  the  Jewish  school  in  the  city  of
Bukhara. Deputy Chairman of the Cultural Center of Bukharian Jews of Bukhara
(1989-1996). In the U.S. since 1997. Vice-President of the Foundation “Bukhara”
in America  (1998-2012).  Since March 2012 the administrator  and head of the information center at the main synagogue CBJ - Kanesoyi kalon.

 BABAYEV, (HAREL) MENASHE (1917, Samarkand) Historian, geographer. PhD (1962). Repatriated to the Land of Israel in 1921. Graduated from Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1957). Professor of geography at Tel Aviv Univ. since 1982. Member of the highest archeological council of Israel. Recipient of the D. Yamin Prize in
1982. Author of 17 books and monographs on Judaism, history, and geography of Israel, archeology and philosophy. His Hebrew language publications include: “Walking the Country” (1960), “Geography of Israel” (1960), “Walking the Sinai” (1963),  “This is Jerusalem”  (1969),  “History  of Bukharian  Jews in the Diaspora  and Israel” (1984). His works have been translated  into English, Japanese, and Russian. He participated in the     Arab-Israeli wars.

 BABAYEV, (HAREL) YAKOV (1915, Samarkand – 1981, Jerusalem). A businessman. Public figure. Since 1921 in Jerusalem. Has  ended   yeshiva   “Talmud   Torah   Mizrakhi”,   in  1925-1929 studied at school Alliance,  in 1929-1931  – in Hebrew  Gymnasia in Jerusalem.  During WW II served in the Jewish brigade of the British army in Egypt. The officer of transport armies. In 1959 with
his family he immigrated to New York. Had a jeweler company. In 1967-1977 – president of the Bukharian-Jewish center in Queens, then the honorable president. In 1979 has returned to Israel.

 BABAYEV,  IOSIF  ROMANOVICH  (1938,  Kzyl-Orda). Economist. Graduated from the TashFEI (1961). PhD. Econ (1973), instructor in the div. of industrial economy, docent in the div. of the political economy (1981), chief of the div (1988-1990) at TashPI. Co-author of the monographs “U.Yusupov Agrarian and Industrial Integrated Work” (1971), “Food-processing Industry of Uzbekistan”
(1988). Immigrated to the US, San Diego in 1993. Publicist. Author of the novel
“The River of Time Flows” (2007).

 BABAYEV, SOLOMON RAKHMINOVICH  (1918, Samarkand
– 1974, Samarkand). Doctor-psychiatrist.  Graduated from the Sam. Med. School  (1941).  Participant  in WW II. Worked  as a deputy People’s  Commissar  (minister)  on  Health  at  Karakalpak  ASSR, from 1947 – medical director Sam. Regional Psychiatric Hospital. Received state awards.

BABAYEV, YURIY IZRAILOVICH (1917, Samarkand – 2010, USA). Journalist,  translator,  PhD in Philology  (1953).  Honored  teacher  of Tajikistan (1970). He graduated from the Dept. of History and Philology at UzGU (1945).
 Since  1956  –  Associate  professor  of  dept.Tajik  language  and literature at Dush. State Ped. Inst. Since 1956 – a member of the Writers’ Union, since 1985 – Member of the All-Union Association of Orientalists. Scientific secretary of the Inst. of language and literature at  Tajik Academy of Sciences, assistant of the president of the Academy of Tajikistan S.Ayni . Author of 90 scientific articles
textbooks,  and monographs:  “Mirzo Tursunzade.  Life and Work” (1962), “The Commander of Poetry” (1971), “Singer sun peaks (1972 ), “Theory of Literature. Introduction to Literature” (1987 ), etc. Since 1992 in the United States.

 BACHAEV, ILYA (KOEN) MARKELOVICH  (1932, Dushanbe
–  2002,  Israel).  Artist-painter  and  layout  editor,  member  of  the Artists Union of the USSR. Graduated from the Tash. State Theatrical-Artistic Inst (1955). Worked at the Art Fund in Dushanbe
– developed city formation sketches, painted landscapes, portraits, subject  themes.  In the begin-ning  of the 1970s,  wrote  the cycle
“Nurek  Hydro  Electric  Station”,  part of which  was acquired  by the Bekhzod Rep. Museum. Participated in all-Union and int’l exhibitions. From 1973 lived in Israel, where in 1978, his personal exhibition was displayed. Created the series of Mediterranean  landscapes, paintings on biblical and religious topics. His works are in museums and private meetings in many countries.

 BACHAEV,   MORDEHAY   HIYAEVICH    (MUHIB)   (1911, Merv, Turkmenistan – 2007, Petah-Tikva, Israel). Poet, writer, journalist.   Literary   pseudonym   MUHIB.   Graduated   from CASU  (1933).  One of the founders  of Soviet  Bukh.  Jewish literature. Worked as the secretary of literary heading in newspapers  “Roshnoyi”  and  “Bairoqi  Mihnat”  (1929-1938).
Wrote series of books and poems, including “The poem about Motherland” (1931) “Gazaliyot”  (1978), “Guldasta”  (1983), “Saga about Rut” (1984), “Saga about hero Samson” (1985), “Stories about far past” (1985), “The Last Sounds” (1991), “Panj Doston” (1992), “Cohelet” (2000), “The Run of time” (2001). During Stalin’s reign of terror, was subjected to repression (1938-1948), then rehabilitated (1957). In 1955-1972, worked in Dushanbe at the Inst. of Marxism-Leninism as a translator of editing artistic and political literature. From 1973, lived in Israel, member of the Israel Writers Union, instructor  of young writers – Bukh. Jews of Israel. Published  19 books. In 1988, issued two-volume book of reminiscences “In a Stone Bag”, “Explanatory  Dictionary  to Phraseology  of the Bukh. Jewish  Language” (2002, Jerusalem),  in Israel 7 volumes of the Complete  works of Muhib were published (2008).
 BADALBAYEVA-KAYKOVA, SOFA ISRAILOVNA (1947, Dushanbe).  Singer.  Graduated  in chemistry  from Taj. State Univ (1970). Performer of Taj., Uz., and traditional music, songs of the eastern peoples and songs of Taj. composers. Actress of the Bukh. Jewish Musical-Dramatical  Theater named for Mikhoel Tolmasov and Gavriel Mullokandov. Repatriated to Israel in 1989.

 BADALOV, BORIS PUTIELOVICH   (1948, Khujand). Teacher, Honored Teacher of Taj. (1986). Graduated  in physics-math.  and physics-techn. from the LeninabadSPI (1972). Worked as a teacher of physics,  mathematics  and basics of industry  in the Leninabad Technical School. Author sci. works about the methods of education on physics, basics of industry and some inventions. Immigrated to
the US in 1993.

 BADALOV,   IOSIF  ZAKHAROVICH        (1940,  Samarkand). State and public figure, journalist, Honored Worker of Culture of Uzbekistan (1990). In 1963 graduated in mechanics from Sam. State Univ. Was Director of the silk weaving factory “Khujum”. In 1979-
1996 – was chairman of the Siab district executive committee  in
Samarkand, councilman of regional and town councils of Samarkand at a few convocations. Honorary citizen of Cuzco, Peru. Immigrated to the US in
1998. Worked as an editor-in-chief  of the newspaper  “Most” (Bridge)  and the magazine “Sholom-Aleikhem”. Author of the books “Years Pass, Reminiscences Remain” (2003), “Their Stars Will Never go Out” (2004).

 BADALOV, PUTIEL ISAKOVICH     (1924, Khojent – 1972, Leninabad). Beekeeper. Graduated from Mos. Inst. of Beekeeping (1949). Director of the Khojent School of Beekeping (1953-1958). The Chief Beekeeper of the Nord Tajikistan in Agr. Administration of Leninabad Region (1959-1972). Participant and disabled veteran of WWII. Received state awards. Author of sci. works on beekeeping
development in Central Asia.

 BADALOV, RAKHMIN SOLOMONOVICH  (1897, Samarkand
– 1991, Tashkent). Translator, educator, journalist. Graduated from the Jewish Spiritual Seminary (1914). In 1922 he was appointed as chairman of the Indigenous Jewish Central Bureau within the Council of National Minorities  of People’s Commissariat  of Education  of the Turkestan  ASSR.    Founder  and  chairman  of the  Indigenous
Jewish Department within the Educational Publishing House of Uzbekistan. First editor of the Bukh.-Jewish newspaper “Rost” (Truth) (1920-1922). In 1924-1928
– director  of the Inst. of Education  (Inpros). Author  of the first textbooks  for
Bukh. Jewish schools: “New School” (1924), reading-book for 5-6 grades (1933), literature for 5-6th grades of middle school (1934), coauthor (with Y. Kalontarov) “Orthographic Dictionary of the Local-Jewish Language.” (1935, 1937), “Uzbek
– Local-Jewish  Dictionary”  (1936),  and  others.  Translated  into  Bukh.  Jewish lang. the creations of Russian writers (N. Gogol, A. Pushkin, A.Serafimovich) and Sholom Aleichem (1934). In 1938 he was subjected to unreasonable repression, and in 1940, he was rehabilitated, nominated as the head of the division of Eastern Dictionaries of the Publishing House at the AS of Uzbekistan. Participant of WW II. Awarded orders and medals for war-time service.

 BALKHIYEV, MARK MOISEEVICH (1927, Kokand -2014 ,New York). Engineer, PhD in Econ (1974). Graduated in mechanics from Central Asian Ind. Inst (1948). Director of the Electromechanical Technical School (1952-1959). Up to 1963 – assistant of director of the “Tashkentcable” plant, from 1963 to 1965 – director of reinforced concrete design plant № 2. From 1984 – docent, dean of the Dept. of
Improvement of Professional Skills at TashPI. In 1989-1994 – acting professor of the Economic. Complex Management at the Inst. of Improvements of Professional Skills at the State Construction Committee of Uzbekistan. Immigrated to the US in 1995. Author of story collections in Russ. (2001, 2004, 2009 New York).

 BANGIYEV,  ARON  BORISOVICH       (1961,  Frunze). Businessman.  In 1973 he repatriated to Israel; in 1974, he moved to Vienna, where he graduated  from orthopedic  College.  In New York since 1987. In 1980 he started doing business. In New York, continued employment jewelry business, which expands and thrives. Philanthropist.  Engaged  in large  charities  to support  community
education centers and creative teams. Well respected in the community.

 BANGIYEV,  MEIR YUSUFOVICH     (1900, Tashkent  – 1993, Tashkent). Rabbi. Public and religious figure. Graduated from the top religious school “Talmud Torah”. In 1925 – one of the organizers of  the  Bukh.  Jewish  collective  farm  “Khuriyat”.  Chairman  of the collective farm “Bedori”. Participant in WW II. From 1943 – chairman of the Chkalov collective farm. For more than 30 years,
was the Chief Rabbi of Central Asia and the synagogue of Tashkent.

 BANGIYEV, ROBERT MIKHAYLOVICH (1948, Dushanbe). Musicologist,  writer.  Graduated  from the Taj. State Inst. of Arts (1970) specializing  in “musicologist,  teacher”. Taught theoretical disciplines  and  fortepiano  music  educational  institutions. Repatriated to Israel in 1991. A member of the Israel Writers Union (2003).  Deputy  chairman  of  the  Writers-Bukh.  Jews  Union  of
Israel. Author of collections of the poetry and prose: “A few Words. Out of Time”, “Seeds and fruits. A Message” (2003), “Road of Sanctity. Of a Brief Past” (2004), “Immortality  Ship. Read by a son of One’s” (2005), “Step Leading to Heaven. Springs of Kindness “(2006), “Ten Jewish Poems” (2008).

 BANGIYEVA,  NATALIA SOLOMONOVNA  (1938, Tashkent). Journalist.  Graduated  in  Russian  language  and  literature  from TashSPI (1960). Between 1960 and 1962 – editor of the Uzbek studio of popular scientific and documentary  films “Uzkinokhronika”,  in
1962-1995  – senior  editor  Inform.  Uz. State Television  program
“Akhborot”, in 1986 headed the issue department of the main programs, was the author of a series of leading shows about interesting cultural and social events in the life of Uzbekistan. Immigrated to the US in 1995.

 BAR -NATAN, YOSEF (1939, Tel Aviv). Public figure, businessman. President of Brit Yotzei Bukhara. Author of the article “130 Years from the Beginning of Repatriation of Bukh. Jews,” within the collection  of articles  “Bukh.  Jews,  Judaism,  Traditions,  History, Culture: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” (Jerusalem, 2003).

 BARAEV, AVNER MORDUKHАЕVICH  (1921, Samarkand – 2005, New York). Musician-doirist, Honored Actor of the UzSSR (1957), laureate of a series of global festivals, Laureate of the State Prize of Uzbekistan (1971). Worked at the Sam. Region Theater (1937-1939), in the State Ensemble of Ethnic Dance of the USSR of Igor Moiseyev. In 1942, became a soloist at the Navoi Uz. State Acad. Theater Opera and Ballet. Performed in many cities of the USSR and
abroad. Received state awards. Repatriated to Israel (1990), later moved to the US.

 BARAKAYEVA, LOLA (DORA) MENAHEMOVNA (1940, Tashkent). Singer,  Honored  Actress  of Tajikistan (1992), Teacher. Worked as the soloist in the ensemble of maqomists at the Taj. State Committee of the Radio and TV and instructor at the Taj. State Inst. of Arts. Immigrated to the US in 1992.

 BATUROV, ARON PINHASOVICH   (1917, Samarkand – 1986, Samarkand). Educator, public figure. Graduated in phys-math from SamSPI (1940). For 40 years, was the director of the schools № 25 and № 26 in the East Quarter of Samarkand. Was the president of the council culture of the Eastern Quarter.

 BECK,  NELLIE  (1964, Dushanbe  ). Philanthropist.  Since 1974 in Israel, where he learned accounting. Since 1990 moved to New York, the US. Established travel agency «Diamond Tours», whose president is present. Agency gained authority and is very popular. Engaged in charitable activities.
 BEGIMOV, YAKOV SIMHAEVICH    (1941, Ferghana – 2007, Israel). Artist-sculptor of monuments, Honored Worker of the Arts of Tajikistan  (1985),  Member  of the Artists  Union  of the USSR (1972). Graduated from the Mukhin Highest Artistic-Industrial College in Leningrad (1968). In 1961-1991 worked at the Art Fund of Taj. in genres of easel painting, mosaics, and stained-glass. His
works include “My Tajikistan”, “Summer”, “Family” etc. Had works exhibited in Moscow, in the Museum of inventive arts in Tajikistan. Many of them are in private galleries of various countries. His theme panels adorn interiors in different cities of the former the USSR. Received state awards, Laureate of the state’s Bekhzod Prize (1990). In 1987-1991 was secretary of the Board of the Union of Artists of Taj. Repatriated to Israel in 1991, continued in creative activities.

 BEN DAVID BENYAMIN (1933, Paris). Public figure. Zionist. At age 18, departed to Israel to study. On returning to Paris, became secretary of the movement “Habonim”. In 1955, repatriated to Israel, settling in the kibbutz Hanita, where he lives to this day, engaging in agriculture. Also worked as teacher and school deputy director. In 1988, was the first emissary from Israel to Moscow, Tashkent,
Samarkand, and Bukhara. Subsequently engaged in the absorption of repatriates and the research of Bukh. Jews. Published in a Hebrew book “Reminiscences of Grandfather Natan Davydov” (1997, translated into French, 2002). From 2004 – the first editor of the Hebrew part of the “Bukharian Newspaper”. Initiator of the creation of the Res. Centre of Jews of Iran, Afghanistan, and Bukhara.

BEN ISRAEL, ITZHAK (1949, Tel Aviv), his mother is a Bukh. Jew. Scientist, military veteran. Graduated in phys-math from Tel Aviv Univ. Doctor of Sciences (1982), professor, reserve general. Head of the Res. Dept. of the General Staff (1992), later headed the Administration of development of the means of fighting action prosecution  at the Min. of Defense of Israel. The chief of Israeli Space Agency (2005). From 2007 – Member of Knesset from the Kadima party. Twice awarded by Min. of Defence (1972, 2001).

 BENJAMINI, HANAN ben ELHANAN (1916, Shahrisabz – 1999, New York). Public figure, businessman, philanthropist. Received a middle-level  technical  education  (Israel,  engineer-mechanic).   In
1922 arrived with his family in the Land of Israel. From 1958, lived in the US. In 1963, with members of the community organized the Bukh. Jewish Center of New York, in 1977-1987 and in 1992-1999
was its president and contributed to organization of construction of the new Center building.

BENYAMINOV, AVREKH ARONOVICH (1916, Tashkent - 1982, Tashkent).
Educator. Graduated from the TashSPI (1940). Honored Teacher of Uzbekistan (1976). Served as the director of the school № 29 in Tashkent, subsequently chief of Local Division of Testing Education, chairman of the Board of the schools and pre-school education at the Мinistry of Education of Uzbekistan.

 BENYAMINOV,    GAVRIEL   (PATAK)   (1878,   Bukhara   –   1963, Bukhara). Singer, performer of traditional music. Founder of the dynasty of Benyaminov singers.

 BENYAMINOV,   LEV  RAKHMINOVICH   (1926,  Tashkent  –
2005, New York). Educator, PhD in Ed (1967). Graduated  in the English  language  from Tash.  State  Pedagogical  Inst.  of Foreign Langs. (1951). From 1980 – docent, from 1985 – Chairman of the dept. at Tash. State Pedagogical Inst. of Foreign Langs. Author of the 47 scientific works. Immigrated to the US in 1992.

 BENYAMINOV,  МЕYER RAKHMINOVICH  (1913, Tashkent
– 1999, Jerusalem). Educator, PhD in Ed., professor (1969). Graduated in phys-math. from TashSPI (1935). Taught and managed the dept. of higher mathematics in the high schools of Dushanbe and Tashkent. Author about of 100 scientific papers including teaching aids for teachers. From 1976 lived in the US, taught in Columbia
Univ. In 1983, published the monographs  “Bukharian  Jews” in Russian, which was translated  to English  in 1992 and “The most events,  history  and famous people of the Jewish people (1998)”. Since 1993 lived in Israel.

 BENYAMINOV, SOSON GAVRIELOVICH (1929, Bukhara). Baritone,  People’s Actor of Uzbekistan  (1973). Professor  (1994). Graduated  from  the  Tash.  Conservatory  (1954).  Soloist  at  the A.Navoi Uz. State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1954-
1983). Career highlights: Figaro (“Barber of Seville” by G.Rossini), Onegin  (“Yevgeny  Onegin”  by  P.Tchaikovsky),  Buran  (“Buran”
M.Ashrafi and S.Vasilenko), Kuchkar (“Immortality” by U.Musayev), Shah Bakhrom (“Dilorom” by M.Ashrafi) etc. Between 1960-1975 at M.Ashrafi Tash. Conservatory  – Educator  on vocals (1956), docent (1975),   Chairman  of dept. of solo and traditional singing at M.Uygur Tash. Inst.of Arts (1979-1989).  Has created a museum of Dramatic theater. Author of several articles on the major issues of musical performance.Repatriated to Israel in 1994. As a director, delivered the performances:  “Esther-ha  Malka”, “Amnun  ve Tomor” by А. Shalomayev, “Gardeshi  Davron”,  “Quarrelsome  Siv’yo” by D.Niyazov  (1997), comic opera “Maysara’s Tricks” by S. Yudakov.

BENYAMINOV,  YAKUB  RAKHMINOVICH  (1917, Tashkent  – 2007, New
York). Educator, PhD in Philol (1955). Graduated in German lang. from TashSPI

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 (1947), from 1958 – docent, from 1983 – professor. Chairman of the department,  dean of the German  lang. faculty, vice-president at Tash. State Pedagogical Inst. of Foreign Langs. Chairman of the division of foreign lang. at the Min. of Education of Uzbekistan. Author of monographs, bilingual dictionaries (German-Uzbek  and Uzbek-German).  Participant of WW II, awarded numerous orders
and medals. Immigrated to the US in 1991.

 BENYAMINOV,  YUHAN  YURIEVICH  (1963,  Tashkent). Concert  singer, guitarist,  songwriter  and musician.  Participant  of the rock groups “Asia” (1978), “Favorit” (1979-1981), variety show “Zhemchuzhina” (Pearl, 1984-1985), Tash. State Chamber jazz band of Grig Pushen (1986-1987). Acts with own variety orchestra (from
1978). Performs modern and self-made songs, and international songs. He has been living in the US since 1991. Has contact with American audio record firm (2005).

 NYAMINOV,      YUKHANAN      MEYEROVICH      (1937, shkent).  Med.Doctor,  PhD  (1972).  Philanthropist.  Graduated
fr  m  the  Tash.Med.School   (1966).  Researcher  at  the  Center Heart  Surgery  at the  Blood  Transfusion  Inst.  in Tashkent. migrated to the US in 1994. Holds an American MD certificate. cian Jackson Memorial Hospital. Diplomat American Academy
of Pain Management. American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. New York
Academy of Sciences

 BENYAYEV,  EFREM  KHARITONOVICH  (1910,  Kokand  –
1999, New York).  Public figure.  Lived in Georgia,  Moscow, Dushanbe. Participant of WW II, receiving orders and wartime medals. In 1930s - chief of the division at the People’s Commissariat  of Heavy Industry of the USSR, then manager of the Main Administration  of Metal Commerce. Participated
in the development of urban economics and culture. Immigrated to the US
in 1990.

 BINYAMINOV, BINYAMIN (BEN)   BORISOVICH (1965, Samarkand).    Businessman,    philanthropist.    Graduated    from the Samarkand Coop. Inst (1992). Opened the first Jewish cooperative   in  Samarkand,   the  “Sholom  Aleikhem”   (1988), which  funded  Jewish  schools.  At  his  cooperative  warehouse, the  Ben-Ami  Corporation  engaged  in  import-export  business.
Activist of the Cultural Center of the Bukh. Jews in Samarkand (1998-1990). Practices business in Russia and in the US. Member of the World CBJ since
2000. President of the CBJ of Russia and the CIS (2008). Lives in Moscow.

 BOBODUSTOV, YAKOV ABAYEVICH (1926, Samarkand). Musician-rubabist, composer-melodist, Honored Artist of Tajikistan (1962). From 1944, worked as a soloist at the Taj. State Philharmonic and the Ensemble of maqomists Taj. State TV and Radio. Repatriated to Israel in 1990. Works in the “Shashmaqom”  ensemble and the orchestra of the Bukharian Jewish Musical-Dramatic Theater.

 BOROKHOV,  ABO  (DAROZ)      BORUKHOVICH  (1844, Shahrisabz – 1936, Israel). Rabbi. From 1915 to 1934, was the chief rabbi of Shahrisabz. Immigrated to the Land of  Israel in 1936.

 BOROKHOV,   RAKHMIN   HAIMOVICH   (1925,  Bukhara  –
2010,  New York).  Public  figure, businessman,  philanthropist.  In
1931, moved from Bukhara to Kabul, later Bombay, and Jerusalem. Received  a middle-level  education.  Participant  in the Israeli War of Independence. In 1960, arrived in New York, where there were only 20 Bukh. Jewish families at this time. He became one of the
organizers of the local Bukh. Jewish community. Between 1987 and 1992 – served as the president of the Bukh. Jewish Center of New York. Subsequently became its honorary president.

BOROKHOV,  SHLOMO ABRAMOVICH  (1937, Samarkand). Businessman. International master of checkers, champion of Uzbekistan, bronze prize winner of the European championship. Founder of a checkers school in Samarkand. Prepared a team and won the All-Union Checkers Tournament “Chudo-Shashki” (Wonder of Checkers). His team comprised of: M.Fazylov, L.Mosheev, A.Leviev, E.Pilosova, and others. Subsequently served as chairman of the Council of Dipresidents of the Bank of Industrial Development. Repatriated to Israel in 1972. Was the executive director of the Zionist Forum in Israel (1991-1993).

 BORUKHOV,  GAVRIIL ARIEVICH        (1940, Tashkent). Engineer, PhD in Tech. Sci (1973). Graduated from the Tash. Inst. of Text. and Light Industry (1966). Director of the Tash. branch of the All-Union Sci. Res. Inst. of knitwear production, sen. researcher (1976). Produced scientific works and inventions. Immigrated to the US in 1991. Businessman.

 BORUKHOV, MANI BORUKHOVICH  (1888, Shahrisabz - 1977, Jerusalem). Rabbi, public figure. From 1925, lived in Tashkent. Rabbi of the Bukh. Jewish synagogue in the old city and in the Ukchi Quarter. Taught Hebrew, and Torah to children. In 1947, was condemned to 25
years imprisonment for “Zionist activities”, in 1953, was rehabilitated. Repatriated to Israel in 1965. Rabbi of a local synagogue in the Bukh. Quarter of Jerusalem.

 BORUKHOV, MOISEY YURYEVICH   (1924, Tashkent – 1985, Tashkent).  Physicist,  D.Sc.  in Tech.  Sci (1969).  Graduated  from the Mos. Instrument-Making  Institute (1948). Worked in the area of nuclear  physics,  physics  of high temperatures,  and conducted complex research on the development of the Moon and its resources. Author more than 100 scientific works and inventions. He served as
an vice-director  of Sci. Res. Inst. of Nuclear Physics and the Sci. Res. Inst. of
Electronics at the Academy of Sciences of the UzSSR.

 BORUKHOV,   ROBERT  YURYEVICH       (1927,  Tashkent  –
1994, Tashkent).  Baritone,  Honored Actor of Uzbekistan  (1983). Graduated  from  the Tash.  Conservatory(1955).  Soloist  at the A. Navoi Uzb. State Academic Theater Opera and Ballet (1955-1993). Career highlights: Rigoletto (“Rigoletto” by G. Verdi), Robert (“Iolanta”  by P.Tchaikovsky),  Figaro  (“Barber  of Seville”  by G.
Rossini), Bakhrom (“Dilorom” by М. Ashrafi), Onegin (“Yevgeny Onegin” by P. Tchaikovsky) etc.

 BORUKHOV, RUBEN ISAKOVICH (BORE) (1949, Tashkent). Artist. Graduated from the Tash. State Theatrical-Artistic Inst. in the specialization.  “artist of theater and cinema” (1976). Two student sketches are displayed in the Tretyakov Gallery. Worked at the Art Fund of Uzbekistan, was director of the artistic shop. Immigrated to the US in 1989. Member  of the Amer. Union of Professional
Artists. The pictures of his recent years are devoted to the culture and traditions of Bukh. Jews, religious topics – cycle “Old Torah”, picture “Ten Commandments”, portraits of Bukh. Jewish women. Participated in Int’l competitions-exhibitions. Owns the R.Bore art gallery in Long Island.

 BORUKHOV,   SEMYON   ABRAMOVICH   (1930,   Andijan). Med.  Doctor,  educator,  PhD  (1970).  Graduated  from  the  Sam. Med. School (1955). From 1973 – professor, chairman of the depts. anesthesiology  and  the  emergency  room,  dean  of  the  pediatrics Dept.  at  Sam.  Med.  School  (1988-1996),  Chief  resuscitator  at the Sam. Dept. of Health (1964-1996).  Member of the All-Union
Society of anesthesiologists (emerg. room doctors) (1970-1996). Participant of 4 int’l congresses. Author of 170 scientific works, and the monographs “Feature of Anesthesia of Surgical Interferences at Sharp Radiation Illness”, “Active Therapy of Asthmatic Conditions”, “Hyperbaric Oxygenation of Sharp Heart Insufficiency in Geriatrics”. Organized separation of hyperbaric oxygenation of round-the-clock
action (first in Uzbekistan). Under his scientific management defended two D.Sc and 11 PhD theses. Immigrated to the US in 1996.

 BORUKHOV,   MIKHAIL   HIYAYEVICH   (1921,  Margilan   -
2003, San Diego). Doctor, PhD Med (1960). Graduated  from the
4th MosMI (1942). Lieutenant-colonel  of med. service, participant of WW II. From 1957 -assistant, subsequently docent at the dept. of common surgery, dept of pediatrics at TashMI; from 1972 - docent at the dept. of surgeon illnesses and field surgeon at Central Asian
MI. Author of 4 monographs, and 2 textbooks for high schools. Received awards for wartime service. Immi-grated to the US in 1991.

BORUKHOV  MOSHIAKH  ISAKOVICH  (1888,  Namangan  - 1954, Namangan).  Translator,  public figure. Received a religious education.  Between
1906 and 1953 supervised the Jewish community of Namangan. Translated more than 20 books, laws, morals, including Baal Shem Tov, to the Jewish-Taj. language (in Hebrew letters). These manuscripts were published by the Israeli Institute in
1976. His book “Khaigrot shel haGaonim” is published in New York in 1991.

BORUKHOV, NISIM BORISOVICH   (1948, Andijan). Coach in field hockey. Honored  Coach  of the UzSSR  (1980).  Graduated  in physical  education  from AndSPI  in 1970.  Coach  of the Mehnat  competitive  team (1978-1980),  which owns the USSR championships;  coached  the women’s  team Andijanka  (1980-
1981), which owns the  USSR championship  in field hockey in 1980; coach of the Andijanets team between 1981 and 1986, which own the bronze prize at the USSR Championships in 1981 and 1982. Served as coach of the Uzbekistan team, champions of the Spatakiad Games of the USSR in 1986. Immigrated to the US in 1998.

 BORUKHOVA, FАTIМA (PANINO) JURAYEVNA (1916, Andijan – 2009, Israel). Mezzo-soprano, People’s Actress of Uzbekistan  (1950).  Soloist  of  the A.Navoi  Uz.  State  Academic Theater Opera & Ballet (1939-1957)  and Uz. State Philharmonic (from  1957).  Career  highlyghts:   Zebiniso  (“Buran”  М.Ashrafi and S.Vasilenko),  Gulsara and Oysara (“Gulsara”  by R.Glier and
T.Sadykov),  Leili (“Leili and Mejnun” by R.Glier and T.Sadykov), fortuneteller (“Almast”  by А. Spendiarov),  Polina  (“Queen  of Spades”  by P.Tchaikovsky), nurse (“Yevgeny Onegin” by P.Tchaikovsky), Gulchekhra (“Arshin Mal Alan” by U.Gajibekov) etc. Repatriated to Israel in 1990.

BUKHORI, YUSUF ben ISKHAK (HAYAHUDI) (1688, Bukhara – 1755, Bukhara).  Poet, writer, translator.  Wrote in the Judeo-Taj.  language,  translated from Hebrew and Arabic. Author of many poems, including “Antiokhusnama” (1749), devoted to the revolt of the Maccabees, “Kisayi Haft Barodaron” (“Seven
Brothers”) and “Mukhammas” in honor of Moses. His translations in Judeo-Tajik are used to the present day.

BURIYEV, ILYA MIKHAYLOVICH (1954, Moscow). Med. Doctor, educator, D.Sc. (1991).  Graduated  from the 2nd Mos.Med.School  (1977).  Worked  as a surgeon at the А.V.Vishnevsky  Inst. of Surgery. Leading researcher  at the div. of abdominal  surgery.  Professor  of surgery  at the Russian  Med. Acad. From 2004 – chief of the div of surgery at the Branch of Med. center at the Main Administration of Diplomatic Corps of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Author  of  4  monographs.  Laureate  of  the  Lenin  Komsomol  Prize in the area of science and technique (1977). Active member of the Acad. of Safety Problems, defense and law and order in the Russian Federation. Lives in Moscow.

 CHAKCHAKOV, MIKHAIL PINKHASOVICH (1930, Samarkand).  Med.  Doctor,  PhD  (1966).  Graduated  in  pediatrics from Sam. Med. School (1952). Chief of div. of Children’s clinic at Sam. Med. School, and Sen.pediatrician of the Sam. Region. Health Agency. Docent (1969), chief of the dept. of special pediatrics at Sam. Med. School (1970). Author of 60 scientific papers, and two
monographs: “Colibacillosis Among Children of Early Age” (1969), “Combination Lambliosis and Dysentery Among Children of Early Age” (1970). Repatriated to Israel in 1972. Pediatrician at the “Maccabi” and “Leumi” health systems within the state clinics.

 COHEN,   ALBERT   ISAAKOVICH   (1973,   Dushanbe).   The lawyer,  public  figure.  philanthropist.  Immigrated  to  the  US  in
1988. Graduated from Cleveland Univ. (1995) and Law School at Pace Univ. in NYC (2002). Has based and has headed in 2003 Law Firm of Albert Cohen, P.C. The active worker of a Bukh.Jewish community  in  New  York,  sponsor  of  the  number  community’s
events. In 2009 was the first Bukh.Jew to run for the office of on City Council of New York City. His electoral campaign increased   the political involvement   of the Bukharian Jewish community in Queens.

 COHEN, AMNON NURIELOVICH       (1960, Samarkand). Statesman,  Member  of the 15th-18th  cadences  of Knesset, Vice- speaker of the Knesset. Repatriated to Israel in 1973. Worked in a defense industry plant, served as a paratrooper. Participated in the
1982 operation  “Peace for Galilee”  in Lebanon.  Graduated  from the social sciences program at the Bar-Ilan University (1975). An
organizer of the Bukh.-Jewish movement “Olami” in Ramleh. Between 1993 and
1998, served as the deputy mayor of Ramleh.
 DANIEL (DANIELOV), MALKIEL NISIMOVICH (1931, Samarkand).   Journalist.  Member  of  the  Journalists  (1959) and Cinematogr. Unions of the USSR. Graduated in philology from the Taj. State Univ (1953). Worked at different periodical editions   “Pioneer  of Tajikistan”,  “Comsomol  of Tajikistan”, headed  the  dept  of  culture  and  art  of  the  city  newspaper
“Evening Dushanbe”, executive secretary of the rep. newspaper “Tojikistoni Soveti” (organ of the Central Committee  Communist  Party of Tajikistan). Translated texts (dubbing) of artistic films from Russian to Tajik. Owner of a few journalism  prizes. Was a refusenik from 1972. Repatriated  to Israel in 1973. Worked at the radio “Kol-Israel” and in the Hebrew Univ. Author of the monograph of “Communications  Sources in Tajikistan”. From 1975
– worked in Munich, Germany on the “Freedom” radio station, chief editor and director of the Tajik service. Immigrated to the US in 1995. Author of the book “Through thorns to Freedom” (New York, 2012). Assisted in the preparation of the publication “Bukharian Jews. Encyclopedic Reference”.

 DANIELOV, MIKHAIL BORISOVICH (1939, Samarkand). Psychiatrist, psychotherapist.
He graduated from Sam.Med.School  (1963). PhD in Med. (1973), D.Sc.  in Med (1987).  Chief  Psychiatrist  of Sam. region. Author more than 80 articles in Psychiatry and Genetics. Since 1993 in the USA, graduated from NYU and used to work as psychotherapist in
a few NYC Mental Health Clinic more than 20 years. Presently he is working at the Advanced Center for Psychotherapy.

 DATKHAYEV,   YUNO   IZRAILOVICH   (1919,   Bukhara   –
2003, Colorado, USA). Med. Doctor, D. Sc. (1966). Honored Scientist   of  Tajikistan   (1977).  Graduated   from  Taj.  Med. School (1945). Professor (1967), Chairman of the dept. of surgery (1967), dean of the pediatric Dept. at Taj.Med.School. Chief   surgeon   of  the   City   Health  Agency   of  Dushanbe.
President  of the Board  of Cultural  Center  of Bukh.  Jews  “Khoverim”  in Dushanbe.  Author  of 200 scientific  works,  textbooks  and allowances  for higher schools, monographs “Narcosis in Conditions of the High Altitude” (1967),   “Surgical   complications    of   abdominal   tuberculosis”   (1977), “Selected   lectures   on  surgery”   (1977),   “Atypical   acute   appendicitis” (1984). Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1992. He was the President of the Bukh. Jewish community  in the state of Colorado Author of the book “About Bukharian Jews” in the Russian and English languages (1994).
 DAVIDBAYEV, RAKHMIN DAVYDOVICH (1873, Skobelev (Ferghana) – 1930, executed by the Bolsheviks). Merchant- industrialist,   philanthropist,   Teacher.  Received  a  religious  and secular  education.  He  for  the  first  time  organized  the  Jewish printing house in Central Asia, where in 1910-1916 the “Rahamim” newspaper  was  published  in  the  Bukharian-Jewish  lang.  in  the
Hebrew font. Later left Skobelev (Ferghana) for Kokand. A set of his newspaper is stored in a museum in Jerusalem.

 DAVYDOV,  AMNUN  ABRAMOVICH       (1938,  Shahrisabz). Singer and musician, performer of traditional  music, director. He graduated from the School of Music in Termez (1967). Since 1978 in Israel. The director, a former art director of Israel He graduated from the School of Music in Termez (1967). Since 1978 in Israel. The  director,  a  former  director  of  artistic  leaders  of  Israel-Tel
Music and Drama Theatre. Radio announcer “Kol Yisrael” in the language of the
Bukharian Jews.

 DAVYDOV,  AMNUN  SOLOMONOVICH  (1935, Shahrisabz  –
1993, Tel Aviv). Ethnographer,  PhD in Hist. (1970). Graduated in history from the Taj. State Univ (1957). Specialized in the topic of the ethnography of Tajiks and Bukh. Jews. Worked as a Sen. Researcher (1972) in the Institute of History, Archeology and Ethnography at the AS of Tajikistan. Participated in the series of archeological and
ethnographical expeditions. Taught at the Taj. State Univ. Author of 52 scientific works and the books “Material Culture of Tajiks in the Highlands of Zeravshan” (1973), “Ethnography of Bukhаrian Jews” (2007). Repatriated to Israel in 1992.

DAVYDOV,  ANATOLIY  MEEROVICH  (1951,  Tashkent).  Economist,  PhD Econ (1985).  Graduated  from the TashINE  (1973).  In 1975-1991,  served as a manager and director of the Set-economic department at the State Committee on Labor and Social Questions  of Uzbekistan.  Between 1991 and 2000, – deputy director of the research and development association “Uzbekcable”. Immigated to the US in 2000. Works at the Consulting Company as an accountant.

 DAVYDOV, ARIEL BORISOVICH  (1960, Chimkent) Composer, musicologist, Teacher. Graduated from the Tajik State Inst. of Arts (1984) and St. Petersburg Conservatory(1992),  postgraduate study (1994). Member of the Russian Union of Composers (1994), member of Israeli Union of Composers (1997), Israel Prime Minister’s Prize (2003).  The  main  compositions:  symphony  “Concerto  Grosso”
(2003), concert for contrabass with orchestra; trio for flute, saxophone and piano
“Refugees” (1997); “Ragavi 1” for stringed, shock and cymbals (1989); “Ragavi
2” for flute, harp, contrabass (1991); and other orchestral and chamber-instrument compositions. Author of musicological articles. Repatriated to Israel in 1996, and moved to the US in 2005.

 DAVYDOV,   DAVID   BORISOVICH        (1920,   Samarkand   –
2007,  Israel).  Writer,  educator,  artist,  musician.  Veteran  of WW II. Received  state awards. Graduated  in phys-math  from SamSPI (1941). Wrote stories, fables and verses in the Bukharian Jewish and Russian languages. Assembled and processed literature and musical folklore of Bukh. Jews. Repatriated to Israel in 1990. Member of the
Israeli Union of Writers. Compiler of the collection of the Bukh. Jewish proverbs and sayings “Angura huru, bogasha napurs (“Eat your grapes and do not ask about the garden”, 1996)”; also wrote a book of folklore “Zaboni Man – Dusti Man” (“My Language is my Friend”, 2000),and “The Stories about a War” (2006).

 DAVYDOV, DAVID ILYICH  (1944, Tashkent). Economist, PhD in Econ (1984). International master of the sport of checkers (1962). Graduated  in  phys-math  from  the  Nizami  TashkentSPI  (1967). Chief of the division of the Inst. of Econ. Researches at the State Planning Committee of the UzSSR. From 1988 – docent, Chairman of the dept. of economics at the Inst. of Advanced Qualification of
Top Officials at the Council of Ministers of the UzSSR. Coauthor of a textbook for high and technical schools of the food-processing industry (1982). Immigrated to the US in 1994.

 DAVYDOV, EDUARD MEEROVICH (1948, Tashkent). Athlete. Teacher. Public figure. Graduated  from Uz. Inst. Physical culture (1970). He worked as a in a teacher of boarding school. Goalkeeper second team to commands “Pakhtakor”. Played for the youth team of Uzbekistan, which won the cup paradise “Youth”. Deputy. Chairman of Tash. City Sport Committee  (1979-1982).  Beetween
1983-1984 – Head of the Football Dept. at the Sports Committee. Chairman of the Bukharian Jewish cultural center “Simcho” (1992-1995). From 1996-2001 – Chairman of the Jewish cultural center of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Awarded Order  “Doustlik”. Since 2001 in the United States.

 DAVYDOV,    GAVRIEL   YAKUBOVICH    (1934,   Dushanbe). Public figure, businessman, philanthropist. Graduated from law school at CASU (1958). Deputy manager of Tajiktorg (Tajik Trade) trust at the Council of Ministers of Tajikistan. Repatriated to Israel in 1973, living from 1974 in Germany and Austria, from 1976 in the US. Member of the Vaad of the Bukh. Jewish Center in New York
(1993-2004). Awarded the “Friendship” order by Tajikistan (1999).
 DAVYDOV, GRIGORIY SOLOMONOVICH  (1920, Shahrisabz
– 1997, New York). Biologist, PhD in Bio (1952). Graduated in bio. from BukhSPI (1944). Sen. researcher (1959) at the Inst. of Zoology and Parasitology at the AS of Tajikistan. Immigrated to the US in
1992. Co-author of the “Red book of the USSR ” and “Red Book of
Tajikistan”.

 DAVYDOV,  ILYA RAFAELOVICH     (1926, Tashkent  – 1991, Tashkent). Graduated from Tash. Med. School (1947). Doctor, master of the sport (boxing), repeated champion of Uzbekistan and Central Asia. First in Central Asia to win the medal at the championships of the USSR (1944). Twice was a bronze prize-winner in national championships.  He  worked  as  the  medical  director  in Almalyk
(Tashkent region).

 DAVYDOV, ILYA SIONOVICH (1908 – 1973, Tashkent). Economist, PhD in Econ (1960), Honored Economist of the UzSSR (1968). Graduated from the Inpros (1925), Tash. Agr. Inst (1929). From 1961 – docent, specialist on the economy of agriculture. Chief of the division of the Tash. Branch of All-Union Res. Inst. of cotton- growing. Received state awards. Author of   110 scientific works,
and the monograph “Cotton-Growing  of Uzbekistan. Increasing of its efficiency on the basis of complex mechanization” (1962).
 DAVYDOV,  MIKHAIL DAVYDOVICH  (1913, Andijan - 1981, Tashkent). Lyrical tenor. People’s Actor of Uzbekistan (1978). Gradu- ated from the Tash. Conservatory  (1951). Actor of the Y.Sverdlov Uzb. Theater of Music and Drama (1933-1939),  soloist of the A. Navoi  Uz.  State Academic  Theater  of  Opera  and  Ballet  (1939-
1981). Career highlights: Foolish and Shuysky (“Boris Godunov”
by М.Mussorgsky),  Faust (“Faust”  by C.Guneau),  Khidoyatkhon
(“Tricks of Maisara” by S.Yudakov).

DAVYDOV, MORDUHAI DAVYDOVICH (1914, Margilan – 1994, Tashkent). Lyrico-dramatic tenor. Graduated from the Tashk. Conservatory(1945).  Honored Actor of Uzbekistan (1970). Soloist of the А. Navoi Uz. State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1939-1964). Career highlights: Buran (“Buran” М. Ashrafi and S.Vasilenko), Dervish (“Farkhad and Shirin” of V. Uspensky, Sh. Shoumarov and G. Mushel), Jose (“Carmen” by G. Bizet), Radames (“Aida” by G. Verdi) etc. Educator on vocals, docent (1969-1994).

 DAVYDOV,   NATAN   ISSAHAROVICH    (1880,   Tashkent   –
1977, Israel) merchant of the 1st guild. One of the partners of the trading house “Yusuf Davydov”  in Tashkent.  In 1906, founded a stone-coal processing foundry, and plants in the refining of cotton,
production of soap, oil, and textile. Sponsor of a Jewish school. In 1913, organized a large cotton trade in Moscow. In 1921, appealed to V.I. Lenin, who approved the importation  of millions of poods (1 pood - 16 Kg) of grains and rice from Central Asia to Soviet Russia. However, this program was never implemented. Immigrated to Romania in 1921, and subsequently to France. He settled in Paris, practicing business. Repatriated to Israel in 1973.

 DAVYDOV, NISON BENSIONOVICH (1948, Samarkand). Designer, muralist. Philanthropist, patron of the arts. He graduated from the College of Soviet Trade in Ashgabat (1969). Since 1993 in the United States. The owner of the company for the production of tombstones «Nisan and Sons Monuments» in 1994. Sponsor book “Bukharian Jews in the world” in English.

 DAVYDOV, RUBEN RAFAELOVICH   (1916 – 1963, Tashkent). Coach. The first master of the sport of international class of boxing among Bukh. Jews of Central Asia, several times champion of Uzbekistan,  Honored Coach of the Republic (1955), bronze prize winner  of the USSR  Championship  (1945).  Graduated  from  the TashINE (1947) and Mos. Inst. Phys. Cult (1953). Taught in Uzb.
Inst. Physical Culture.

DAVYDOV, SAMUEL (1973,Tashkent) Graduate from Queens College in Biology major (1997), State Univ. at Stony Brook (2001). Doctor-gastroenterologist. Philanthropist.  Worked  at   Long  Island  Jewish  Hospital  (2001-2007).  Private Practice   Gastroenterology  in Forest Hills, Queens (since 2007). Book sponsor: “Bukharian Jews. Memory Book” (2013), “Bukharian Jews in the countries of the World” (2014).

 DAVYDOV,  SASHA  (1961, Tashkent).  Immigrates  to the US in
1977.   Jewelry expert, businessman,  philanthropist,  patron of the arts, owner  of several  pawn  shops.  Provides  material  support  to many Bukharian Jewish synagogues.

 DAVYDOV, YOSEF (YUSUF) DAVYDOVICH (1855, Tashkent
– 1914, Jerusalem). Merchant of the 1st guild, businessman, philanthropist,  public  figure. Opened  with partners  the trading house “Yusuf Davydov”. Exported cotton, wool etc in Moscow. He had in Tashkent  his villa and street named  Davydovskaya, later  renamed  Uzbekistanskaya.   He  was  the  founder  of  the
synagogue  in Quarter  Ukchi in Tashkent.  In 1908, he was elected  the head of the Bukh. Jewish community  in Tashkent. In 1913, moved to the Land of Israel.
 DAVYDOV,  YURIY  ILYICH  (1932,  Tashkent  –  2011,  New York).  Doctor.  Neurologist.  Graduated  from  the  Tash.  Med. School (1956). Chief of the division of the psycho-neuro-clinic (Tashkent). Author of scientific works and research. Immigrated to the US in 1992.

 DAVYDOVA, ASSIA (OSNAT) AMNUNOVNA (1959, Shahrisabz).   Lyrical   soprano.   Repatriated   to   Israel   in   1978. Graduated from thе Rubin Music Academy in Tel Aviv (1984). Career highlights: Dona Anna (“Don Juan” by W.Mozart), Lucia (“Lucia de Lammermour” by G. Donicetti), Leonora (“Masquerade” by K. Nielsen),  young woman  (“Moses  and Aaron”  by А. Schonberg),
Gilda (“Rigoletto”  by G.Verdi) etc. Since 1998, works in the Opera Theater in
Vienna (Austria).

 DAVYDOVА,  BERTA  (BALUR)  DAVYDOVNA  (1920, Margilan  - 2007, Tashkent).  Singer  (lyrical,  soprano),  performer of shashmaqom,  People’s Actress of Uzbekistan  (1962). In 1943, began performing with the chorusof the State Radio Committee of the UzSSR. In 1948, became a soloist in the ethnic instrumental orchestra.  In 1958, became  the leading performer  in the Makom
ensemble at the State Radio-TV Committee of Uz. Famous for her performances of classic shashmaqom,  as well as traditional  Uz. And Taj. Songs (“Munajot”, “Figon”, “Sarahbori Oromijon”, “Samarkand Ushogi”, “Dugoh”, “Bayot-1”, and others) In the later 1980s, taught composition mastery classes at the State Conser- vatory of Uz. and the Tash. Theater Inst. Received state awards.

 DAVYDOVА,     BERTAKHONIM     (BILLUR)     ISAKOVNA (1910, Tashkent - 1990, Tashkent) Mezzo-soprano. Graduated from the Mos. Dramatic Studio of Soloists (1927-1928).  Soloist in the ensemble “Bertakhonimi Haji Umar” (1928-1930), Uzbek State Musical theater and the Y.Sverdlov Tash. State Theater (1929-1939), the А.Navoi Uz. State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1939-
1965). Career highlights: Khodichahola  (“Gulsara” by R.Glier and Т.Sadykov), mother Tana (“Yor-Targyn”  Е.Brusilovsky), Yasuman (“Farkhad and Shirin” by V.Uspensky,  Sh.Shoumarov  and G.Mushel) etc. Performer of traditional Uzbek and Tajik music, including shashmaqom; performed traditional dances.
 DAVYDOVА  KSENIYA BENYAMINOVNА  (1918, Tashkent  -
1992, Tashkent).  Mezzo-soprano,  Honored Actress of Uzbekistan
(1970).  Graduated  from the Uzbek  Studio  at Mos. Conservatory
(1938). Soloist of the А.Navoi Uz. State Academic Theater of Opera
and Ballet (1939-1973). Career highlights: Azucena (“Troubadour”
by G.Verdi), Lyubasha (“Imperial Bride” by N.Rimsky-Korsakoff),
Khodicha-khola   (“Returning”  by  Y.Sabzanov),  countess  and  Polyna  (“Pique Dame” by P.Tchaikovsky), Jura’s mother (“Buran” by М.Ashrafi and S.Vasilenko) etc. Educator on vocals (1974-1975).
ELISHO ben SHMUEL ROGIB (pseudonym ALISHOYI SAMAR-KANDI) (1680, Samarkand - date of death unknown). Writer and translator. Wrote in the Persian-Jewish language. Translated from the Hebrew book “The Prince and the Hermit”, naming it “Shakhzoda  vа Sufi” (“The Prince and the Sufi”), in which prose and poetry are combined.

 ELIZAROV, YUSUF (YOSEFHAI) EFRAIMOVICH (1920, Samarkand – 1974, Tashkent). Artist-portrait painter, Honored Arts Worker of Uzbekistan (1955), PhD in art history (1952). Member of the Union of Artists the USSR. Graduated from the Surikov Mos. Art Academy  (1940).  Produced  over  200  works  – genre-pieces, portraits,  landscapes,  and still life paintings.  Became  famous  for
portraits of leading cultural figures – Aybek, S.Ayni, and the intelligentsia of the Bukh. Jewish community. Docent, professor, headed dept. of drawing at TashSPI (1956), participant of national and int’l exhibits. Double-organized an exhibition of his works in Tashkent and Samarkand. His pictures are displayed at the Tretyakov Gallery, and the museums of Tashkent and Samarkand. A street in Samarkand bears his name.

 ELIZAROV,  YUVDO  SHMAYEVICH   (1932,  Samarkand  –
2010, Israel). Public figure, businessman. Graduated from Tash.Text. Inst (1956). Repatriated to Israel in 1972. Founder and supervisor of the synagogue “Mishkan Israel” in Bat Yam. Does business at a jewelry stock exchange. Vice-president of the World CBJ.

 ELIZAROVA,  NADEZHDA ABRAMOVNA  (1940, Samarkand). Med. Doctor, PhD (1974). Graduated from the 1st Mos. Med.School (1966). Sen. researcher at the All-Russian Cardiological Center of the Academy of Med. Sciences of the USSR. Author of
100 scientific articles,  6 inventions,  12 rationalization  proposals. Supervised 6 Nominations PhD dissertations Immigrated to the US
in 1991. Taught echocardiography at the Institute of Appl. Medical Technology.

 ELIZAROVA, RENA ABRAMOVNA (1933, Samarkand). Philologist-   indologist.   Full-time   graduate   studies  in  Moscow (1964-1967).  PhD  in  filology  (1967).  She  graduated  from  the Oriental Faculty of SAGU (1956). Between 1967-1972 – Associate Professor of the dep’t of Eastern Languages and Literatures at Sam. State Univ., Head of dep’t of Russian and foreign literature at S.Ayni
SamGPI (1972-1982). Author monographs and journalistic works. Member of the
Coordinating  Council for the defense of candidate  and doctoral  dissertations in the foreign Eastern literatures. Immigrated  to the US in 1994. From 1996 worked in the newsp. “Bukharian  Jewish World”, Chief editor (2000-2001). Correspondent  of the “Menorah”  newspaper  (from  2001). Author   of   200 scientific works and the books:  “Novellas of Rashid Jahan” (1982, Moscow), “The Progressive  Writers  of Pakistan”  (1987)  “Voidi  v moy Dom”  (“Come into my Home”) (2005, New York). Member of the Unions of BJ writers of the USA and Israel.

 ELNATANOV, VALERY ILYICH (1944, Dushanbe). Athlete. Honored Coach of Tajikistan  (1976), master of the sport in table tennis (1972), judge of the int’l category (1992), Graduated in phys. culture (athletics) from DushSPI (1968). Coach of the competitive team of Tajikistan in table tennis (1964-1993). Trained the champions of Europe, bronze prize winner of the world championship,  more
than 20 masters of the sport in table tennis. Immigrated to the US in 1993. Lives in the city of Cleveland, Ohio.

ESHEL MENAHEM  (OCHILDI)  (1890, Samarkand  – 1972, Israel). Public figure. Studied at the Talmud Torah school. Was accepted to CASU in 1923. Prior to 1933 – deputy director of the cooperative bank. In the Land of Israel since 1933. With the founding State of Israel he worked in state institutions. Changed his last name from Mavashev  to Eshel. One of the founders of the “Irgun  Olei  Bukhara”.  Published  the  book  “Gallery-Dmuyot  Shel  Raashei Yaadut Bukhara”, where he collected the biographies of leading representatives of the community for the past 200 years.

FARAJEV, BORIS SOLOMONOVICH (HOKHOM PERES) (1877, Derbent, Russia  – 1961,  Tashkent).  Teacher.  Rabbi.  Graduated  from  the  theological seminary in Kaunas, Lithuania. In Kzyl-Orda, organized a religious teaching and Hebrew study course. He was authorized  to decide family conflicts and to grant the certificate of divorce (get). To Jewish women in Central Asia the “izmiget”  - permission  for the woman  to marry,  if her former  husband  did not give the get for a long time. In Namangan,  headed the Jewish section in the city’s education  department.  Author  of the first plays on Bukh.-Jewish. language “The Husband’s Authority”, “The Parents’ Authority” (1921), “The Police Authority”.

FATAKHOV, OVADIA DANIELOVICH (1969, Leninabad (Khudjand). Businessman,  public  figure. Chairman  of the Bukh.-Jewish.  Youth  newspaper “Lev le-Maan Israel”. Repatriated to Israel in 1990. Served in the Israeli Defense Forces. Initiator and founder of the first Bukh.-Jewish. newspaper in Israel (1996). Member of the presidium of “Brit Yotzei Bukhara”.
 FATAKHOV, YEFIM NISANOVICH      (1931, Samarkand). Mining engineer, D.Sc.in Econ (1989), Professor (1990). Graduated in mountain  studies  from  the Mos.  Inst.  of Non-Ferrous  Metals (1954). Sen. Researcher  (1960). Taught in TashPI. and TashINE, supervised  the  Dept.  of natural  resources  at the  Council  on the Study of Productive Powers at the AS of Uzb. Author and coauthor
of 200 scientific papers and 10 monographs:  “Problems  of the Formation  and Developments of the Regional Mining Complex” (1986, Tashkent), “Economical Potential  of the  Economic  Development  of the  Mountains,  Foothills,  Deserts and  Semideserts  of Uzbekistan”  (1982,  Tashkent),  “Problem  of Development of Ferrous Metallurgy of Сеntral Asia” (1971), “Regional Features and Capital Construction  Perspectives in Uzbekistan” (1987). Immigrated to the US in 1994. Author and соаuthor of three chapters in the two-volume book “The History of the Bukhаrian Jews. 1865-2000” under commom edition by R. Pinkhasov (2005, New York), and book “Bukhаrian Jews (essay)” (2011); books: “Engineering and techni-cal  workers - Bukharian  Jews in the construction  industry in the Soviet Union” (2012), “Engineering and technical workers - Bukharian Jews in geology, industry, transport and communications in the Soviet Union” (2013), “Bukharian Jews in three branches of state power of the Soviet Union” (2013), Bukharian Jews in agriculture in Central Asia” (co-authored with Yu.Murdahaev, 2012).

 FATTAKHOV,   MIKHAIL   NERYAYEVICH   (1920,   Kokand
– 2004, Holon). Actor. Honored Actor of Uzbekistan (1988). Graduated from Tash. State Inst. of Theatrical Arts (1940). Worked at the Mukimi Tash. theater, Yangiyul dramatic theater. From 1952 – at the Tash. State Theatrical and Artistic Inst., where he worked more than
30 years. Stage director of the performances: “Wedding in Malinovka” by B.Aleksandrov,  “Five-Rouble  Bride” М.S.Ordubayev,  “Gulsara”  by K.Yashen, “Fuente Ovejuna” by Lope de Vega, “Girl Without Dowry” by А.Ostrovsky, “Mukkana”  by  H.Alimjan,  “Happiness  Flower”  by  S.Mukhtarov,  etc.  In  1989, together  with D.Niyazov,  organized  the experimental  Bukh.-Jewish  theater-studio “Nekkadam” which was opened by the musical comedy of D.Niyazov “Quarrelsome Sivyo”, then put fragments of the drama of D.Niyazov’s “Esther” and the musical comedy of U.Gajibekov “Arshin mal alan.” Repatriated to Israel in 1999.

FATTAKHOVA, MIRYOM SIONOVNA (BAKAYEVA, GULCHEKHRA) (1908, Kokand – 1975, Dushanbe). Actress at the Lakhuti State Academic Drama Theater  (1929-1975).  People’s Actress  of Tajikistan  (1941).  Participant  of the Decade of Literature and Art of Tajikistan in Moscow (1941). Had the main roles in many performances, among them: “Romeo and Juliet”, “Othello”, “Examination”, “Dokhunda”. Awarded by two orders of the Red Banner of Labor, and the order “The Badge of Honor” and medals.
 FAYZAKOV,  YUKHONON  SOLOMONOVICH  (1919, Turkestan – 1993, Turkestan). Teacher. Honored Worker of Public Education   of  Kazakhstan   (1979).   Graduated   in  history   from Chimkent SPI (1939). Organizer and director of the work-training boarding school, director of a number of schools, headed the Kentau city board of education in the Chimkent region. Received state awards.

 FAZYLOV, AVNER NISIMOVICH    (1927, Samarkand – 2008, New York). Teacher, teacher-methodologist, historian, public figure. Graduated from the Historical Dept at SamSPI (1949). Leader of the Bukh.-Jewish community of Samarkand (1978-1992). In 1978-
1992, served as the principal of the School № 26 in Samarkand, achieved Hebrew faculty training of Bukh. Jewish pupils. Author of
the book “Bukh. Jews of Samarkand in Public Education” (2004). Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1992.

 FAZYLOV, MARKIEL ARONOVICH (1954, Samarkand). Technologist,  public figure. Acad. of Int’l Academy  of chess and  checkers  art  (2004).  International  grand  master  in  64- cell checkers (1997). Graduated from the Samark. Coop. Inst (1976). Two-time world champion, fourfold USSR champion, repeatedly Uzbekistan champion. Director of the Sam. Region
Childrens & Youths Sports School on chess and checkers. President of the
Uzbekistan  checkers  federation,  member  of NOC   of Uzbekistan  (1993-
2003).  Editor  (1992-2009)   of  monthly  newspaper   “Shofar”.  Chairman of  the  Jewish    community  of  Samarkand,  (1996-2009).  Member  of  the Gen.  Council  of  the  Euro-Asian  Jewish  Congress  (from  2001).  In  2008 he founded  the  Museum  in Samarkand  in the  former  mansion  of Abram Kalontarov, which presents exhibits and archival documents of the former native-Jewish  museum in Samarkand  (1927-1935)  collected by I.S.Lurye. Since 2010 lives in Israel. Senior coach of the Israel checkers.  Honorary Academician  of  the  International  Academy  of  chess  and  checkers  art. Author of the book “My Favorite Game” (2000). Published three books of essays on the history of Jews in Uzbekistan:  “Years, people, facts” (1993,
1999,  2003).  Co-author  of  the  book  “Famous  merchants  –  Bukharian Jews”  (2013).  The  memb.  of  Ed.  board  of  the  newspaper  “Menorah” (from 2010).

 FUZAYLOV,  ARI  MAKSUMOVICH       (1872,  Samarkand  –
1932, Samarkand). Merchant of the 2nd guild, owner of a Sam. soap-producing     factory (presently the “Hujum” factory), in Kattakurgan – a creamery and cotton processing plant.
 FUZAYLOV,    BENZION    (1926,    Jerusalem).    Businessman, public  figure, philantropist.  In  1946,  organized  the  company “Yaalumei   Paz”,  opening   the  road  for  the  development   of jewelry stock exchanges  in Israel. In 1970, together with other Bukh. Jews, organized the “Brit Yotzei Bukhаra”. It engages in charitable  activities,  assists new repatriates,  and gives stipends
to thousands of students.

 FUZAYLOV, DAVID MOISEYEVICH      (1933, Shahrisabz). Engineer,   PhD  in  Tech.  Sci  (1975).  Administrator.   Graduated from  the  Forestry  Dept.  (1957)  at  Tash.  Agr.  Inst.  Fac-tory manager  of trade equipment,Chief  in 1962-1985  – manager  of the “Stroymontazh”  trust. Received state awards. Author of the monograph “Wood of Uzbekistan” (1983). Immigrated to the US
in 1991. Works as a businessman.

FUZAYLOV, GIORA RAHMINOVICH (1957, Jerusalem). Historian, Teacher. Doctor of Sciences (2002), author of many articles on the history and ethnography of Bukh. Jews, the books “Yahdut Bukhara. Gdolia u-Manhelia” (1993), “Great Rabbis of Syria and Lebanon”, “Мi-Bukhara le-Yerushalayim”  (“From Bukhаra to Jerusalem”) (1995) in Hebrew. Instructs the above-named course in the Bar Ilan Univ. Member of the presidium of “Brit Yotzei Bukhara” and forum “Akademaim” at the World CBJ.

 FUZAYLOV,  MOSHIAKH     MAKSUMOVICH (1867, Samarkand – 1945, Jerusalem). Merchant of the 2nd guild, philantropist. Had cotton-refining plants in Samarkand and Kattakurgan. Organized the trade office “YUMA”. Member of the Municipal council of Samarkand (1915-1921).

 FUZAYLOV, OLEG RAFAILOVICH     (1955, Samarkand). Med.Doctor,   PhD   (1985).   Graduated   from   the   Sam.Med. School   (1978).   Chief   of  the   heart-attack   division   at  the Samark. Regional cardio-dispensary.  Immigrated to the US in
1993. Holds an American М.D. certificate. Works as a doctor in a hospital and medical office in New York. The sponsor of
the edition of the book “ Bukharian Jews. Who is who “ (2011, in Russian and English).

 FUZAYLOV, PINKHAS (1928, Jerusalem). Public figure, businessman.   In  1946   organized   the  firm  “Yaalumei   Paz”, involved  in  the  development  of  the  diamond  stock  exchange in Israel. One of the founders  of the organization  “Brit Yotzei Bukhara”.
 FUZAYLOV,  RAFAEL MIKHAYLOVICH  (1923, Samarkand). Doctor. Participant of WW II. Graduated from Sam/ Medical School (1952). Medical director of the city hospital of Shahrisbz, and out- patient clinic №2 of Samarkand. Received state awards. Author of research works. Immigrated to the USA in 1993.

 FUZAYLOV, YAKOV SOLOMONOVICH (1937, Tashkent). Teacher. Public figure. Graduated in phys-math from TashSPI (1960). From 1970 – principal of a school in Tashkent, between 1980-1991
- vice-president and chief of dept. of the education and psychology at the Tash. Inst. of Improvement  Vocational  Qualification of the Public Education Workers. Author of research works. Repatriated to
Israel in 1991. Works at the mayor’s office in Ramleh.

 FUZAYLOV,  YUNO ARONOVICH         (1932, Tashkent). Geologist, D.Sc. in Geol.-mineralogy (1975) Graduated in geology from CASU (1955). Professor, chairman of the dept. of geophysics (1977-1993) at TashPI. Author of monographs. Under his name, the opening of the series of fields of rare metals and iron in Uzbekistan is connected.  Chief map editor of magnetic anomalies  of Сеntral
Asia (1990). Immigrated to the US in 1993.

 FUZAYLOV, YURIY MIKHAYLOVICH (1929, Samarkand). Biochemist, PhD Med (1957). Graduated from Sam.Med.School (1952).  Docent  (1960).  Headed  the dept. of biochemistry  (1964-
1983) at And. Med.School, headed the clinical div. at the Sam. Sci. Res. Inst. of Tropical Illnesses (1983-1993). Author of 240 scientific papers,   and   the   monograph   “Antimony   of   Biogeo-chemical
Provinces” (1986). Immigrated to the US in 1993. Professor at the Hebrew Univ (Baltimore)  in the course “History  of the Jewish People”. Author of the book “Non Fading Menors of Samarkandian Jews” (2012).

 GALIBOV (KABULOV), ANATOLIY ZUHUROVICH (1934, Tashkent  – 2003,  Moscow).  Director  of a Theater,  screenwriter, cinema  critic,  actor,  and playwright.  People’s Artist  of Uzbekistan (1978). Graduated from the Ostrovsky Tash. State Theatrical and Artistic Inst (1959). Carried out more than 40 theatrical productions, 5 fictional productions, 10 televised shows, and documentary films. Author of 5
plays, plenty of children’s books, screenwriter of 8 cartoon films. One of the founders of the Ensemble “Yalla”. Artistic director and chief editor of the newsreels “Nashtar” and “Zumrasha”. The first secretary of the Board of Uzbekistan Cinematographers Union (1986-1988). Headed the dept. of musical-dramatic theater and the div. of arts at Tash. State Theatrical and Artistic Inst. Docent (1985), professor (1988). From 1968,
member of the Cinematographers Union of the USSR, from 2001 – Russia; member of Uzbekistan and the USSR Writers Unions (1980), member of Uzbekistan and the USSR Union of Theatrical Workers (1956). Republic State prize winner. Was selected as a deputy of the Supreme Council of Karakalpakistan. From 2002 lived in Moscow.

 GALIBOV,  BORIS IZRAILOVICH     (1907, Tashkent  – 1992, Tashkent).  Economist,  Honored Economist  of the UzSSR (1968). Graduated from TashFEI (1951). In 1941 – acting manager of the Uz. offices of the State Bank of the USSR, manager of the State Bank Management in Tashkent. In 1948-1985 – manager of the subdisrict Branch of the State Bank in Tashkent. Received state awards.

 GALIBOV,  GRIGORIY  SOLOMONOVICH  (1930, Tashkent). Med.  Doctor,  PhD  (1970),  public  figure.  Graduated  from  Tash. Med.  School  (1954).  Chief  of the  Urology  Clinics  in Tashkent. Author of 70 scientific works. Repatriated  to Israel in 1973, then lived in Vienna, where in 1974-1988 he worked at a Hospital, in the urological office. Received a doctor’s diploma in Vienna in 1985. Was
the first president of the Bukh. Jew. community in Vienna (1974-1993). Honorary president of the Vienna community. Author of the books  “Vienna Community – History of Bukh. Jews.” (1998, in 2001 – it was translated in German, in 2005 – in Russian. and Hebrew}; “Absorption of Bukh. Jews in Israel” (2005, in Russian and Hebrew).

 GALIBOV,    MISHAEL   DAVIDOVICH    (1912,   Tashkent   –
1944, Romania:  killed in combat). Doctor. Graduated  from Tash. Med.School  (1935). Worked at the dept. of surgery in Tash.Med. School. From the beginning  of WW II served as the head of the Tash. Evacuation Hospital, leading surgery of Divisionary Hospital. Captain of medical services. Received awards for combat.

 GALIBOV RAFAEL MOSHIAKHOVICH  (1885, Land of Israel
- 1952, Israel). Journalist,  translator.  From 1910 to 1916 worked in Kokand.  Was  the  editor  and  correspondent  of the  newspaper “Rahamim”  (1910-1914),  published  in  Skobelev  (Ferghana),  in the Bukh.-Jewish  language  with Hebrew  script. Transla-ted  from Hebrew   into  Bukh.-Jewish   “Sefer  Kavod  Shabbat”   (“Sabbath
Book”). Was a member of the Board of the Bukh. Jewish community of Jerusalem.

 GALIBOV,  RAKHMIN  ABAYEVICH  (1909, Tashkent  – 1978, Dushanbe). Educator, PhD in Ed (1971), Honored Teacher of Tajikistan (1970). Graduated from Inpros (1929), subsequently in chem.-bio. from CASU (1938). Between 1960 and 1978 instructor, docent (1972) at the dept. of education and psychol-ogy at Taj. State Univ.
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 GALIBOV,    YAKOV    ABRAMOVICH    (1930,    Tashkent    –
1976,  Dushanbe).  Baritone.  Honored Artist  of Tajikistan  (1968). Graduated  from Mos. Conservatory(1958).  Soloist at the S. Ayni Tajik  State Academic  Theater  of Opera  and Ballet  (1956-1976). Carreer highlights:  Маzеpа (“Mazepa”  by P. Tchaikovsky),  Yago (“Othello”  G.Verdi),  Boris  Godunov  (“Boris  Godunov”  by  М.
Mussorgsky), Pulat (“Pulat and Gul’ru” by Sh.Saifitdinov), chairman (“Returning”
by Y.Sazanov) etc.

 GALIBOVA, RENA ABRAMOVNA (1915, Kokand – 1995, Boston,  US).  Mezzo-soprano.   People’s  Actress     of  Tajikistan (1939). Soloist at the Taj. State Philharmonic (1937-1938) and the S.Ayni Tajik State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1939-
1980). Actress of the А. Lahuti Tajik Musical Theater (1938-1939). One of the first Tajik opera singers. Career highlights: Konchakоvna
(“Prince Igor” by А.Borodin), Gulizor (“Revolt of Vose” by S.Balasanyan), Nushofarin  (“Kova  the Smith” by S.Balasanian  and Sh.Bobokalonov),  Zukhra (“Takhir  and Zukhra”  by А.Lensky),  Carmen  (“Carmen”  by G.Bizet),  Tatiana (“Yevgeny Onegin” by P.Tchaikovsky) Participant   in the Decades of Tajik Literature and Art in Moscow (1941, 1949, 1957). Went on tour in many countries. Awarded the Orders of Lenin (1941), “Sign of Honor”, among other government awards. Variety performer of songs by Tajik and Uzbek composers; Taj. ethnic songs and songs of Eastern peoples. Immigrated to the US in 1991.

 GAVRIELOV EDUARD (EFRAIM BEN MASHIYAH)  (1958, nbe).  Biochemist.  He graduated  from  the Biology  Depart. ik State Univ. (1981). Organizer  of the first cooperative  in nbe under the auspices of the Communist Party of Tajikistan,
a joint venture for the supply of photo-video equipment with alo-German  firm OVESKON.  In Israel since 1991. Head of Documentary Film Studio. Producer and organizer of concerts r of the rich cultural heritage of electronic photo-video archive ws. Director and initiator of electronic video encyclopedia of online information portal Asia-Israel. (www.asia-israel.com)

 GAVRIELOV, EFRAIM (SHAVKAT) RAKHMINOVICH (1944,  Samarkand).   Composer  (bastakor),   gijak  performer  (a string instrument native to Central Asia), competitions winner among  gijakists.  Member  of  the  Union  of  Theatrical  Workers the  USSR  (1981).  Graduated  from  Tash.  Conservatory,   class of gijak  (1967). Author  of a collection  of plays  and  songs  for
children (1978). Immigrated  to the US in 1995. Musical chief and actor of the theater “Vozrozhdenie” (“Renaissance”).  His main compositions: song, music to
performances “Injoro America Meguyand” (“That’s America for you”, 1997) and “Arijon, natars!” (“Arijon, be not Afraid!” 1998), comedies “Zulaikho” (2002), “Shabi  Toy”  (“The  Wedding  Evening”,  2006).   Author  of play  and  music  to performance “Borukhi kamson” (“Borukh miser”, 2009).

 GAVRIELOV, МАТАТ (MOTIK) NISIMOVICH (1946, Samarkand).  Engineer,  the USSR Master of the Sport in boxing. Graduated from mechanics-techn.   Dept.of the Sam. State Univ (1972), and Tash. Inst. of Physical Culture (1980). Nine-time champion  of Uzbekistan  (1966-1975),  Winner  of the USSR Cup (1968), champion of the All-Union Council of Trade-Unions (1972),
numerous champion of the Central Counsil club “Spartak”, all-Union tournaments. From 1992 – judge of Int’l categories in boxing. Repatriated to Israel in 1990. The chairman of the Trainer’s Council of Israel, coach of the “Maccabi” in Holon.

 GEROV, SEMYON VALTEROVICH        (1958, Tashkent) pharmacist, businessman, philanthropist. Graduated from Tash. Pharm. Inst. in 1981. Deputy manager of the Dist. Milit. Hosp.-340 pharmacy between 1983 and 1989. Immigrated to the US in 1991. Works as a pharmacist.  The sponsor of the edition of the books “Bukharian  Jews.  Encyclopedic  Reference”  (Russian  edition  –
2008, English edition – 2010), “Bukharian Jews. Essay” (in Russian and English,
2010), “Bukharian Jews. Who is who” (2011, in Russian and English).

 GIDEON SA’AR (1966, Tel Aviv). His mother Bruriya Sofiyeva, is a Bukharian  Jew. Israeli politician,  a member  of the Knesset. Graduated from Tel Aviv University with a BA in political science and LLB in laws. He worked as an aide to the Attorney General between 1995 and 1997, and then – to the State Attorney until 1998. He worked as a secretary to the Cabinet of Ministries in 1999 and
again from 2001-2002. From 2003 he became a member of the Knesset on Likud’s list, and was appointed Likud Parliamentary Group Chairman. From 2006 he was reappointed  Coalition Chairman and also became a deputy Knesset speaker. In December 2008 Sa’ar won the Likud primaries giving him second place on the Likud list. From 2009, he was appointed Minister of Education. He is participant on many Conventions of WCBJ.

 GILKAROV,  YURIY MORDUHAYEVICH  (1952, Dushanbe). Businessman,   philanthropist,   public  figure.  From  1973,  lived  in Israel, from 1974 in Austria, where he is the president of the export- import companies “Uritron” and “Vector”. President of the Israeli fund “Tajikistan”. Sponsor of the series of books on the culture of Bukh. Jews. Between 2006–2012 president of the Bukh. Jewish community in Vienna.
 GULKAROV, ILYA MIKHAYLOVICH (1947, Bukhara). Doirist. Honored Artist of Tajikistan (1985). Took production courses at the Taj. State inst. of Arts (1988-1990). Soloist in the Dushanbe-based ensemble “Lola” from 1965 to 1979, and the Taj. State Philharmonic from 1979 to 1990. Immigrated to the US in 1993.

 GULKAROV, ILYA SEMYONOVICH       (1939, Bukhara). Educator, D.Sc. in Phys-Math  (1990), Graduated  in physics from Mos. State Univ (1963). Taught in TashPI and Tash. State Univ. From 1991 – professor. Author of 60 scientific papers, textbooks  in the area of nuclear physics and the monograph “Nuclear Research with Electrons” (1977). Immigrated  to the US in 1992. Taught in
college, Univ. of Arizona. led scientific research. Currently works as a professor at the Univ. of Chicago.

 GULKAROV, IOSIF MOSHEЕVICH (1934, Bukhara). Educator, writer, translator, PhD in Ed (1965). Graduated in English from Tash. State Educational Inst. of Foreign Languages (1956). From 1969 – docent. Worked between 1956 and 1972 at the BukhSPI as the head of the English dept., dean of the foreign lang. Dept. Repatriated to Israel in 1975. The chairman of the World Jewish Federation – Central Asian
division (1983-1990). Supervised the radio department “Kol-Israel”, chief editor of the journals “Umed” (“Hope”) and “Hatkhiya” (“Rebirth”) in the Bukh.-Jewish language. Supervises the Writer’s Union of Bukh. Jews of Israel. Published a “Siddur” for Bukh. Jews. “Etymological Dictionary” in 4 languages: Jewish-Tajik, Russian, English and Hebrew (1998), proverbs collection in 3 languages. Author of 8 books, among them, “Book of Prophets” (1982), “Book of King Solomon “Mishley ”(1983), “Day of the creation of the State of Israel” (1986), “Book of Memoirs and Reminisces”(2004) and others. Awarded by the Certificates of Ministry of Absorption of Israel and the Sokhnut (Jewish Agency).

 GURGOV,  YOSEF  (YUSUF)  (1854  – 1947,  Bukhara).  Singer, performer   of  shashmaqom,   cantor.  Educated   a  large  band  of singers-maqomists  in Bukhara. In 1880-1890 the English company “Gramophone” recorded fragments of shashmaqom from his performance. The records with his voice are stored in the London Ethnographical Museum.

 HAKHAM SHIMUN ben ILYOVU (1843, Bukhara – 1910, Jerusalem).   Rabbi,   Writer,   poet,   translator,   founder   of   the literature  in  the  modern  Bukh.  Jewish  language.  Organized the “Talmid Hokhom” (“Students of the Wise”) school of Torah and Talmud in Bukhara  in 1870. Moved to Jerusalem  in 1890.
One of the organizers of the Shekhunat Bukharim (Bukharian Quarter), and religious  schools  in Jerusalem.  Wrote  more  than  50 original  works,  and translations  from Hebrew  to Bukh.-Jewish  of the Tanakh,  incl. “Hikoyati Yosef”  -“Tale  of  Joseph”  (1902)  “Purim  Nameh”  (“On  Queen  Esther”,
1905), “Musa-Nameh”  by Shokhin, “Likutei Dinim” (brief compilation of laws), and from fictional literature Avraham Mapu’s novel “Ahavat Zion”, which is known to Bukh. Jews as “Amnun va Tomor” “Amnun and Tamar” (1905).  Many  of his poems  were his original  creations,  for example,  the letter of Amnun.

HAKHAM, YITZHAK (1924, Moscow). Diplomat. Since 1936 in Israel. Volunteered for the British Army. Served in Egypt, Iraq, Iran and Italy. In 1948
– In the Israel Defense Forces. 40 years (since 1951) worked in the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs as the first secretary of the embassy in Italy (Rome, 1954-1958 ,
1972-1978 ), in Nigeria (1962-1968 ), the consul in the U.S. ( Los Angeles, 1984-
1986 ) , the head Mission of Israel in Ghana
(1987-1989 ).
HIVI al-BALKHI (ca. 850, Balkh). The first among Central Asian Jews whose works became internationally known. They are preserved in fragments and present polemics on spiritual questions. His polemics inspired the works of famed 10th century sage Saadiah Gaon.

 HIZAK  SHLOMO  (1941,  Jerusalem).  Philanthropist, businessman. Active member of the youth movement at the kibbutz Yad Mordechai. Served in the Israeli army. Continued his studies in Sweden, Finland, and the US. Received his PhD in world religions from the Texas University in Dallas. In 2001, with Shlomit Blank, founded a center for disadvantaged  kids “Bnei Arazim” in Israel.
Founder and president of the Aba Center, created in 204 to study the heritage of
Afghan, Central Asian, and Iranian Jews. Vice-President of “Brit Yotzei Bukhara”.

IBRAGIMOVA, LYUBOV DAVYDOVNA (1954, Samarkand). Business Woman. Ekonomist. Public figure. Philanthropist. She graduated from the Dept. of Economics of Labor TajGU (1977). Since 1981 in the United States. The owner of the jewelry company LEAH David since 1985. Member of World Bukharian Jewish Congress. Pioneered the creation of a women’s organization  «Esther ha Malka» and magazine «Hope».

 IBRAGIMOV, OCHIL URIELOVICH   (1955, Bukhara). Singer, composer of traditional music. Teacher. Graduated from the Tash. Conservatory(1979).  Chief  and  soloist  of  an  ensemble  (1979-
1984) at the Bukharian  Philharmonic.  Immigrated  to the US in
1990. Soloist of the Maqom” ensemble. Performs in the US and
Europe.
 IBRAGIMOV,  RIBI  ABRAMOVICH  (1930,  Tashkent). Musician,  actor,  doirist.  Honored Artist  of Uzbekistan  (1971). Worked  in the  variety  theater  (Tashkent)  and  in the  orchestra of ethnic instruments at the State TV-Radio of Uzbekistan. Repatriated to Israel in 1990.

IBROHIM (AVROHOM) ben ABULKHAYIR  (late 18th century – early 19th century, Bukhara). Writer, poet. Wrote in the Jewish-Tajik language. Author of the poetic tale «Hudoydod»  («Bayti Hudoydodcha»,  1809), comprised of 558 lines (279 bayts), to the fate of a handicrafts-man  – a Bukharian Jew from Bukhara, Hudoydod ben Sayid (Kohen), who was executed for refusing to convert to Islam.

 ILATOV,  ROBERT  VIKTOROVICH  (1971,  Andijan). Engineer. Statesman. Repatriated to Israel in 1984. Graduated from  an  engineering   school.  Town  councilman  in  Netania (1998).  Elected  to  the  Knesset  for  the  Israel  Beiteinu  party (2006, 2009).

 ILYABAYEV, DAVID YADIDIYAYEVICH  (1924, Samarkand –
2008, Israel). Artist of the cinema and a painter. Honored Worker of the Arts of Tajikistan (1967), member of the Boards of the Unions of Artists and Cinematographers  of Tajikistan. Graduated from the Artistic Dept. of the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography (1951). 33 years he dedicated to movie-studio  “Tajikfilm” (1955-
1988). The main artist of the film studio “Tajikfilm”. Issued more than 30 artistic films, including  “Children  of Pamir”(1963),  “Death  of a Usurer”  (1966)  etc. Water colors “Spring in the Mountains”(1971),  “Kishlak Zimchurud,”(1972)  etc. Engaged in the book of graphics (“Dokhunda” and “Bukhara” by S.Ayni, 1974), painted portraits of prominent contemporaries. Received state awards. Repatriated to Israel in 1993. In M.Tolmasov  and G.Mullokandov  Bukharian Jewish Music and Drama Theater he created scenery for three performances: “Yosef Hatzadik”, “Esther and Malka” and “Arshin mal alan”.

 ILYABAYEV, ILYA BENYAMINOVICH (1924, Samarkand). Journalist, writer. Member of the Union of Journalists of the USSR. Disabled  veteran  of WW  II.  Graduated  from  the  Highest  Mos. School of Journalism (1948) and from Philol. Dept. of TajSPI (1952). Executive secretary of the state children’s newspaper “Pioneer of Tajikistan”,  and main editorship  of information  of the Tajik TV.
Received state awards. Repatriated  to Israel in 1992. Member of the Union of Writers of Israel. Author of the collection of stories in the Bukh-Jewish language “Khanda – rohati jon” (“Laugh – is luxury for the soul”, 1998), “Sahifahoi hayot” (“Pages of life”, 2006).
 ILYAYEV ABRAM  HANANYEVICH     (1927, Kokand – 2010, New York). Economist, public figure. Graduated from SamINE (1949). In 1950-1955 – deputy chairman of Kokand City Executive Committee, in 1955-1961 – headed the industrial-transport division of the Kokand City Party Committee, 1961-1966 – director of the plant “Kokandtextilmash”. From 1966 – deputy chairman of the Main Management of Cement
Ind. of Uzbekistan, managed the Manage-ment of Consumer Goods at the Ministry of
Industry of Construction Materials. Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in
1998. Author of the book “Perezhitoye” (“Gone Through”, 2005).

 ILYABAEV, BENYAMIN (1886, Samarkand – 1960, Samarkand). A public figure. In the early years of Soviet power was actively helping the community. In 1921 he saved 20 Jews quarter “East” captured as basmach’s hostage. In 1925, the expansion achieved in the Jewish cemetery in Samarkand.

 ILYAYEV, ISAK MATVEYEVICH    (1922, Namangan – 1996, Israel). Teacher. Honored Teacher of Uzbekistan (1980). Graduated from AndSPI (1944). Director of Children’s Home № 1 of Namangan (1947-1984).  Received the Order of Lenin (1971) and other state awards. Repatriated to Israel in 1990.

ILYAYEVA, STELLA DAVYDOVNA (1965, Kzyl-Orda, Kazakhstan). Doctor, MD (1995). Philanthropist. Graduated from Alma-Ata Med.School (1990). Immigrated  to  the  US,  New  York  in  1991.  Practicing  physician  since  1995. Chief of Endocrinology at Mary Immaculate Hospital  since  2000.  Sponsor   of publishing the books: “Bukharian Jews. (Russian edition – 2008, English edition
– 2010), “Bukharian Jews.” (on Russian and English, 2010).

 ILYAYEVА, ZINAIDA (RIVA) YAKOVLEVNA (1939, Samarkand).     Lyrical-dramatic     soprano,         laureate    of    the Lenin Komsomol Prize (1977). Graduated from the Tash. Conservatory(1964). Soloist at the Sam. Theater of Opera and Ballet (1964-1991). Career highlights: Aida (“Aida” by G.Verdi), Michaela (“Carmen”   by   G.Bizet),   Nedda (“Paliacci”  by R.Leoncavallo),
Dilorom (“Dilorom” by M.Ashrafi), Oikhon (“Tricks of Maisara” by S.Yudakov). Educator in vocals (1964-1975). Immigrated to the US in 1993.

IMRONI, YOSEF (circa 1454, Isfahan – 1530, Kashon). Poet, wrote in the Jewish- Persian language.  He used Torah stories as the source for his poetry. In 1474, wrote the “Fatkh-Noma” (“Book of Conquest”) on the entry of the Israelite tribes into the Promised Land, and “Ganzh-Noma”  (“Book treasures”).  Subsequently wrote 10 additional poems. Continued the tradition of Shokhin Sherozi.
 INOYATOV, ARKADIY (ABRAM) MURDUKHAYEVICH (1940, Bukhara). Journalist and writer. From 1961 to 1991, lived in Moscow. Repatriated  to Israel in 1991. Editor of the Russian- language journal “Shofar” and the city newspaper “Voice of Olamit” in Ramleh, highlighting the life of local Bukh. Jews. Wrote verses and prose in the Russian  language. Author  of the books “Alex”
(2003), “The Shadow of Past Years” (2004), “Tripych” (2004), collectoion of the verses “Life-Mocker” (2004).

 INOYATOV, DAVID (DAVIDCHA) (1863, Bukhara – 1917, Bukhara). Singer, performer of shashmaqom, cantor. His performances were recorded by the English company “Gramophone,” fragments of shashmaqom are stored in the Ethnographical Museum in London.

 INOYATOV, ISAAC MURDUKHAYEVICH (1929, Samarkand). Med.  Doctor,  D.Sc.  (1973),  professor  (1975).  Graduated  from Sam.  Med.School  (1952).  Chief  of  the  proctology  div.  of  the Clinical Hospital № 29 in Moscow. Chief of the dept. of the Inst. of Proctology at the Ministry of Health of Russia, chief proctologist of Moscow. Author  of 120 scientific works,  and the monographs:
“Polyp and  Polyposis of Thick Intestines” (1969), “Cancer of Direct Intestine” (1979). Immigrated to the US in 1994.

 ISAKHAROV,  GENNADIY  MIKHAYLOVICH  (1948, Tashkent).    Engineer.   Businessman.   Administrator.    Graduated Tash. Autoroad Inst. (1972). Since 1973 worked deputy Building Trust Manager, then first deputy, Director-General of Trust “Uzstroytrans”.  Since 1994, in Moscow.  Director  of the Russian company to build oil and gas pipelines. Since 2007, he has headed a
major construction company “KSTG” which was involved in the construction of oil pipeline “Eastern Siberia – Pacific ocean” (ESPO) oil pipeline stretching 4,500 km and a capacity of 80 million tons of oil per year. Awarded the Order “For merits before Fatherland”   III degree (2008). This holding completed mainline Purpe – Samotlor  length 429 km and a capacity of 25 million tons per year. Currently under construction pipeline Zapolyarnoe – Purpe length of 450 km .

 ISAKOV, BEN (BENYAMIN)  RAKHMETOVICH  (1944, Bairam-Ali,     Turkmenistan).     Composer,     producer,     Teacher. People’s Artist  of Turkmenistan  (1994).  Honored  Worker  of the Arts of Turkmenistan (1991), prize winner of Lenin Komsomol of Turkmenistan (1987), member of the Unions of Theatrical Workers (1974) and Cinematographers of the USSR (1991). Graduated from
the Gnesin Mosk. Mus. Edu. Inst (1973), classes of choral conducting, composition and arrangement and highest level directing courses at State Inst. of Theatrical Arts (1986). His main compositions:  ballet “Three Palm Trees” (by М.Lermontov), author’s  performance  “Random  Sadness”  (produced  by the Russian  Dramatic Theater of Ashkhabad), musical drama “Rudolfio” (on V.Rasputin’s story), music to theatrical performances, choral suites; TV-movies-concerts, piano compositions, music to the cartoon films, song, ballad, romances, author solo concert programs: “A Person – Is a road”, “I Bow, I Sing, and I Love”. Documentary films “Shoista Mullojanova” and “Ilyаs’ Bowl” (about Ilyаs Malaev). Immigrated to the US in
1997. Author of the book “A Monologue  in the Road” (2009),  “Peace. Steps. Consonance” (2011), “Melody of Nature” (2013). Immigrated to the US in 1997.

ISAKOV, YAKOV ILYICH (1937, Andijan). Chemist, D.Sc. Chemistry (1980), Laureate  of the State Prize of the USSR (1988). Graduated  in chemistry  from Leningrad State Univ (1959). Worked at the Inst. of Organic Chemistry at AS of the USSR. Author of inventions and patents. Laureate of the Prizes from AS the USSR and AS of East Germany (GDR). In 1971, he published monographs  on organic chemistry in the US. Lives in Moscow.

ISHAI-KORI  BEN BLOR (1762 – 1852, Herat) Rabbi, one of the influential wealthy  residents  of Herat. During  a period of forced conversion  attempts  by Muslim  authorities,  he moved  to Bukhara,  funding  several  yeshivas  there.  In
1837, he moved to Shahrisabz, where he opened a few religious schools, where he taught future rabbis and Talmudists, including mullo Avliyo (Avrohom)-khalfa, mullo Sion-khalfa, mullo Ikhel, and others. He also trained shohets and mohels. In
1851, he returned to Herat, but his son Yakutiel remained as the Jewish community leader in Shahrisabz.

 ISAKHAROV,  ABRAM SHALOMOVICH  (1929, Shahrisabz). Manager. Graduated from the Samark. Inst. of Soviet Trade (1965). Headed the      interregional warehouse of the Kashkadarya region (1953-1970),  director  of the warehouse  in Tajikbakaleya  (1971-
1976),  headed  the  warehouse  of  the  Dushanbe  City  Trade  of
Industrial Goods (1976-1990). Immigrated to the US in 1990.

 ISKHAKBAYEV, AVNER GAVRIELOVICH (1921, Samarkand
– 2002,  Israel).  Journalist,  member  of  the  Journalists  Union  of Uzbekistan. Honored Worker of Culture of Uzbekistan (1970). Participant of WW II. Graduated in Journalism from CASU (1961). At the end of the 1930s published in the newspaper “Uzbekistoni Surkh”    (“Red    Uzbekistan”),    in   1950s    renamed    “Hakikati
Uzbekiston”  (“True  Uzbekistan”).  Translated  from Russian  language  to Tajik, wrote sketches, stories, in time of perestroika  about Bukharian Jews. Received
state awards. One of the organizers and secretary of the Bukh.-Jewish section of the Writers Union of Uzb. Repatriated to Israel in 1993. Worked at the journal “Khatkhiya”, Radiо “REKA”.

 ISKHAKBAYEV,   YUNO  YAKUBOVICH   (1909,  Samarkand
– 1992, Dushanbe).  Dramatic  tenor. Honored Actor of Tajikistan (1946). Actor, producer, art director of the Sam. Bukh.-Jewish. musical-dramatic   theater  (1932-1940).  Soloist  and  producer  of the S.Ayni Tajik State Acad. Theater of Opera and Ballet (1940-
1976). Learned opera singing in the studio of this theater. Career highlights: Canio (“Pagliacci” by R.Leoncavallo), Khoze (“Carmen” by G.Bizet), Khidoyatkhon (“Tricks of Maisara” by S.Yudakov), father Komde (“Komde and Madan” by Z.Shahidi), Bobo (“Revolt of Vose” by S.Balasanyan) etc. Performer of Taj. national songs and classical traditional music, including fragments from shashmaqom.

 ISKHAKBAYEVA,  MEHRI ABRAMOVNA  (1941, Samarkand). Singer, performer of shashmaqom. Honored Actress of Tajikistan (1989). Soloist in the Tajik State Philharmonic  and  the  State  Tele-Radio  of  Tajikistan. Repatriated to Israel in 1993.

 ISKHAKOV, BORIS RAFAELOVICH     (1923, Samarkand). Writer and journalist. Participant of WW II. Graduated from the Taj. Ed. School (1940). From 1945 – member of the Writers Union and Lit. Fund of the USSR. Author of 17 books and historical dramas, including in the Bukh.-Jewish and Tajik languages: “Daleron” (“The Brave”,  1991),  “Zafarmandon”  (“The  Winners”,  1993),  “Moshe
Kalontar” (1999), “Mullo Koton” (2000), “Book of the Memory” in two tomes (2003, 2005) and many others. For 40 years, he was the special correspondent in the State TV-Radio Committee of Tajikistan. Honorary president of the Council of Veterans - Bukh. Jews of the US and Canada. Received state awards and wartime medals. Immigrated to the US in 1993.

 ISKHAKOV, GENNADIY GRIGORYEVICH (1941, Turkestan, Kazakhstan). Concert singer, Teacher. People’s Actor of Lithuania (1989). Graduated from the Tashkent Conservatory(1966).  Soloist of the Kroll’s jazz bands (Moscow, 1974-1976),  “Neman Lights” and “Trimitas”  (1967-1982)  and his own ensemble   “Fox-tango” (from 1993). Repatriated  to Israel in 1990. Since 2005, lives and
works in Warsaw, Poland as the main soloist of the Jewish theater.

ISKHAKOV,  PULAT ISAKOVICH     (1925, Shahrisabz  – 2005, New York). Historian,  PhD  in History  (1972).  Graduated  in Uzb.  language    studies  from
 TashSPI  and  in  absentia  –  the  History  Dept.  at  CASU  (1958). Docent  at  the  history  dept.  of  the  Tash.  Automotive-Road  Inst (1979). Participant of WW II, received military and state awards. Author of  40 scientific works, and sociopolitical papers. Wrote in Russian,  Bukh.-Jewish,  and Uzbek languages.  Immigrated  to the US in 1993. In 1996, published the monograph “About a History of
the Bukharian-Jewish ethnos” (1996).

ISKHAKOV,  SHUMEL  IZRAILOVICH  (1920,  Kokand  – 1974,  Moscow). Engineer, laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1970). Graduated in mechanics from the Central Asian Industrial Inst (1941) and Dzerzhinsky Artillery Academy (1942) and in the same place postgraduate studies. Manager of the group in Design Engineering  Bureau  at the Academy.  Instructor  in Tambov.  Artillery  College. Colonel. Engaged in designing and improvement of artillery weapons. Received state awards.

ISKHAKOV, YAKOV HANANOVICH      (1947, Andijan). Artist-ceramist, designer,  sculptor  of monuments.  Graduated  in applied  art from Mos. Textile Institute (1973). Member of the Artists Union of the USSR (1976-1978), member of the Board of Artists Union of Uzbekistan  (1979-1984),  chairman of the Art Fund  of Andijan  (1983-1986).  Lenin  Komsomol  Prize  (1982).  Participant  of the all-Union  and foreign  exhibitions.  Immigrated  to the US in 1991. Winner in the competitions  for New Jersey Transit (2002, 2007) and Sacramento River (California, 2004).

 ISKHAKOV,  YUNA IZRAILOVICH  (1909,  Tashkent  – 1977, Tashkent). Economist, Public figure, First D.Sc. in Econ. in Central Asia (1949). Honored  Scientist  of Uzbekistan  (1970). Graduated in economics  from  CASU  (1930).  In 1930  created  the  dept.  of social sciences in CASU. Professor (1950), chairman of the dept. of  political  economics  at  Central  Asian  Industrial  Inst  (1944-
1977).  One of the founders  of the scientific school  of social  scientists.  Dealt with economic problems of cotton-growing.  Author of 112 scientic works, and
10 monographs:  “The Problem  of Increased  Productivity  in   Irrigated  Cotton- Growing of Uzbekistan”  (1952, Tashkent),  “Some   Questions of the Econоmic History  of Uzbekistan”  (1971,  Tashkent),  “Cotton-Growing  of Uzbekistan  for
40 Years” (1960, Tashkent), “The economic development  of Uzbekistan  for 40 years”, etc. Received State awards. He was research supervisor of 6 D.Sc. and 26
PhDs.

ISKHAKOV,  YURIY ALBERTOVICH      (1930,  Tashkent)  Athlete,    coach, PhD in Bio (1965), docent (1959). Honored Worker of the Physical Culture of Uzbekistan (1978). Graduated from the Lesgaft Leningrad Inst. Physical Culture
(1954). Between 1954-2003,  in TashGU, docent (1969), for 25 years chairman of the dept. of physical culture and sport. Between 1947 and 1950, champion of Uzb. on diving,  Spartak  Games  champion  of Central Asia  and  Kazakhstan. Coach of the competitive Uzb. team in sports gymnastics. From 1991 to 2003
– President  of the Federation  of the Gymnastics  of Uzb. Has been living in
Tallinn, Estonia since 2004.

 ISKHAKOVA, BARNO (BAHMAL) BERAKHOVNA (1927, Tashkent – 2001, Israel). Singer, lyrical soprano, Teacher. People’s Actress  of Tajikistan  (1966),  Laureate  of the Rudaki  State Prize of Tajikistan (1988). Outstanding performer of shashmaqom (performed more than 100 songs this cycle: “Nasrullohi”, “Talkini Uzzol”, “Husseini”, “Nasri Bayot”, “Ushshoki Kalon”, “Chorgokh”,
“Ushshok” etc.) and songs of Tajik composers. Soloist in the Ensemble of maqomists for Uzb. Radio, and then ensemble maqomists of the State TV-Radiо Committee of TajSSR (from 1964). Went on tour in the cities of the USSR and abroad. Worked in the Taj. State Institute of Arts as the professor. Participant of International performers’ symposiums of classical and national songs (Samarkand,
1978, 1983). Received state awards:  the Order “Labor Red Banner”, etc. Since
1992, lived in Israel. Her creative work dedicated monograph  “Our Barno” by
Aron Shalamaev (2001).

 ISKHAKOVA,   MARINA   ILYINICHNA   (1955,   Tashkent   –
2012,  New  York).  Educator,  journalist,  PhD  (1994)  Graduated from the piano and choral conducting programs at the Tashk. Conservatory(1981), postgraduate study in Moscow. Taught in TashkSPI and other institutes in Uzbekistan. Immigrated to the US in 1991. Teaches  at Lincoln  Center.  Engages  in public-political,
educational,  and  concert-performing  activity,  as  well  as  Journalism.  Founder of the first Radiо program “Shofar” in New York on the life of Bukh. Jews on Russian-American radio.

 ISKHAKOVA,  SVETLANA YUNOVNA  (1937,Tashkent).Med. Doctor. Physical therapist, PhD (1968). Graduated from Tash. Med. School (1960). Senior Researcher  (1970) at the Inst. of Physical Therapy and Balneology. Author of 54 scientific works, including textbook  for  students  of  4th  year  “Physiotherapy   and  Health Resort” (1991). She awarded 5 Diplomas of  All-Union Exhibition
of National Ecomomics Achievements. Between 1972 and 1996 – worked in dep’t of Physical Therapy  at TashMI  as assistant,  since 1994 – Associate  Professor. Since1996, in the United States. Member of the editorial board of «The Bukharian Times» (since 2000). Leading category “Medicine”.
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 SRAILOV,    DAVID        HOJAYEVICH    (1951,    Payshanbe, zbekistan).  Educator-philologist.   Philanthropist.   He  graduated rom the Philology Dept. of Samarkand State University. Worked s senior inspector of the district board of public education city of ayshanbe. Since 1991 in Israel, in 2004 moved to the US. Owner
f line of the restaurants in NYC. Sponsor of book “Bukharian Jews in the world” in English.

ISSAKHAROV,   HAI  ben  HIZKIYA   (1903,   Samarkand   –  1949,  Israel). Statesman. Received a Zionist education, sent to the Land of Israel in 1919, in Tel Aviv, studied in the boarding high school “Herzelia”. Participated in the young movement “Hatzofim”. From 1921 studied engineering in Berlin. Participated in the organization and construction of power plants in Tel Aviv. Between 1941-1945, headed a group of 400 working-Jews,  who were sent by Britain abroad for the construction of government buildings. Actively Participated in Jewish movements. On the eve of Israel’s independence, he was responsible for acquisition of arms and planes. In 1948-1949 – deputy minister of defense of Israel in the government of David Ben-Gurion. Introduced a huge contribution to the development of the Israeli Air Force.

 ISSAKHAROV,  HIZKIYA ben ISAAC (1861, Bukhara – 1912, Israel). Businessman, owner of a trading firm in Samarkand. In the Jewish part of the city, organized a grammar school for trayning of the children of Bukh. Jews, where besides nature, humanities, and foreign languages, also studied Torah and Mishnah. Subsidized and actively participated in the assembly for the construction of the Tel
Aviv Herzlia High School.

 ISSAKHAROV, ILYAHU ben HIZKIYA (ISSAKHAR-KHAN) (1890, Jerusalem – 1978, New York). Businessman, public figure. Headed a trading house and had business relations with Samarkand, Kokand, Berlin, Paris, London, and Buenos Aires. The organizer of two Zionist conferences in Bukhаra (1914) and Kokand (1916), where he was elected as the chairman of the Executive Committee
of the Zionist movement. Promoted the emigration of more than 1000 Jews from Afghanistan  to the Land  of Israel. The king of Afghanistan  awarded  him the honorary title Khan, and he became Issakhar-Khan. The first president of the Bukh. Jewish community of New York, financing acquisition of land and construction of the first center in Forest Hills.

ISSAKHAROV,  NISIM  ben RAFOEL  (1892,  Samarkand  – 1961,  London). Diplomat. In 1919 – consul of the Bukharian Emirate to  Samarkand. Had close business relations with authorities of India and Afghanistan,  which helped him
move to Land of Israel in 1925, and in 1929, to repatriate more than 900      persons from the USSR to Land of Israel through Afghanistan. He was the first Bukh. Jew, who served as a diplomat in a Muslim country. In 1925, he was awarded the Gold Certificate in recognition of his merits by the British India administration.

ISSAKHAROV,   RAFAEL   ben   ISAAC   (1864,   Bukhara   –  1924,   Israel). Merchant of the 1st guild, manufacturer, and businessman, the owner of a trading house in Moscow with a subsidiary in Kokand, as well as the trading house of “Rafael  Isakharov,  Borukhov,  and Vadyaev”  in Kokand  on the sale of cotton. Turn-over  was about 3 million Russian gold rubles. Annually  sent 10% of his income to Jerusalem for the construction of the synagogue of Beit-Knesset and an orphanage. After the October Revolution, his villa and property were confiscated and plundered. In 1924, he immigrated to the Land of Israel.

ISSAKHAROV,  SION ben ISAAC (1871, Samarkand – 1942, Land of Israel). Businessman. In Samarkand, had a silk-weaving factory. With special permission, which was only given to very rich Jews, moved to Moscow. In 1907, was a member of a delegation of Bukh. Jews in St. Petersburg, successfully lobbying to rescind the Decree about deporting Jews, subjects of the     Bukharian Emirate, from the Russian ruled Turkestan  Region. Financed and built a synagogue  in the Bukh. Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem.

 ITSHAK HAIM (1848 – 1896, Bukhara). Rabbi. Received a religious education. In 1866 became a rabbi and headed the community of Bukh. Jews in Bukhara for some 30 years.

 IZRAILOV,  YURIY  IZRAILOVICH       (1928,  Samarkand  –
2013, New York). Economist, PhD in Econ. (1963), docent (1964). Honored Worker of Higher Education of TajSSR (1988). Graduated in econ. from SamINE (1948). Between 1953 and 1992, worked in Taj.Med.School  – dept. of the political economy (1953-1992), chairman of this dept. (1982-1992). Immigrated to the US in 1992.

 JURAYEV, YUVDO (1901 – 1987, Karmana). Administrator. Chairman of the collective farm “Seeds of October” from 1933 to 1946. Awarded by the Central Executive Committee of the UzSSR in 1935.
 KALANDAROV,  EDUARD  NERYAYEVICH  (1941, Stalinabad). Composer, pianist, conductor, keyboard player, Teacher. Honored Artist of Uzbekistan (1988), winner of the all- Union  jazz festivals  (1968,  1975-1978,  1987).  Member  of the Composers  Union  of the USSR  (1973).  Graduated  from Tash. Conservatory(1967).   His  main  compositions:  concert  for  the
piano with an orchestra (1967), single-cycle  opera “Kolobok” (setting at the Uzb. Theater of Opera and Ballet, 1988), music to the performance “Ferrous Woman”(1989),  musical  “And  Again  Nasreddin”  (composer,  performer  of chief roles and three voice parts, 1991); music to the 24 films, songs, processing and arrangement songs and nations of the world melodies. Immigrated to the US in 1994. Member of the Amer. association of composers (ASCAP, 1995), member of the Amer. League of Singers (1996), composed music to the plays: “Khostgori”  (“Courtship”,  1995), “Tashkent – New York” (1996) “Don Juan in Hell” (1998), “One Bedroom Apartment” (1999).

 KALANDAROV,  RAKHMIN  МАТАТOVICH  (1899, Margilan – 1959, Ferghana). Educator, public figure. Received a religious  education  prior  to  the  communist  revolution.  In
1921, graduated from likbez (literacy) courses. Actively promoted  the  establishment  of  Soviet  rule  in  Turkestan.  In
1930-1935,  –  director  of  the  Kokand  Polytechnic  College. In 1935-  1937, - headed  the city board  of education.  He was selected  of a  member  of  the  Central  Executive  Committee  of  Uzbekistan.  Headed the department of national minorities affairs. In 1937, was subjected to repression, then released and exonerated. Under his administration, the newspaper “Ozodi Yahudi”, “Fargonai Surkh” and radiо broadcasting in Ferghana were created.

 KALANTAROV, MIKHAIL ISRAILEVICH (1929, Samarkand - 1991, Tashkent) Doctor. Graduated from SamMI in 1949. Surgeon, military doctor, Lieut. Colonel of the medical service.  Manager  of the medical  service  in the construction of Tashkent (1966-1968), manager of the garrison clinic, chairman  of the military-medical  commission  of Ashkhabad
(1969-1976).  Instructor  at the military div. at SamMI (1974-1976).  Chief doctor of the sports complex  at the Tash. Textile  Integrated  Plant (1982-
1991). Received state awards.

 KALENDAREV, BENSION MIKHAYLOVICH (1908, Kazalinsk  – 1998,  Los Angeles).  Journalist,  writer,  member of  the  Journalists  Union  of  the  USSR.  Honored  Worker  of culture of Uzbekistan (1968). Graduated from Inpros (1926). From  1934,  worked   in  the  newspaper   “Bairoqi   Mihnat”. Editor  of  the  music  div.  of  Taj.  radio  broadcasting  at  the
State  Committee  of Television  and Radio.  Wrote  stories  and sketches  in the language  of the Bukh. Jews. Author the book “Javonii  Usto Sholom” (“Young Years of Master Sholom”, 1940,). Immigrated to the US in 1995.
 KALENDAREV,  LEV YAKOVLEVICH  (1921,  Kokand). Doctor. Graduated from Tash.Med.School (1951). Chief of the infection div. at the hospital in Begovat (now Bekabad, 1951-1959), assistant of professor of the infectious illnesses dept. at Sam. Med. School (1959-1978),  chief of the infections dept. at the Tashk. City Hospital №1 (1978-1987).  Disabled veteran of WW II. Received
awards for wartime service. Author of 50 scientific works and books: “Vadyaev Family Descendants”  (2000), “Unique” (2003), “From Kokand to Petah Tikva” (2007). Repatriated to Israel in 1994.

 KALHOK (BABAYEV), BORUKH (1845, Bukhara – 1891, Samarkand). Singer and expert of shashmaqom. Court singer (hafiz) for  the  Emir  of  Bukhara  Muzzafar  Khan.  Unable  to  withstand ethnic hostility, he was forcefully converted to Islam, and escaped to Samarkand,  where he returned to his faith. For his rare voice and  singing  virtuosity,  the  people  named  him  Kalhok  (Eagle).
Gramophone records and fragmanets of his shashmaqom performace are carefully stored in the London Ethnographic Museum.

 KALONTAROV,  ABRAM ISAKOVICH  (AVROMI KALAM) (1865, Samarkand – 1951, Samarkand), merchant of the 1st guild, cotton merchant, patron of the arts, founder of a family synagogue. Constructed a home that was later transformed into an ethnographical museum. The house had the largest and most decorative reception hall - Mehmonkhona,  which was planned and constructed  as the
type of synagogue with all the necessary attributes.

KALONTAROV, ABRAM    RAFAELOVICH (AVROM ben RAFOEL KALONTAR) (1856, Samarkand – 1919, Samarkand). Public figure, rabbi. Graduated from the highest yeshiva. Official rabbi of the Bukh. Jewish community of Samarkand, between 1902 and 1913, nominated by the Russian government, and authorized to grant certificates of birth, marriage, divorce, living in Samarkand before 1865, etc.  One of the initiators in lobbying the Russian government about opening Russian-Jewish schools.

KALONTAROV  ARON  URIELOVICH   (1950,  Tashkent).  Teacher.  Public figure. He graduated from the Physics and Mathematics Dept. of TashGPI (1976). Deputy Headmaster  of school number 147, Head of Public Education  dep’t at State inspection  (1988).  Chief methodical  Inspector  of the Ministry  of people education. Head  dep’t of monitoring (2001). Since 1993 – member of the Board of the Ministry. Head of the Center for Development of multimedia educational programs. Director multimedia studio.
 KALONTAROV DAVID ABRAMOVICH (1973, Kokand ). Graduated  Electromechanical  College  in Tashkent  (1990).  Since
1990 in Israel. Graduated from technical college in Jerusalem (1992) and received his higher spiritual education in the “Midrash Sephardi “. In 2011 he received a bachelor’s degree from Teachers College. Since 2012 – a doctoral student at Bar-Ilan Univ. on the topic: “
The Central Asian Jews”. In 1997-1999 he worked at the Center for the Study of Judaism in Bukharian quarter of Jerusalem, 1999-2013 – Sacred Calligraphy firm Jerusalem Scribe (15 rewrote the Torah scrolls) . In 2009 initiated the project for collection and processing of materials on the history of Bukharian   Jews, 2009-
2013 – researcher in Ben-Zvi Inst.  He worked in the archives of St. Petersburg and expeditions in Bukhara, Samarkand, Kokand. Deputy Chairman of the Forum “Heritage Bukharian  Jews” at WCBJ. Editor of the translation into Hebrew book R. Pinkhasov “Bukharian  Jews (essays)”. (2011).

 KALONTAROV,  DAVID  MOISEYEVICH;  DAVID  ben MOSHE KALONTAR)  (1848, Samarkand  – 1921, Samarkand). Merchant  of the 1st guild, member  of the Board of the Russian State Bank in Samarkand. Attended the crowning of Tsar Nicholas II. Constructed an orphanage and synagogue in the Jewish Quarter.
Patron of the arts and philanthropist  for the Russian Society of the Red Cross. Awarded 4 imperial medals, “Honorary Citizen of  Samarkand” an award of rank, giving the right to carry an honorary uniform (1912). After his death, the authorities closed the institute of kalontars, which was replaced by Jewish Committees.

 KALONTAROV, DAVID YEFIMOVICH (1925, Samarkand). Doctor, dentist PhD (1956). Graduated from Mos. Stomat. Inst (1949). Participant of WW II, captain of the medical service. Organizer and dean of the stomatotlogy dept. at Tash. Med. School (1955-1961). From 1961 – in Moscow, chief of the stomat. clinic, docent (1961) of the of orthopedic stomatology div. at Mos. Stomat.
Inst. Author of 40 scientific works, 5 monographs,  2 instruction  manuals,  and books: “Our Dynasty”, (1962, 1992), “Story of Moshe Kalontar and Aroni Kandin” (2004), “Memory and Feat” (1st ed. – 2005, 2nd ed. – 2010), “The Decades among the centures and milleniums” (2008), “Central Asian Jews. Community elders and their descendants”  (2012) et al. Received state awards. Repatriated  to Israel in
1993, moved to the US in 1999, between  2006  and 2012– lived in Israel, since
2012, in the US.

KALONTAROV,  EMONUEL  MARKELOVICH  (1932, Samarkand  – 1984, Tashkent). People’s Artist (1979) and Honored Worker of culture (1969) of Uzbekistan,  member of the Board of the Artists Union of the USSR, chairman
 of the section dealing  with theater and film at the Artists Union of  Uzbekistan,  member  of  the  Cinamatographers  Union  of  the USSR. Graduated  from art school at the All-Union  State Inst. of Cinematography  (1959).  Artist-Producer,  chief  artist  at  the  film studio “Uzbekfilm” (1982). In 1968, received the All-Union Film Festival prize for the film “Tashkent – Bread City”, in 1981 – grand
prize at the Int’l festival in Belgrade for the film “Adventures of Ali Baba and the
40 Thieves.” Docent, headed the dept. of theatrical and film directing arts at the Ostrovsky Tash. State Theatrical-Artistic  Inst (1980). Received the Hamza State Prize (1971). Practiced the design of theatrical plays, wrote a series of landscapes, including “Road to Samarkand” (1965), and “Silvery Poplars” (1975).

 KALONTAROV,  HAIM EFRAIMOVICH  (1900, Samarkand –
1985, Samarkand). Writer, manager, printer. One of the organizers of the Bukh.-Jewish section of the Uzb. Comm. Party, and the first Bukh.-Jewish.  newspaper  “Roshnoyi”  (“Lighter”)  in 1925  (from
1930 - “Bairoqi Mihnat”). Suffered in the repression in 1938, and released after 3 years, with the loss of citizenship rights for a few
years. Participant in the introduction of latinization in the alphabet of  the Bukh.- Jewish language (1930). Соauthor of the books “Latinization Among Bukh. Jews on the Reform of Writing”  (1932). Author of the poem “Genealogy  of Moshe Kalontar” (1962) and other literary creations.

 KALONTAROV, IOSIF YAKUBOVICH (1933, Tashkent). Engineer-chemist-technolоgist, publicist, PhD in Tech. Sci (1962), D.Sc.  in Tech.  Sci.  (1972),  professor  (1978).  Honored  Inventor (1983)  and Honored Scientist (1994) of Tajikistan, Corresponding Member  of  the  Int’l  Engineering  Academy  (1992).  Graduated from  the  chem.-technol.  Dept.  at  Leningr.  Textile  Inst  (1956).
Chief of the dept. of fiberforming polymers at the Inst. of Chemistry at the AS of Tajikistan,  professor of the organic chemistry  dept. at the Taj. State Univer. Author of the 6 monographs and more than 100 author’s certificates and invention patents. Researches are in the field of fiberforming polymers modification, organic dyes and textile chemistry. The main monograph: “Stability of Colors in Textile Materials” (1985, Moscow), “Addition to Textile Materials of Biocidal Properties and Resistance to Microorganisms” (1981, Dushanbe), “Property and Methods of Application of Reactive Dyes” (1970, Dushanbe). Member of the Council of the Cultural Center of Bukh. Jews of Dushanbe “Khoverim”. Received state awards, badge of honor “Inventor of the USSR”. Yt was scientific supervisor and advisor of 3 D.Sc. and 23 PhD. Immigrated to the US in 1995. Executive Secretary of the Club “Roshnoyi-Light” (since 1997), Executive Editor of the newspaper “Bridge” and magazine “Solom Aleyhem” (1998-1999). Executive Editor of the magazine
“Nadezhda”  (Hope)  since  2000.  Со-аuthor  of  the  books  “Surnames  of  the Bukhаrian Jews” (2002), “A History and Culture of the Bukharian Jews” (2007). Editor and со-аuthor of “History of Bukhаrian Jews. 1865-2000”, in 2 volumes (2005), editor of the books “Wisdom of Three Nations” (2002), “Bukharian Jews. The Encyclopedic Reference“ (2008 – in Russian, 2010 – in English), “Bukharian Jews (essay)“ (in Russian, and English, 2010), “Bukharian  Jews. Who is who“ (in Russian, and English, 2011), “We have twenty years” (2012) etc. Editor and co-author of the “History of Bukharian Jews. 1865-2000” in two volumes (2005), editor of the book “ The Wisdom of the three nations “(2002), editor, author and co-author of several articles in the Encyclopedic  Reference of Bukharian Jews, published in Russian and English in 2008-2012, etc. Member of the Editorial Board and editor abstracts III conference  on the history and culture of the Bukharian Jews (2000, New York), a member of the Organizing Committee and Chairman of the Editorial Board and the editor abstracts V conference dedicated to the 40th anniversary of Bukharian - Jewish immigration (2012, New York).

 KALONTAROV,  ISKHAK  ARIYEVICH  (1911,  Samarkand  –
1995, New York). Botanist, selector, D.Sc. in Agr (1961). Honored Scientist  of Uzbekistan  (1971).  Graduated  from the CA Institute of Cotton-Growing  (1933). Postgraduated student of academician, N.I.Vavilov.  In  1941-1945  –  Chief  Agronomist  of  Uzbekistan. From 1947 – chairman of the dept. of botany at TashSPI, professor
(1962), chairman of the dept. of basic agriculture at TashSPI. Author of theoretical foundation  to the  creation  of short-duration  crop  forms  of the  cotton  (1968), monographs  and textbooks  on cotton-growing.  Deduced  9 new cotton  grades. Author of 200 scientific works, 20 textbooks and training aids for students. He was scientific supervisor  of 25 PhD and 5 D.Sc.   Received   the state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1990.

 KALONTAROV, LEV IOSIFOVICH       (1960, Dushanbe). Physicist, PhD in Phys-Math (1988), PhD in Phys. (1996). Graduated in Phys. from the Leningrad State. Univ (1983), specialized in molecular physics. Sen. researcher (1990) in the Physics-Technical Inst. at the AS of Tajikistan. Repatriated to Israel in 1993. Chief of a laboratory in the Industrial association (from 1996). Works on laser
physics and physics of polymers.

 KALONTAROV, MARKEL IZRAILOVICH (1908, Samarkand
– 1994, Samarkand). The first artist among Bukh. Jews. Graduated from the art college and the Russian language and literature dept. at SamSPI (1936). In the 1930s, created landscapes and genre scenes. During WW II, graduated from Tashk. Artistic Studio of advanced type. Two works are exhibited at the Tretyakov Gallery, many – in
museums of Central Asian cities, in private collections in the United States, Japan, and Mexico.

 KALONTAROV,  MOISEY  (MOSHE  KALONTAR,  MOSHE ben ILYOVU ABULKHAYIR) (1815, Shahrisabz – 1878, Samarkand). Public figure. Graduated from the religious school of Mullo Yosef in Bukhara, seller, clothes dyer. In 1836, nominated the kalontar (elder) of the Bukh. Jewish community of Samarkand. In
1843, promoted the purchase from the Bukharian emir, state-owned land in the Eastern part of Samarkand, where the Jewish Quarter is based, supervised the construction of the houses, synagogues, classes, and bath. Had the title “Khoja” after his pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Assisted the Russian garrison, besieged in the fortress. Awarded 2 gold medals. In the period of Russian sovereignty, held the position of an aksakal (representative of the local population) at the administration of Samarkand. In 1878, constructed the fence of the Jewish cemetery. Near main entrance to this cemetery a bust of Moshe Kalontar was erected.

KALONTAROV,  PINKHAS (1876 – 1940, Samarkand), son of Yakub Kalam, nephew of Moshe Kalontar, a merchant of the 1-st guild, and a philanthropist. Was engaged in trade of dry-goods and cotton, did business in cities of Turkestan region and in territory of Russia.

 KALONTAROV, RAFAEL MOISEYEVICH (RAFOELI KALONTAR, RAFOEL ben MOSHE KALONTAR) (1839, Samarkand  – 1891, Samarkand).  Public  figure, rabbi. Graduated from  a yeshiva.  In  1878,  elected  as  the  kalontar  of  the  Jewish community of Samarkand.  In 1891, supervised the completion of the Gumbaz synagogue, an architectural marvel of the 19th century.
Taught Torah laws in a rabbinic school.

KALONTAROV  (KANDIN),  YAKOV  (YASHA)  (1907,  Samarkand  – 1981, Israel). Public figure. In 1933 arrived in the Land of Israel. One of the initiators of the creation of “Brit Yotzei Bukhara”, allocation of the stipends to the students of the Bukh-Jewish community in Israel. Due to this idea, “Brit Yotzei Bukhara”, organized the “Avuka” fund. Author of books in the Bukh. Jewish language, “Khakul Taluy Bamazal” (1974), as well as a collection of the stories and articles, (1991, Jerusalem), where he narrated the great exodusof Jews from the USSR, difficulties of absorption, the Bukharian quarter in Jerusalem etc.

KALONTAROV, YAKUB ISAAKOBICH (KALAM) (1868 – 1914, Sa- markand),  merchant  of the 1-st guild, the member  of settlement  committee  of Imperial bank,conducted jqint business with his brother Avrom, from 1910 – was independent  in the Jewish  quarter  of Samarkand.  Owned  a caravan-shed  with
warehouse premises and several tens houses.

 KALONTAROV,  YAKUB  ISKHAKOVICH  (1903, Samarkand
– 1987, Dushanbe).  Linguist, historian, ethnographer,  Teacher. In the 1920s, served as the director of the first Bukh.-Jewish  school in Samarkand.  In 1937, completed  the post-graduate  program  at the Inst. of Language  and Literature  of the Uzbеk branch at the AS of the USSR. An unrelated  arrest interrupted  his dissertation
presentation. Between 1939-1940 – chief of local-Jewish section in Uzbek Res. Inst.of Language and Literature.  From  August 1940, worked as a sen. researcher in the Tajik Sci. Res. Inst. of Schools, later the Institute of Language  and Literature at Taj. Branch of AS of the USSR – chief of Dictionary section, than Academic secretary of the Committee  on Terminology  at the Presidium of the AS of Taj. Between  1942-1944,  served  in the ranks  of the Red Army. Author  of school textbooks,  including  the  first textbook  in the  Bukh.-Jewish  language;  several two-language and terminology dictionaries, and research works on lexicography, history and ethnography of Bukh. Jews.: “Orthographic Dictionary of the Local- Jewish Language” (Tashkent, 1939), “Central Asian Jews” (Moscow, 1963), posthumously  “A Brief Tajik-Russian  Dictionary”  (Dushanbe,  1988), “Wisdom of Three Nations” (part 1 - Dushanbe,  1989, part 2 - New York, 2002). “New Tajik-Russian Dictionary”, and “New Russian-Tajik Dictionary” (2007, 2008, Dushanbe). Received state awards.

 KALONTAROVA, MALIKA (MAZOL) YUSHUVAYEVNA (1950, Samarkand). Dancer. People’s Actress of Tajikistan (1976) and of the USSR (1984), laureate of the A. Rudaki Prize (1974). Graduated from Choreographical School of Igor Moiseyev (Moscow), and the dept’t of   choreography at the Taj. State Inst. of Arts. On the stage since 1964. Worked in the Tajik ensemble “Lola”.
She set dances “Women mountains of Tajikistan” and the wedding. She won the creativity many countries. Filmed in the movies. Starring in the film “Bride and Groom”, “Hurricane in the valley”, etc. Supervisor of the ethnic dance ensemble of the USSR Igor Moiseyev called her an “Eastern wonder”. Made a revolution in the field of eastern ethnic dancing. Immigrated to the US in 1993. In New York founded the dance school “School of Malika”. Successfully  performed in cities around the US.

 KANDIN ARON ben MOSHE (1822, Bukhara – 1909, Jerusalem). Public figure. He invented  fading-resistant  paint for silk. Jewish community of Bukhara, and engaged in charity. Falsely accused in embezzlement  of public funds and sentenced to death, which was replaced by the compulsory acceptance of Islam. He was nominated
treasurer of the emirate. At the age of 64, visited the land of Israel. On returning, he was accepted  by the Russian emperor, Alexander  III, and received Russian citizenship.  In 1888,  he returned  to Eretz  Israel  and returned  to Judaism.  He settled in old Yaffa, where he constructed a synagogue, and houses for the aged and orphans. He headed of the Bukh.-Jewish community and held this position till the end of his life.

 KANDHOROV, BORIS IOSIFOVICH (1945, Samarkand). Financier. Public figure. Graduated from Sam.Inst. National Economy (1966). In 1980-1993  – Sen. merchandise  in the Republican  office “Tadzhtekstiltorg”.  Since 1993 in the United States (Los Angeles), since 2003 in New York. Vice president of the BJCC in New York (since 2011). Vice President WCBJ (since 2011).

 KANDINOV, LEV PINKHASOVICH    (1932, Ferghana – 2007, New York). Journalist. Graduated in philology from the Taj. State University(1955).  Between  1954-1963  – headed  the  department of newspapers “Komsomolets of Tajikistan” and “Communist Tajikistan”, as well as the journal “Tajikistan”. Between 1963-1974 and 1982-1993  – aide, headed the apparatus  of secretariat  at the
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of TajSSR. Between 1974-1982 – chief editor at the film studio “Tajikfilm”. Author of a collection of tales and stories “Memory” and “Given Eternally”. Translated to Russian 36 creative works of known writers of Tajikistan. Member of creative Unions of the USSR: journalists (1959), writers (1965), cinematographers  (1976). Received  state awards, Certificates of Merit. Immigrated to the US in 1993. Editor of the magazine “Nadezhda” (“Hope”).

 KANDINOV, VELIYAM MOISEYEVICH (1938, Tashkent). Sociologist, D.Sc. in Philosophy (1983). Graduated from TashFEI (1960). Chairnan of the philosophy div. at the Tash. State Econоmic University  (1983-1994).  From  1984  –  professor.  Immigrated  to the US in 1994. Author  of more than 100 scientific works,  and series of books and publications in CIS and the US: “Person in the
Administrative  System of the Quality of Labor” (1982), “Russian Immigration: Bukharian Jews in America”, in the Russian and English langs. (1996), “Yaffa” (2001), “Ari Suleymanov: Life of heritage” (2002), “Thorny Road to the American Dream (Psychological etude)” (2007) in the English and Russian languages. Editor of the magazine “Beth Gavriel” (from 2001).

KANDOV,  BORIS EFRAIMOVICH  (1948, Dushanbe).  Public figure. Graduated from the Artistic Jewelry College in Yerevan in the specialization “Artist of Metals.” Immigrated to the US in 1987. A partner in the limousine company “Prime Time Transportation” and the investment firm APIC. Member of the Vaad
 of the Bukh. Jewish Center of New York (1992-2004), founder of the newspaper “Bukh.-Jewish World” (1996-2001). Вetween 1999 and 2002 – president of the Congress of the Bukh. Jews (CBJ) of the USA and Canada. Appointed in 2003 as the acting president of the BJC of the US, and up to 2005 – chairman of the Construction Cоmmittee  on construction  of new building  of the BJC in New
York, which was completed in 2005.  In 2005 – was appointed as the president of the Bukh. Jewish Center of New York and the CBJ of the USA and Canada. In 2nd Convent of CBJ was elected as its presidet (2010), then retired from the position of the President of the BJC in New York.  With A.Yakubov, compiled the books “Defended the Peace” (2005), “From the pages of “Bukh.-Jewish World” newspaper” in two volumes (2008), “Time to live and time to create” (2009).

 KANDOV, DAVID-BORIS HANANIELOVICH (1946, Samarkand). Businessman, philanthropist, public figure. Graduated from  Sam.  State  Univ  (1969).  Repatriated  to Israel  in 1972,  in
1973  moved  to Vienna,  Austria.  In  1979,  created  the  company “Agrotec”, occupying export-import operations with CIS countries. Awarded the Uzbek “Dustlik” order of the 1st degree. President of
the Association  of Jewish Communities  of Uzbekistan,  Chairman of the World Congress of Bukh. Jews, member of Arthur Schneier’s fund (US ). The fund is used for religious activities, and cultural reconciliation.

 KANDOV, ESON (ISAAC) ILYICH (1941, Tashkent). Variety singer, Teacher.  Honored Artist of Uzbekistan  (1974),  winner  of the International festival in Sopot, (Poland, 1973). Graduated from the Tash. Conservatory(1964).  Soloist of the state variety orchestra of Uzbekistan,  music hall and ensembles “Yalla” and “Navo”. In the repertoir – songs of Uzbек and Soviet composers, and songs of
nations of the world. Went on tour throughout the USSR and Europe. Recorded a few disks. Repatriated to Israel in 1991.

 KATANOV,    BORIS    ISAKOVICH    (1928,    Khatyrchinsky area, Sam. Region – 2008, New York). Attorney, legal adviser. Graduated from Tash. Law School (1949). Chairman of the Regional Court of Leninabad (1951-1962). From 1962 – deputy manager of the investigation part at the office of the public Prosecutor of the UzSSR, then for 27 years – Public Prosecutor
in  the  Investigative  Administration   of  the  Tashk.  Regional   Prosecution, manager  of the department  on supervision  for the consideration  of criminal cases in courts. Member of the board of the regional prosecution.  Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1994.
 KATANOV, EDUARD MIKHAYLOVICH (1940, Bukhara). Economist,  PhD  in Economic  (1971),  docent  (1975),  journalist. Graduated   in  geography   from  Tash.  State  University   (1962). Taught in TashPI, Tash. Automobile  Road Inst., Tash. Electronic Communications Inst. Auther of 40 scientific works. The first president of the Cultural Center of Bukh. Jews of Uzbekistan (1990-
1992). Immigrated to the USA in 1993. From 1996 – chief editor of the magazine “Nadezhda” (“Hope”). Author of the books “A Hopeful Person is Strong” (1999), and “Do not Leave Me, Hope” (2006).

KATAYEV, ALBERT YAKUBOVICH     (1946, Dushanbe). Public fi-gure. Graduated from the Sam. Coop. Inst (1971). Supervisor of the series of enterprises in Dushanbe. Immigrated to the USA in 1988, president of the Coalition of Bukh. Jews in New York. Publisher of the newspaper “Jewish Light” (2005-2006).

 KATAYEV, BORIS ABRAMOVICH      (1944, Kattakurgan). Producer. Graduated from the film production program at Taj. State Inst. of Arts (1972). In 1972-1980 – producer of Tajik television, deputy director of the State Philharmonic in Dushanbe. Immigrated to the US in 1990. Producer of the series of television films and performances.  He carried  out the production  of the performance
“Singer of His Excellency” (1999), and the film “Tajikistan in our Hearts” (2001).

 KATAYEV,  BORUKHAY  BENYAMINOVICH  (1911, Kattakurgan – 1965, Kattakurgan). Teacher. Graduated from Inpros (1930) and in geography  from SamSPI,  for more than 20 years, served as a school director, taught geography. Participant of WW II. He was awarded the Order of Lenin and medals. His name appears on the street where he lived, and the home where he lived has a
memorial plaque with a portrait in his honor.

 KATAYEV, ISKHAK MEYEROVICH   (1926, Karmana – 2006, New York). Singer, performer and expert of shashmaqom. Honored Actor  of Uzbekistan  (1979).  Graduated  in history  from SamSPI (1945) and the law school at CASU (1950). Soloist in an ensemble of maqomists for the State TV-Radio of Uzbekistan. There are his phonograph  records. Went on tour in Europe, Asia, and the US.
Immigrated to the US in 1993.

KATAYEV, SIMKHO ISKIYAYEVICH  (1949, Leninabad). Musician, Master chess. Graduated  from the Taj. State Inst. of Arts (1974). Contrabassist  at the symphonic  orchestra.  Participant  of many tournaments  in Tajikistan  and other republics of the USSR . Repeated champion of Tajikistan. Repatriated to Israel in
1993. Participates in international tournaments.
 KATAYEVА, ТАМАRА PINKHASOVNA (1947, Samarkand) Concert singer, prize winner of Lenin Komsomol  (1974). Soloist in the “Gul’shan” ensemble of the Taj. Radio and Television (1969-
1978) and “Maqom” (New York). Performed songs of composers of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, peoples of the East and Bukh.-Jewish national  songs.  Participated  in the  performances  “Singer  of His
Excellency”, “Khostgori” and “One Bedroom Apartment”. Recorded a few CDs. Immigrated to the US in 1990.

 KAYKOV, ABRAM YUNAYEVICH  (1937, Samarkand - 2002, Israel).  Power  Engineer,  public  figure.  Graduated  in  energetics from the Central Asian Polytech. Inst (1960). Engineer-electrician on various enterprises in Tashkent. Repatriated to Israel in 1972. Worked as an engineer in the “Hevrat Hashmal” electric company. From 1976, member of the “Avoda” (Labor) party, was elected as a
member of the Central Committee. Vice-president “Brit Yotzei Bukhara” (“Union of Jews from Bukhara in Israel”, 1972-2002). One of the founders of the Bukh.- Jewish Musical-Dramatic Theater in Israel. Stood by the sources of the creation of the newspaper “Bukharskaya Gazeta”, was the first chairman of the social council and a member of the editorial council of this newspaper.

 KAYKOV, GRIGORIY MIKHAYLOVICH (1955, Tashkent). Artist  -designer, portrait studio photographer. Graduated from an Art Technical College. Operated a photo laboratory in a facility. In 1977 assistant  camera operator at “Uzbekfilm”. Immigrated to the USA in 1991. In 1991 founded and created a Studio “Kaykov Media”.  In  1994  became  a  director  and  a  camera  operator  on
Queens Public TV for Bukharian Jewish community. Author of many films and videos. Promotes arts and culture of the Bukharian Jews of America on TV.

 KAYKOV, HISKIYAH ABAYEVICH  (1903, Samarkand – 1966, Samarkand).  Religious figure. Studied with the emissary of Rebbe Yosef-Itzhak Schneerson of Jerusalem - rabbi Shlomo-Levy Eliezerov. Spiritual  instructor  and chief  rabbi  of the Samarkand  community, Gumbaz  synagogue.  Trained  and educated  a whole  generation  of rabbis. For his active religious activity, he was put on trial three times:
in 1933, 1938, 1951. Was equally close to all Jewish groups: Mountain Jews, Iranian, Polish, and Russian Jews, who lived in Samarkand.

 KAYKOV,   ROMAN   GRIGORYEVICH   (1978  ,  Tashkent). Since 1991 in the United States. He graduated from NYU and St. Johns Univ. Director of photography. Public figure. As a student, participated  as a cameraman  in American  feature  films “Funny
Valentine”, “Teddy bear – blue eyes”,   “School of law.” Together with director- producer – screenwriter and author, People’s Artist of Turkmenistan Ben Isakov were created  films “Ilyas  Bowl”,  “Shoista  – scene,  song,  applause,  life.” Co- created more than 40 documentaries. With director Boris Kataev released movies “Tajikistan in our hearts” and “Congress unites us”. Since 2013, President of the Foundation “Tashkent”.

 KAYKOV, URIEL (PULAT) NERIYAYEVICH  (1939, Tashkent). Engineer, businessman. Graduated from Tash. Agr. Inst (1962), in absentia – Leningr. Wood-Tech. Academy (1965). In 1963-1973 – chief engineer, director of the series of large furniture production association  in Uzbekistan.  In 1976-1987  – manager  of the State Forest Inspection  of Central Asia and Transcaucasia  of the State
Logistics  Committee  of the USSR,  in 1987-1992  – deputy  minister  of timber and Wood-related industries of the UzSSR, in 1993-1998 – director of Russian- American businesses and a series of the companies in Moscow. Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1998. The sponsor of edition of books: “Bukharian Jews (essay)” (in Russian and English, 2010) , “Bukharian Jews.  Who is who” (in Russian and English, 2011). His life and work is devoted the book “Trials contrary” by A.Yakubov (2012).

 KAYLAKOV, ALEKSEY MALKIELOVICH  (1939, Bukhara). Med. Doctor, PhD (1984). Honored Doctor of Uzbekistan (1998). Graduated from Sam.Med.School (1962). Chief of the depart. of the Bukh. regional endocrinology  clinic, associate professor (docent), Chairman of the hospital therapy depart. at Bukhara Med. School. (1993-1997). Author of 68 scientific works, and the   monograph
“Non-sugar  Diabetes”  (1995). Author of aphorisms  and sci.-popular  papers on medicine.  Immigrated  to the US in 2001. Member  of Editorial  Council of the magazine “Hope”. Assisted in the preparation of the publication “Bukharian Jews. Encyclopedic Reference” (2008).

 KAYLAKOV, DAVID YAKOVLEVICH (1870, Bukhara – 1942, Siberia). Educator, translator, first teacher of the Russian language among Bukh. Jews. Studied at courses taken in St. Petersburg. Organized  a school  in  Bukhаra,  where  he  taught  Bukh.  Jewish children  along  with  Jewish  grammar  and  the  Russian  language. Author of the first brief trilingual dictionary: Bukh.-Jewish. - Hebrew-
Russian published in 1907 in Jerusalem. Translator of the “Comedy of Errors” and “Romeo  and Juliet” by W. Shakespeare  (1903).  In 1937, was accused  of zionist activities, subjected to repression, and died in 1942 in the GULAG camps. In 1959, his reputation was exonerated. One of the streets in Bukhara carries his name.

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 KAZIYEV, MIKHAIL ZAVULUNOVICH (1907, Chinaz – 1974, Tashkent).  Agrochemist.  D.Sc.  in Agr  (1972),  professor  (1973). Graduated from Tash. Agricultural Inst (1933). Between 1933 and
1972: instructor, docent, professor, chairman of the agrоchemistry dept. at Tash. Agr. Inst. Supervised 4 D.Sc. and 40 PhD. The author of 100 scientific papers, and 4 monographs:  “Nitrogen in Life of
The Cotton Plants Crop Rotation”  (1960), “Potassium  and Life of the Plants” (1969), “Dose and Correlation  of Nitrogen, Phosphoric,  Potash Fertilisers,  and Microelements  Under Cotton Plant – of Crop Rotation”  (1971). Developed  an outline of the introduction of nitrogen-phosphorus  fertilizers under cotton.

 KAZIYEV,  SEMYON  MOSHAKHOVICH  (1935,  Tashkent). Soil scientist, PhD Agr (1970). Graduated from Tash. Agr. Inst (1959). From 1960, in the Inst. of the Microbiology at the AS of the UzSSR (from 1970 – Sen. researcher,  from 1975 – headed the laboratory). Immigrated to the US in 1992.

 AZIYEV, STEVEN (VYACHESLAV)  DAVYDOVICH  (1969, shkent).  Financier,  businessman,  philanthropist,  patron  of  the s. Immigrated to the US in 1978. Graduated from Ezra Academy shiva, graduated in economics and history from Queens College. orked at the Cosmopolitan Mortgage Co., in the “Empire Bank of mеrica” and “Country Wide Home Bank”. In  1996, created the Corp,” and heads it. Sponsor of the books “A History and Culture Jews” (2007), “Bukharian Jews. Encyclopedic Reference”(2008).

 KHAIMCHAYEV,  YAKOV SAMUILOVICH  (1930, Samarkand
– 1986, Moscow). Doctor. Urologist, PhD (1968). Graduated from the 1st Mos.  Med.School  (1952).  Chief  the urology  div.  of the Moscow city hospital # 1 (1961-1986).
KHAIMOV, ARI KHAIMOVICH (1904, Shahrisabz – 1984, Shahrisabz). Public figure. Graduated  from the Central Asian  Communist  Univ  (1922).  Chairman of a collective farm; chairman of the city executive committee; chairman of the Regional Consumers Union. Was expelled from the Communist Party, subjected to repression,  subsequently  exonerated  of wrongdoing.  President of the Bukh.- Jewish community of Shahrisabz (1964-1984). Received the Order of Lenin and Order of the October Revolution. One of the streets in the city of Shahrisabz is named after him.

KHAIMOV,  GABRIEL  NERYAYEVICH  (1937, Andijan  – 1991, Andijan). Med. Doctor, biologist, D.Sc. (1974). Graduated from And. Med.School (1960). Professor, chairman of the dept. of biology at And.Med.School (1978). Member of
the board of the all-Union Society of Anatomists, Histologists, and Embryologists.

 KHAIMOV,  EFRAIM  DAVIDOVICH      (1905,  Samarkand  –
1982, Moscow). Administrator. Employee of the Revolutionary Committee  of Bukhаra,  conducted  a land-water  reform program. Member of the board of the collective farm “Mihnat”. In 1937, was subjected to repression, in 1940 was released. Participant of WW II, Received state awards. Between 1945-1950 – the representative
of  Ministry  of  tank  industry  in  Central    Asia.  Between  1950-1955  –  in  the system of producers’ cooperation  “Uzpromsovet”.  Moved to Moscow in 1955. Representative  of Uzbekistan at the All-Union Exhibition of National Economy Achivements. From 1970 headed the Bukh. Jewish community of Moscow.

KHAIMOV, HILLEL MENAHEMOVICH (pseudonym HILELI BUKHОRI) (1967, Bukhara). Rabbi. Public figure, writer. Repatriated to Israel in 1977. Graduated from the “Shaarei Zion” yeshiva (1992). Serves as a rabbi in Ramleh. In 1993 organized the “Olami” party with Amnon Cohen. In 1992-2002 published a series of books: “Ateret Menahem”, “Kevod Shabbat”, “Sidur”, “Siduri Mukammal”, “Khagodo Shel Pesah”, “Tehilim”. Wrote verses under the alias of Hileli Bukhоri. Between 1992-1994, served as the chief editor of the magazine “Mash’al”.  From  1997  – editor  of the Bukh.-Jewish  section  of the magazine “Alanga” (“Flame”). In 1993-2001 – chief editor and the director of the newspaper “Haftanoma”  (“Weekly Magazine”).  In 1996-2000  – the director of one of the “Shaarei  Zion”  yeshivas.  Between  1999-2001  – the chief  of the organization “Bekhorei Israel” in Tel Aviv. Serves as the chief secretary to the rabbinate of the Bukh.-Jewish communities.

 KHAIMOV,     SAADI    YAKUBOVICH     (1957,    Leninabad). Singer, performer of traditional music and songs of eastern peoples. Teacher. Graduated from Taj. State Inst. of Arts (1979). Repatriated to Israel in 1993. Teaches at the Bar Ilan Univ.
 KHAIMOV,  YAKUB  HAIMOVICH      (1909,  Kokand  – 1998, Tashkent).  Writer,  journalist.  Honored  Worker  of the Culture  of the UzSSR  (1972).  Member  of the Writers  Union of the USSR. Graduated from Inpros (1925). Wrote in the Russian, Uzbek, and Bukh.-Jewish languages. His play “Najot” (“Deliverance”) was performed  in Uzbekistan  in the  1930s.  Published  more  than  20
books – plays, novels, stories, including “Hayot va Mamot” (“Life and Death”,
1965),  “Levichа  –  Hofizi  Buzurg”  (“Levichа  –  The  Great  Singer”,  1975), “Badarga” (“Exile”), “Durdona” (“Pearls”, 1976), “Sadokat” (“Fidelity”,  1982) etc. For many years worked in the newspaper “Bairoqi Mihnat”.
 KHAIMOVA  MIKHAL (MIKHALI  KARKIGI)  (1888, Kerki
- 1987, Tashkent) Sozanda (court singer). Singer, performed in ethnic music. Court singer for Eshon Oyim Khalilhon, the mother of the emir of Bukhara, Alim Khan.
 KHAKHAMOV,   YAKOV   HАYEVICH        (1941,  Tashkent). Bass, winner vocalists’ competition. Graduated from Tash. Conservatory(1968).  Soloist at the A. Navoi Uz. State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1968-1991). Career highlights: Miller (“Mermaid” by А. Dargomyzhsky), Great Inquisitor (“Don Carlos” by G.Verdi),  Don Bartolo  and Don Basilio  (“Barber  of Seville”
by G.Rossini), Mingboshi (“Buran” by М.Ashrafi and S.Vasilenko),  Khaidarota
(“Oy-Jamol” by R. Khamrayev), etc. Immigrated to the US in 1991.

 KHAKHAMOV,  YAKUB RAFAELOVICH  (pseudonym RAHIB)  (1905,  Bukhara  – 1982,  Tashkent).  Educator,  linguist, PhD Ed (1953).  Graduated  in history  from Kokand  SPI (1938). Senior instructor, docent (1955) of the Taj. language dept. at TajSPI (1940-1979). Author of 45 scientific works, and series of textbooks and teaching manuals, including  on the grammar of the Taj. and
Bukh.-Jewish languages. Wrote poems in the Bukh. Jewish language.

 KHANIMOV,  ILYAVU ILAZAROVICH  (1906 - 1969, Samar- kand). Administrator,  public  figure. Graduated  from the Highest Party School (1938). The first secretary in the regional committee of the  party  of Jambai,  Samarkand  (1939-1941),  Narpai  (1941-
1944) and Bulungur (1948-1952) areas of the Samarkand Region, Siab area of Samarkand  (1944-1948).  Director  of the Sam. City Food Trade, macaroni factory, chairman of the collective farm of
Gallya-Aral area of the Samarkand region (up to 1939). Deputy of the Regional Council. Promoted expansion and improvement of the area of the Bukh.-Jewish cemetery of Samarkand. Initiator and organizer of the Bukh.-Jewish club in the Eastern Quarter. A street in Samarkand carries his name.The founder of the Kh. Alimdzhanov’s Theater and the Theater for Young Spectators.

 KHANIMOVA-LEVITINA, SVETLANA BORISOVNA (1950, Samarkand). Public figure, business-woman.  Repatriated to Israel in
1972, moved to the US in 1974. Graduated from the Tel Aviv Univ (1973), Touro College in New York (1977), C.W. Post University  in Long Island (1985). President of “World Women Immigrants.  Inc.” and “Arlann Enterprise”, manager of the “Maqom” ensemble, director of the Bukh.-Jewish theater “Renaissance”(from 2010). Deputy Chief
Editor of the magazine “Hope” (2013). Engages in philanthropic activities.

KHOJAINOV, IOSEF TALMUDI ha-COHEN (1848, Bukhara – 1924, Jerusalem). Rabbi. Received a religious education in Bukhara. Moved to Samarkand
 in 1882,  became  the  chief  spiritual  by the  instructor  of “native Jews” of Samarkand, opened the yeshiva “Ben Kurat Yosef”in his house. The yeshiva graduates received the “rishut” diploma. Many of them became well-known  rabbis. Provided material assistance in the creation of the Bukh.-Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem. Moved to Jerusalem in 1922.

KHOJAYI BUKHОRI (exact name, date of birth and death remain unknown). Lived and worked in CA during the 16th-17th  centuries. Author of the poems “Daniel-Nama” (“Book of Daniel”, 1606) which was popular. The work consisted of 2175 couplets. A defective copy made in the beginning 19th century reached the modern generations. The poem is considered to be the most successful of all the Jewish-Persian poetry products devoted to the prophet Daniel.

 KHUDAYDATOV, ILYA SIONOVICH (1936, Samarkand). Doctor,   PhD  Med  (1967),   academician   Russian  Academy   of Medical-Technical  Sciences. (1996) Graduated from the 1st Mos. Medical School (1961). Sen. researcher (1970), at the Inst. of Traumatology   and  Orthopedics   (Moscow,   1964-1991).   Author about  200 scientific works.  Expert  at the State Duma  of Russia
(1996-1999). Immigrated to the US in 2001.

 KHUDAYDATOV,   RAFAEL  NIYAZOVICH   (1898,  Bukhara
– 1988, Jerusalem) Public figure. Has received religious formation(education). Since 1930 years was connected to movement of the Lyubavich’s Chassid. The chairman of the Jewish collective farm in the Samarkand region (1932-1935). In 1937 was exposed to repressive action. The director of a wine-vodka  factory (1939-
1943). In 1942-1945  helped a plenty of the evacuated  Jews. Has organized  in Samarkand underground religious school. With 1991 in Israel. Co-organizer the yeshiva in Israel.

 KHUDAYDATOV, SION NIYAZOVICH (1911, Kokand - 1984, Moscow). Teacher. Received an education in architecture. Veteran of WW II. Received  state awards. Moved to Moscow in 1929. Director of a series of enterprises and pavilions of Uzbekistan at the All-Union Exhib. Achievements of the National Econ.
 KIMYAGAROV,  АМNUN MOSHEYEVICH  (1943, Samarkand). Engineer-technolоgist.  PhD in Tech. Sci (1973). Graduated in engineering-technolоgy  from the Sam. Coop. Inst (1966). Docent (1981) chairman of the dept. (1982) of equipment of public catering enterprises  at this Inst. Author of 125 scientific articles, teaching
development,  inventions  and  the  monograph  “Technical  Thermodynamics  of Active Installation on Production” (1990). Inventor of the USSR (1987). Published the book “Kitchen and the Way of Life of Bukh. Jews.” (2001), “Classical and cooking traditions of Bukharian Jews” (2010, in English), “Anglo-Russian- Bukharian  Jewish Dictionary”  (2010). Co-author  of “Banner Tide merchants  - Bukharian Jews” (2013) and “Journey to the Past and Present” (2011). One of the organizers and members of the editorial board of Bukharian Jewish newspaper “Shofar” in Samarkand. Since 1993 in the United States. President of the American branch of the International Academy for Technology Development (2006).

 KIMYAGAROV, BENSION ARIYEVICH (BORIS ALEXEYEVICH)  (1920,  Samarkand  – 1979,  Dushanbe).  Film director, screenwriter. Honored Worker of the Arts (1957) and People’s Artist (1960) of TajSSR. Graduated from the Kokand Pedagog.   Technical   School   (1937)   and  Director’s   Dept.  at the  All-Union   State   Inst.   of  Cinematography   (1939-1944).
Created 13 artistic films. Among them: “Fate of a Poet” (1959), Masterpieces on the basis  of “Shah-nama”  by А. Firdousi:  “Legend  of Rustam”  (1970), “Rustam and Sukhrob” (1971), “Legend of Siyavush” (1976). Member of the Cinematographers  Union of the USSR (1957-1979). The first secretary of the Board of the Cinematographers  Union of Tajikistan  (1962-1979).  Owner of the bronze medal and Certificate of Honor of the Intern. Film Festival (Venice,
1946), “Gold Eagle” of The Second International  Film Festival of Asia and Africa.  Laureate  of the Rudaki  State Prize of TajSSR  (1972)  and the State Prize of the USSR (1952). Received the order of “The Red Banner of Labour”, three orders  “Sign  of Honor”  et al. State awards.  The House  of Cinema  in Dushanbe bears his name.

 KIMYAGAROV, MORDEKHAY МЕYЕROVICH (1954, Dushanbe).  Historian,  educator,  public  figure,  actor.  Graduated in history from DushSPI (1990). Repatriated to Israel in 1993. Organizer  and director  of the Bukh.  Jewish  History  Museum  in Israel. Founded the folk  music group “May” (karnaists, surnaists, and doirists, etc).

 KIMYAGAROV,  ZALMON  ABAYEVICH  (1922,  Samarkand
–  1978,  Samarkand).  Teacher.  Graduated  in  mathematics  from TajSPI (1942). Participant of WW II, recei ved awards for wartime service. From 1951, during 27 years was director of school № 26 in Samarkand. Leader of the local Bukh.-Jewish  community. On the school building, there is a memorial panel with his portrait.
 KOLDANOV,   NATANIEL  ABAYEVICH   (1898,  Samarkand
– 1979, Samarkand). Mathematician. Teacher-methodologist. Graduated in phys.-math from SamSPI (1939). Taught in the schools of Samarkand. Director of the evening school for young workers. Author of research works on teaching mathematics  in schools.

 KOPTIEV, ILYA GAVRIELOVICH (1955, Dushanbe). Businessman, philanthropist, patron of the arts. Repatriated to Israel in 1973; moved to Vienna, Austria in 1974; and from 1981 – in the US. Graduated  from the Austrian Jewelry Academy.  President of “Gabriel Refining” Co. (from 1979). From 1997 – president of the Bukh.-Jewish synagogue “Beth Gavriel” in New York.

 KUINOVA (KOENOVA) FATIMA NISANOVNA (1926, Samarkand).  Singer,  performer  of  folk  music.  Honored  Actress of Tajikistan  (1948),  winner  of a competition  in the US (1992). Graduated from Taj. Musical College (1958). From 1943 – in the ensemble of the Taj. Radio Committee,  and then – soloist in the ensemble of rubabists. Immigrated to the US in 1981. From 1982
acted with the “Shashmaqom” ensemble in various US states.

 KULANGIYEV,  MARKIEL  GAVRILOVICH  (1917, Samarkand). Engineer-Irrigator.  Honored Engineer-Irrigator  of the UzSSR (1983). Graduated from Sam. Irrigational Technical School (1933) and Tash. Inst. of Mechanization and Irrigation of Agr. (1941). Participated and supervised the construction of many channels and reservoirs in Uzbekistan, Kirghizstan, and Karakalpakistan.  Chief
specialist  of the  Engineering  Design  Inst.  “Uzgiprovodkhoz”,  member  of the Scientific Council of the State Planning Commitee of the USSR. Participated in a series of international conferences. His labor is included in the 4-volume “History of the Development  of Irrigation  of Uzbekistan”,  and his name appears in the Uzbek Soviet Encyclopedia. Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1992.

 KURAEV,  YUNATAN  IOSIFKHAIMOVICH  (KORGAR) (1908, Tashkent – 1985, Tashkent). Journalist, poet, member of the Writers Union of the USSR. Honored Worker of Culture of the UzSSR (1973). Studied at the “Pravda” All-Union Inst. of Journalism. From
1932 – headed a mass sector newspaper,  in 1934-1936  – deputy manager of the printing-houses of the newspaper “Bairoqi Mihnat”,
Executive secretary and headed the production department, deputy editor. From
1938 – editor of the magazine “Adabiyoti Soveti”. Participant of WW II. From
1946 – executive editor of Tajik. music broadcasting, cooperated with editing the
military newspaper “Frunzevets”. From 1949 to 1958 – in the political department of the Turkestan Military District, in the newspaper “Uzbеkistoni Surkh”. Author of 20 verses books in the Bukh.-Jewish  language:  “Fruits of October”  (1931), “Banner  of Victory”  (1937),  “Happy  Life”  (1938),  poems  “10 Years”  (1934), “Khujum” (1937), “Repentance” (1937), “Voice from the Tomb” (1937), “Attack” (1937), “Deputy” (1937). In 1978, published in the Uzbек language, the collection of the verses “Ozod Vatanim Bor” (“I Sing Glory to the Homeland”) et al. From
1977 – in Iranian editing of the broadcasting  to foreign countries  of the State Cоmmittee on the TV and Radio of Uzbekistan. Received state awards. About him dedicated the book “Shot down on takeoff” by G.Kuraev (2008).

 KURAEVА,   ZINAIDA  MIKHAYLOVNA   (1910,  Kokand  –
1947, Kokand). Graduated from Teacher’s Inst. in Bukhara (1939). Worked in sewing at the Knitting Factory in the city of Bukhara. The first Bukh. Jew elected as a member of the Supreme Council of the USSR at the 1st convocation (1936-1946). Secretary of the district party committee of one of the areas of the Bukhara region.

KUSAYEV,  IOSIF  GAVRIELOVICH      (1953,  Kerki).  Economist.  D.Sc.  in Econ (1989). Graduated in mathematics from the Sam. State Univ (1975). Sen. researcher at the Inst. of Econоmics of the USSR (1989-1990). Immigrated to the US in 1999.

 LEVAEV (LEVIEV), LEV AVNEROVICH (1956, Tashkent). Prominent businessman, philanthropist, patron of the arts. Was repatriated to Israel in 1972. After his service in Army of a Defense of Israel  (1973-77)  has opened  diamond  grinding  workshop.  To middle 1980 – one of the largest businessmen  of Israel in sphere of processing  of industrial  diamonds,  diamond  cut  and  trade  in
brilliants.  Then  became  the  owner  and  Chairman  of the  Council  of directors holding “Africa-Israel”. Holding «Leviev Group» belongs to the largest deposits of diamonds in Angola, Namibia, South Africa. L. Leviev is also involved in real estate, construction, telecommunication subscriptions, tourism, energy and hotels in Israel and other countries. Structures owned by Leviev cutting and polishing company  “Kama - Crystal”  in Perm , “Ruiz-Diamond”  and jewelry factory in Moscow and several other enterprises and companies in Kazakhstan – 60 % of the shares Vasilkov’s  Mining and Processing Plant; in Armenia – Yerevan factory cut diamond “Crystal.”  Owner of several construction  companies  in Israel and abroad, as well as co-owner of the fuel “Alon “ (USA) . Leviev group belongs to a Russian 9th Channel TV Israel. Founder and successful leader «LLD Co», having world fame. President of the World Congress of Bukh. Jews and Federation of Jewish Organizations  of Russia and CIS. Greatly helps in the consolidation  of Jewish communities  all over the world. From personal means, finances charity
funds “Оr-Avner” and “Оr-Hana”, Chabad  movement programs, funds yeshivas, builds synagogues, publishes Jewish books, journals and newspapers, assists the needy. Founder of the Queens Gymnasia grammar school in New York, where he entirely finances tuition for more than 800 students. Chairman of the Guardian’s Council of the Bukh. Jewish Center in the US. For the construction of this Center, he contributed $1 million. Since 1972, is in Israel.

 LEVAEVA (ELIZAROVA), OLGA YURYEVNA (1959, Tashkent). Visible public figure – the chief of the religious women’s movement. Heads Women’s Forum in the World Congress of Bukh. Jews. Intellectual chief of the wide network of schools “Or Hana” in Israel and other countries. Holds meetings and conversations of moral-educational  and religious  nature of applicability  to Jewish
women in the life of the family and company. Together with spouse Lev Leviev, displays a great concern for the organization and execution of Jewish holidays in Israel and abroad. In 2004, awarded the title “Woman of  the world”. Has been living in Israel from 1972.

 LEVIEV, AVNER ben ZAVULUN (1928, Samarkand – 1991, Israel).  Businessman,  philanthropist,  religious  activist.  Adherent of the Chabad movement, promoted its implementation and development in Central   Asia. Repatriated to Israel in 1972. Constructed  a synagogue  and  kolel  in Bnei  Brak,  where  young rabbis  were  trained.  Led  religious  shows  on  the  “Kol  Israel”
radio. In many cities of Israel and other countries, synagogues are named in his honor. Funds “Hazon Avner” and “Or Avner”, which became symbols of Jewish education, development, and charity.

 LEVIEV, MANASHE (MANAS) BENYAMINOVICH (1912, Namangan – 1990, Tashkent). Composer. People’s Artist of Uzbekistan (1972). Honored Worker of Arts of Uzbekistan (1962), winner of the Hamza State Prize. Member of the Composers Unions of Uzbekistan  and the USSR.  Participant  of WW II. Graduated from the Composer Dept. of Len. Conservatory during its wartime
stay  in  Tashkent  (1943).  His  main  compositions:  ballet  “Sukhail  va  Mehri” (based on the А. Navoi poem “Seven Planets”,  1948), musical comedy “Oltin Kul” (“Gold Lake”, 1948), “To whom is wedding, to whom is grief” (1962). “A liar wanted” (1970), “Immortality”  (1982), 3 cantatas,  symphonic  suite to “20
Years of Uzbekistan”, vocal-symphonic  suites “Poem on Cotton” and “Bukhаra During a Holiday”, “Blossom My Uzbekistan” (1977) and suite “The Melodies of Uzbekistan”  (1981) – composition  for soloist, choir and orchestra  of ethnic instruments,  music for theatrical performances  “Sherzod”and  Gulshod” (1946), “Simurg” (1949), “Khamza” (1949), “Mirzo Ulugbeck” (1961) etc., films “I’m
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charmed by you” (1959) , “The Revitalizated Miniatures” (1971) etc., songs, and romances. Received the state awards.

LEVIEV,  SHALOMO  PINKHASOVICH  (1938,  Samarkand).  Med.  Doctor, PhD (1980).  Graduated  from Sam.Med.School  (1962).  In 1970-1981,  chief of the div. of urgent surgery in the Tajik first aid station. In 1981-1989 – assistant of professor of the dept. of surgery at the dept. of advanced doctors at Taj.Med. School. Repatriated to Israel in 1989. Surgeon at the div. of the E.Wolfson hospital and the “Klalit” medical department.

 LEVIEV, YAKOV MARKOVICH (1934, Samarkand) Engineer- technologist.  Public  figure. Graduated  in engineering-technology from Sam. Coop. Inst (1959). Supervised trade enterprises in Samarkand. Co-author of the book “Tajik Cuisine” (1953). Author of the book “Popular Dishes and Drinks” (1966). Chairman of the Bukh.-Jewish Center of Samarkand (1992-1994). Immigrated to the
US in 1994. Businessman, philanthropist.

 EVIEV, YAKOV PETROVICH (1947, Dushanbe). Engineer electronic technique, public figure, businessman, philanthropist. aduated from Mos. Inst. of Steel and Alloys (1971). Technical ficer  on  Moscow  enterprises.  In  1990,  created  a  publishing siness in Moscow, engaged in the sale of provisions, petroleum rivatives, etc. necessary goods in Tajikistan. In 2001-2007 was the CBJ of Russia at WCBJ. Lives in Moscow.

 EV, ZAVULUN  ISAKOVICH     (1901, Samarkand – 1981, Israel). Scholar of Torah and Talmud. Accused of Zionism, was internally exiled in 1950. Repatriated to Israel in 1971.
 LEVIEVА (MALLAYEVA), RENA ZALMANOVNA (1960, Samarkand). Public figure, businesswoman, philanthropist, first woman – member of the honorary presidium of the World Congress of Bukh.  Jews,  organizer  of “Warm  houses”  (“Bayit  Ham”)  for women of the Bukh.-Jewish communities in Israel. Repatriated to Israel in 1974. From 1981 to 2001, lived in Austria. In 1998, in
Vienna published the book “Reports of a Daughter” in the Russian language with a translation in Hebrew. In 2001, retuned to live in Israel.

 LODAYEV, AVRAAMKHAIM RAFAELOVICH (1905, Samarkand – 1987, Israel). Rabbi. Received a religious education. In Samarkand helped as a rabbi, mohel and shohet. In 1950, was arrested “for anti-soviet activities”, released in 1953. Honorary kalontar of the Bukh.-Jewish community of the city. Repatriated to
Israel in 1972. Engaged in trayning of the children in yeshivas, was the elected rabbi of the city of Netania. In 1999, his name was given to a new synagogue in Petah Tikva.

 
Tikva (1999).

LODAYEV, ILYAHU AVRAAMKHAIMOVICH (1938, Samarkand).   Doctor,   philanthropist,   public   figure.   Graduated in stomatology  from Alma-Ata  Med.School  (1967). Chief of the stomat. div. at the city clinic in Samarkand. Repatriated to Israel in
1972. Chief of the stomat. div. at the Bat Yam clinic. Vice-president of “Brit Yotzei Bukhara” (from 1985). Built a synagogue in Petah


 MAKSUMOV,   ABRAM   ISKHAKOVICH    (1872,   Bukhara
– 1921,  Kokand).  Businessman,  merchant  of the 2nd guild, public figure. Received a religious education. Founder of the Kokand synagogue.

MAKSUMOV,  BENYAMIN  SHAULOVICH  (1885, Tashkent – 1978, Tashkent). Public figure. Participant of the First World War. From 1918, served for 40 years  in the Internal Affairs Agency.  In 1918-1924  accepted  an active participation in the liquidation of the basmachi bands in Turkestan. Between 1930 and 1933, served as a member of the Central Executive Committee of Uzbekistan. Received the order of Lenin, and two orders of the Red Banner of Labor. His name appears in a mini-park on Mikhoel Tolmasov Street in Samarkand. In 1980, his bronze bust was installed in this park.

 MAKSUMOVA,     ZOYA    IOSIFOVNA     (1947,    Dushanbe). Doctor, PhD Med (1980). Graduated from Taj.Med.School (1971). Assistant of professor at the div. of radiology at Taj.Med.School, Senior  Researcher  (from  1984 to 1989)  at the Sci. Res. Inst. of gastroenterology  at the AS of Tajikistan. Author  of 40 scientific works. Immigrated to the US in 1989. Doctor, М.D. in New York.
Publisher and chief editor of the Russian-language  magazine “Women’s World” (since 2000). President of the women’s organization “Esther-ha-Malka”.

 MALAKOV,  EZRO  (IZRO)  ASHEROVICH  (1938, Shahrisabz).   Singer-maqomist,  educator,  cantor, carrier of the religious  musical  tradition.  Between  1976-1992,  soloist  in the “Shashmaqom”  ensemble at the  State TV-Radio of Uzbekistan. Performed more than 200 songs, published three great records. Immigrated  to the US in 1992.  Performed  in many  states  and
countries. For the first time in the world issued CDs with records of “Musical
Folklore  of  Bukharian  Jews”,  religious  chants,  disks  (together  with  Ari
Babakhanov) with musical records of 165 melody samples of religious chants and musical  folklore  of Bukh. Jews. Author of the book “Musical  Treasury of Bukharian Jews” (2007). Teaches in the cantorial school of Bukh.-Jews at the “Bet Gavriel” synagogue. Sharpened and unified the regular nature of the Bukh. Jewish folklore music and chants. First time played music Tehillim, the Psalms of David.

MALAKOV, ROBERT IZRAYEVICH (1965, Shahrisabz) Graduated from Tashkent Medical School (1988). The doctor, philanthropist. The surgeon in Tashkent’s hospitals. Since 1991 in the USA, New York, received Certificate of the American  doctor,  MD (1998).  Doctor  in own medical  office. The sponsor of the edition of the books: «The Bukharian Jews. An encyclopedic  reference» (Russian Ed. 2008, English Ed. 2010), «The Bukharian Jews» (on Russian and English, 2010). Man of Arts Bukharian Jews (2012).

 MALAKOV,  ROSHEL MIEROVICH  (1965,  Shahrisabz). Jeweler designer,  businessman,  philanthropist,  patron of the arts. Graduated from a musical College in Shahrisabz (1978). Repatriated to Israel in 1979. Since 1989, has been living in the US, New York. A jeweler designer, owner of a network of jewelry shops. A sponsor of the books: «Bukharian Jews. An Encyclopedic Reference» (Russian
Ed. 2008, English Ed. 2010), «The Bukharian  Jews» (in Russian and English,
2010), «Bukharian Jews. Who is who» (in Russian and English, 2011).

 MALAYEV,     ILYOVUMANI      EFRAIMOVICH      (ILYOS) (1936,  Samarkand  –  2008,  New  York).  Musician,  singer,  poet, and playwright.  Honored  Artist  (1980)  of Uzbekistan,  soloist  at the orchestra of the Uzb. State TV-Radio. At the end of the 1980s, wrote  muhamas  to the poems  of А. Navoi.  Plenty  of songs  are set to his verses. Immigrated  to the US in 1992. He issued three
collections of the verses “Pleasure” (1994), “Devon” (1999), “Gazelle” (2003), “Ashor” (2006). Author of the drama in verses “Singer of his Excellency” (1998) on Levi Babakhanov.  Performed in concerts in many countries. Member of the Bukh. Jewish Literature section within the Writers Union of Uzbekistan  (since
1987), between 1991-1992,  chairman of the section. Received the I. Mavashev
Prize in 2005. Awarded by the World BJC in 2006.

MALLAYEV  ALEX  NERYAEVICH  (1972,  Samarkand).  Military.  Colonel. Since  1973  in  Israel.  He  graduated  from  the  school  of  Chabad  in Tel Aviv, then technological school “Ort Sinhalese”. Passed curses commanders and instructors.  He graduated  from the Univ. Ben-Gurion  in “Engineering  industry and government”.  Worked  as the head of the plant combat  armored  vehicles. Currently – Head of the factory “Merkava ve Rakam”. The plant is responsible for
producing the most advanced battle tanks of the Israel Defense Forces. Participated in operation “Defensive Shield “ and “ Cast Lead” in Gaza.

 MALLAYEV, NATAN MURADOVICH (1922, Tashkent – 1996, Tashkent). Philologist, D. Sc. Philol. (1967). Honored scientist of Uzbekistan (1970). Graduated in philology from TashSPI (1939). Professor (1968), for more than 30 years, managed the div. of Uzbek literature  at TashSPI.  He was scientific supervisor  of more  than
50 D.Sc. and PhD. Member of the Writers Union of Uzbekistan. Author of 300 scientific works, 30 books, including textbooks  for schools and high schools. Repeatedly published the “History of Uzbek Literature up to the 17th Century” (1965). He was one of authors this textbook for students – philologists. Received state awards.

MAMON YOSEF MAAROVI ben MOSHE (YOSEF MAMON al MAGRIBI)  (1741,  Tetouan,  Morocco  –  1822,  Bukhara).  Rabbi.  Lived among the Jews of Tzfat in Palestine. In 1793, arrived in Bukhаra to collect donations for the community of Tzfat. At this time, there was nobody who was literate in religious literature. Jews were in the condition of religious ignorance.  The  rabbi  remained  in  Bukhara.  Replaced  the  Persian  form of  the  liturgy  to  the  Sephardic.  Sent  letters  to  Istanbul,  Livorno,  Vilna with request to send religious literature. Opened several “homlo” – initial religious  schools  of  the  heder  type,  later  opened  a  yeshiva,  in  which they  prepared  rabbis,  cantors,  shohets,  and  mohels.  Resumed  contacts of Bukh. Jews with some world centers and Jewish Culture.  In response, merchants  from Bukhara  began actively trading with Russia. Pilgrimages to Jerusalem also began. Currently, in the world there are more than 3000 of his descendants among Bukh. Jews.

 МАSIKHAYEV   YAKOV   YUNOVICH   (1927,   Ferghana). Ballet-master.  Honored  artist of Uzbekistan  (1984). Graduated from Tash. choreographic college (1950). Was the chief ballet- master of the Ferghana  Musical-Drama  Theater.  Producer  of more than 100 performances  and dances. Dancing collectives under    his    administration    became    competition    winners.
Prepared about 70 pupils to become masters of ballet and national dance. Repatriated to Israel in 1990. Artistic manager of an ethnic dance ensemble.

 MATATOV,  ABRAM  AZARYAYEVICH  (1932,  Kattakurgan
– 1977, Kattakurgan). Businessman, philantropist. Honored Worker of Trade of Uzbekistan  (1973). Graduated from (1965) Sam. Coop. College . Between 1966 and 1991 – director of warehouse. Received state awards.
 MATATOV, BORIS ABRAMOVICH      (1952, Kattakurgan). Businessman,   philantropist,   patron   of  the  arts,  public   figure. Manager, administrator.  Graduated from Sam. Coop. Inst. (1975). Between  1975  and  1983,  – deputy  manager  of the Kattakurgan Food Service Authority. Between 1983 and 1987, – director of the Mineral Waters Plant. Between 1987 and 1991, - chief of the Public
Service Admistration.  Repatriated to Israel in 1991, engaged in business. Since
1993 moved to the US. President of the Jewelry Company “Odelia”.

MATATOV, MISHOEL МАТАТOVICH (1920, Khudjand). Teacher. Graduated in chemistry from LeninabadSPI (1940). Instructor of chemistry and school director of studies. Headed the public education  division. in Khudjand.  Participant  and disabled veteran of WW II. Repatriated to Israel in 1993. Published some history- biographical  books in Russian: “Reminiscences  of an Educator – War Veteran” (1997), “Bukhаrian Jews of the City of Khojent” (2000), “Sketches of the History of the Jews of Khojent” (2001, together with Rakhman Mosheyev) et al.

 MAVASHEV, ALBERT ROBERTOVICH (1975, Tashkent). Businessman, philantropist, and public figure. He has been in the US since 1991, and lives in New York. Owner of a network of jewelry shops in New York. Engaged in the charity work. He is a sponsor of the two editions of “Bukharian Jews. Encyclopedic Reference” (issued  in  Russian,  2008;  issued  in  English,  2010),  “Bukharian
Jews. Who is who” (in Russian and English, 2011).

 MAVASHEV, BORIS ZALMANOVICH (1939, Tashkent). Physicist-seismologist,   PhD  Geo-Mineralogy  (1973).  Graduated in physics from TashSPI (1962). Opened geochemical radon earthquake  detectors. Author 70 scientific works. Sen. researcher (1979), headed the dept. at the Inst. of Balneology Health Resorts at the Health  Ministry  of Uzbekistan.  Worked  in ecology  at the
Tash. Autoroad Inst., Tash. State district power    station. Repatriated to Israel in
1990. Works at a Sci. Res. Inst. Author of the monograph “Interrelation between meteorological  seismotectonic  processes and prediction of earthquakes” (1996). In 1998-1999,  named “Person of the Year” in the dipresidenty  “Who is Who”. Entered in a list of prominent scientists of the 20th century. Awarded gold medals and honorary diplomas in the US and Cambridge Univ (England).

MAVASHEV, DAVID ABRAMOVICH    (1912, Bukhara – 1997, New York). Educator, PhD in Ed (1972). Honored Teacher of Uzbekistan  (1979). Graduated  from (1933) Tash-SPI.  Founder of the technique of out-of-class work on mathematics in Uzbekistan.
Inst. of advanced teaching (from 1979). Author of 5 books. Immigrated to the US
in 1990.

 MAVASHEV, DAVID ISAKOVICH (1952, Dushanbe). Programmer,  Businessman.  Graduated in mechan.-math  from Taj. State  Univ  (1973).  Philanthropist.  Repatriated  (1973)  to  Israel; moved to the US in 1980. Founded the company “MVP Dynamics”, then “Nastel  Techonologies”.  Author  of many  program  systems, including “Autopilot” - a kind of construction above many softwares
for the control of corporate systems. President of the Iskhak Mavashev Fund.

 MAVASHEV, ISKHAK NISIMOVICH  (1905, Samarkand – 1978, Jerusalem). Journalist, publicist, translator, literary critic, member of the Journalists Union of the USSR. Graduated from Inpros (1925) and in biology from TashSPI (1937). From 1929, worked as an employee of the journal  “Adabiyoti  Soveti”  (“Soviet  Literature”),  editor  and translator in the “Irfon” publishing house, editor of the Tajik dept. of the
Radio Committee of Uzbekistan. Editor of the newspaper “Hatkhiya” (“Rebirth”). Author of the first studies on the literature and culture of Bukharian Jews: “Esther va Ardasher”, “Shokhin Shirazi”. Translated the novel M.Gorky “Mother.” Author of the book “Folklore va Yoddoshtkho” (“Folklore and Reminiscences”, 1985) and scientific articles relating to language and folklore. Introduced important contributions to the enrichment of scientific terminology in the Taj. language. Repatriated to Israel in 1972.

 MAVASHEV, MARK MIKHAYLOVICH (1944, Angren). Economist-financier.  Graduated  in  econ.-industrial  studies  from Tash. INE in 1966. Between  1984-1987,  - assistant  chairman  of the staff at the Ministry of Finance of the UzSSR. Between 1987-
1990 – first assistant chairman of the Savings Bank of the UzSSR. Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1993.

 MAVASHEV, ROBERT MIKHAYLOVICH (1950, Tashkent). Economist, public figure. Honored Worker of Trade (1986) of the UzSSR.  Graduated  from TashINE  (1976).  Director  of the trade- procurement  base at the Ministry  of Trade of the UzSSR (1972-
1990). Immigrated  to the US in 1991. Businessman.  President of the community Lefrak City Jewish Center “Shalom” (from 1999).
President of the benevolent fund “Tashkent” (from 2006).

 MAVASHEV, YURIY ZALMANOVICH (1935, Tashkent). Heliotechnician, thermal physicist, PhD in Tech. Sci (1971). Graduated  in phys-math  from  TashSPI  (1957).  Specialist  in the area  of  high-temperature  heliotechnics,  and  the  meteorology  of heat flow. Author of 105 scientific papers and 15 inventions. Sen.
researcher (1976). Headed the department of radiation equipment at the Inst. of Electronic at the AS UzSSR and the Scientific and Production Association “Sun” at the AS UzSSR. Member of the editorial board of the  journal “Heliotechnics” and member of the Optical Society of Russia. Received the badge of honor “Inventor of the USSR“ (1984). Immigrated to the US in 1994.

 MAVLYANOV IGOR RAHMINOVICH (1969, Dushanbe). Businessman. Philanthropist. Public figure. Since 1971 family lived in Moscow. He graduated from design school in Moscow. Member of the Board of Russian Jewelers Guild. Trading and manufacturing company “Jasper” in Moscow. Vice president of the BJCC in New York . Vice President WCBJ.

МАYNAYEV,  ILYAVU  ARONOVICH      (1890,  Bukhara  – 1971,  Bukhara). Teacher. One of the first organizers of national education in Bukhara. Graduated from Inpros (1927). In 1925-1941 – permanent director of the boarding school for Bukh. Jews, director of Bukh.-Jewish  schools. From 1941 - director of the October School.

 MIKHAYLOV,  AZARIY  NATANIELOVICH  (1926,  Tashkent
– 1994, Tashkent).  Jurist, D.Sc.in Law (1973). Honored Jurist of
Uzbekistan (1976). Graduated from Tash. Law School (1949). From
1975 – professor, chairman of the dept. at the Tash. Highest Party School and the Inst. of Highly Qualified Top Officials at the Council of Ministers of Uzbekistan, prof. at the Univer. of World Economics
and Diplomacy in Tashkent. Member of the Jurists Unions of the UzSSR and the USSR, member of the Association of int’l rights. Participated in the development of the Constitution of Uzbekistan. Received state awards. Author of 140 scientific papers, 14 monographs and textbooks: “Bases of the Soviet State Development and Rights” (1966, Tashkent), “Historical Experience in the Development of Socialism in the Republics of Central Asia” (1968, Moscow), “State Development of the Uzbek SSR on the Present Stage” (1973, Tashkent), “Councils of Deputies of Workers of the UzSSR in Modern Conditions” (1971, Tashkent), “The Councils of Uzbekistan in the Period of Advanced Socialism” (1984, Tashkent). His works are translated into foreign languages.

 MIKHAYLOV,   MIKHAIL   NATANOVICH   (1924,   Tashkent
– 1989, Viena). Architect.  Graduated  from architectural  Dept. at Tash. Polytech. Inst (1950). Between 1952 and 1989 chief architect of projects in Design Inst. “Uzgiprosel’stroy”. Author of the series designs on construction and redevelopment of the large state farms in Uzbekistan. In 1985, organized and directed the first architectural
cooperative. Member of the Board of Architects Union of Uzb. Author of scientific
works and inventions. Received state awards.

 MIRZAYEV,  MASHIYAKH  (MISHA)  (1915, Bukhara – 1995, Israel). Public figure. Repatriated to the Land of Israel in 1924. One of the initiators  in the founding  of the Brit Yotzei Bukhara. Was a non-credit  student of the Dept. of humanities  at Bar Ilan Univ. Served  in the Israeli Defense  Forces  (from 1948).  Participant  of three Arab-Israeli  wars. Gabbai (sexton) at the Bukharian  Jewish
synagogue in Petah Tikva. In 1995, one of the streets of Petah Tikva was renamed in his honor.

MIRZOYEV,  EDWARD (1936, Hendon, England). British television producer and director. He studied at the Hasmonean Royal College, Oxford. From 1969-
1971 released 13 - part documentary  “A View from the bird’s eye view”, filmed from a helicopter. Notable documentaries “Queen Elizabeth”, “Torvill and Dean: face to the music”, “Pandora’s Box”, “50 years of Israel’s war with the Arabs”. In
1999-2000 – executive producer of movies about the adventures of Hemingway. Director and producer of films on BBC 1 and BBC 2. In 1991-1997   President and Chairman of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and TV). Currently a board member of BAFTA and Memorial Fund Grierson.

MISHAIL, ALEK (MISHAILOV ALEKSEY BORISOVICH) (1978, Navoyi, Uzbekistan). Urologist. M.D. Graduate from Medical School Mount Sinai School of Medicine  New York (2004). He worked in own medical  office since 2005. Philanthropist.  Sponsor  of the  book  “Bukharian  Jews  in the  countries  of the World” (In English, 2014).

 MORDUKHAYEV (TASHKENTSKY), BORIS ROSHELYEVICH (1937, Tashkent). Actor, Teacher. People’s Actor of Russia (1992). Graduated from Tash. State Theatrical-Artistic Inst (1960) and from that year worked  in the Theater  “Romen”.  Repeated  winner and student of the festivals “Theatrical Spring”. Produced the following performances: “Big Wave of the Ganges”, “Law of the Ancestors”,
“Cherry Color”, “Hello, Pushkin” (played the role of А.S.Pushkin).  “Chardash Monti”,  “My Blue Island”,  “Bear Steps”, “Black Pearls”,  “Gipsy Island”,  etc. Organized a children’s gipsy theater studio “Kkhelybnarya”. Received the Order of Friendship (2001). Lives in Moscow.

 MORDUKHAYEV,  ROSHEL SIONOVICH  (1908, Tashkent  –
1979, Tashkent).  Baritone.  Honored Actor of Uzbekistan  (1954). Actor  in the Sam.  Bukh.-Jewish  Musical-Drama  Theater  (1932-
1937).  Soloist  at the Uzb. Musical  Theater  (1937-1939)  and the
A. Navoi Uz. State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1939-
1973).  Roles: Akshan  (“Yor-Tyrgan”  by Е.Brusilovsky),  Allama
(“Gul’sara” by R. Glier and Т. Sadykov), Domulla (“Leili and Mejnun” by R. Glier and Т. Sadykov), Karabatyr (“Takhir and Zukhra” by Т. Jalilov and B. Brovtsyn), Cuniga (“Carmen” by G. Bizet) etc. From 1957, acted as a compeer (host).

MORDUKHAYEV,   SEMYON   ROSHELYEVICH (CHUNGAK)  (1949, Tashkent). Actor. Honored Actor of Russia (1994).  Graduated  from M.S.Schepkin  Theatrical  School (1972). From 1972 at the “Romen” theater. Film actor (Films “The Star and Death of Joachin Muriet”, “Mystery of the Villa”, “Greta”, etc.), educator of the children’s studio at the “Romen” theater. Lives in
 Moscow.


 MOSHEYEV,   KHIYO  MOSHEYEVICH      (1857,  Margilan
– 1962, Margilan). Rabbi. For almost 50 years, served as the chief rabbi of the Bukh.-Jewish community of Margilan. One of the organizers of the city cemetery. Housed ten refugee families during WW II.

MOSHEYЕV, ILYA BORUKHAYEVICH  (1953, Dushanbe). Economist. Businessman, philanthrop. Graduated in economics from Taj. State Univ (1978). Director of the Trade Center # 12 in the city of Dushanbe (1985-1991). Immigrated to the US in 1991. Co-owner of the company Ildaro Live Poultry. Sponsor of the editing a book «Bukharian Jews. Who is who» (in Russian and English, 2011).

 MOSHEYEV, IOSIF BORISOVICH        (1936, Bukhara). Philologist, D.Sc. in Philol. (1984). Graduated from BukhSPI (1957). Professor (1986), headed the dept. of methodology of teaching the Russian language  and literature at DushSPI (1973-1993). Author of
20 mnographs, 80 scientific papers, broshures/ trining materials for studens. Scientific works: “Comparative  Typology of the Russian
and  Tajik  Languages”  (1991),  “Grammatical  Verb  Categories  in  Russian  and Taj. Languages” (1983, Dushanbe). Repatriated to Israel in 1993. Author of the books “Scientists – Bukh. Jews” (1995, 1997) and the encyclopedic directory in 4 volumes - “Bukhаrian Jews – Who Are We?” (1999, 2000, 2001, 2008), “I Want to say a Word about Myself” (2005), “Bukhаrian  Jews in Musical Art of 19th-
21st centuries” (2009), “To know and remember” (I Volume – 2004, II Volume
– 2006), “Famous Bukharian Jews” (2012).

 MOSHEYEV, MIERHAY (YAKOV) ARONOVICH (1930, Shahrisabz). Producer. Graduated from Tash. State Theatrical- Artistic Inst (1955), the Schukin Theatrical   college in Moscow (1967). Between  1955 and 1956, worked as inspector  of Dept. of Arts  at the Ministry  of culture  of Tajikistan.  In 1969-1973

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– Instructor  at the Institute  of the arts, in 1973-1976,  – chief producer  at the State  Musical-Dramatical  Theater.  In 1976-1980  Chief  producer  of Tajik  TV. Immigrated to the US in 1980. Created in New York a  theater-studio. Delivered the following performances: “Quarrelsome Sivyo” (by D.Niyazov, 1997), “Zimri” (by М.Mosheyev, L.Yakubов, 2000), “Moth” (by Uygun, 2003), “Secrets of the Heart” (by Bahrom Rakhmonov, 2007) etc. Published the following books: “On the Search for Truth” (1990), “My Life is – Theater (2000), “With Theater on Life” (2002), “My Dream” (2010).

 MOSHEYEV,    MOSHE   BORUKHAYEVICH    (1926,   Kerki
– 1998, New York). Tenor, Teacher. Honored Actor (1983) of Uzbekistan,  winner  of  the  All-Union  Competition  of  opera  art (1971). Graduated from Tashk. Conservatoryin 1955. Soloist at the A.Navoi Uz. State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1955-
1990). Career highlights: Yeroshka (“Prince Igor”, by А.Borodin), old Faust (“Faust” by Sh. Guno), Trike (“Yevgeny Onegin” by P.Tchaikovsky), Misail (“Boris Godunov” by М.Mussorgsky), Khidoyatkhon (“Tricks of Maisara” by S.Yudakov), Zakhir (“Returning” by Y.Sabzanov) etc. Immigrated to the US in 1993.

 MOSHEYEV,  RAKHMAN MULLOBAYEVICH  (1915, Khudjand – 2003, Israel). Economist, PhD in Econ (1965). Graduated from SamINE (1937). Professor (1972). For 30 years, chairman of the accounting dept. at Tash. Agr. Inst. Author of a textbook for high schools. Repatriated to Israel in 1994. Author of the books “Wise Advice for Fathers and Children” (1997, in
Russian) and as соаuthor of “Sketches of the History of the Jews of Khojent” (2001).

 MOSHEYEV,  SIMKHO MOSHEYEVICH  (1847, Bukhara –
1910, Jerusalem). Merchant of the 2nd guild, chief of the Bukh. Jewish  community  in Turkestan.  Philanthropist.  Served  as  an arbitration  judge.  In 1879,  was  awarded  a small  silver  medal “For the Conquest of Turkestan”. Traded manufactored products with Russia, participated in Turkestani Yoima Fair.

MOUSAIEFF,  JEFFREY  MASSON  (1941, US). Scientist, psychoanalyst. Graduated from Harvard Univ (1964), Ph. D (1970). Educated at the Ecole Normale (Paris), Calcutta Univ. in India and the Univ. of Toronto (Canada). Professor at Brown University of California (1969-1980), Research Associate in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies. Honorary fellow at the Department of philosophy at the Univ. of Auckland (New Zealand). Researches in the area of psychoanalysis.
 MOUSSAIEF, DORRIT (1950, Jerusalem). Born in the Bukharian Quarter  of Jerusalem,  she moved  with  her family  to London  at age 12. She worked  in her family’s  jewelry  business,  becoming a prominent  businesswoman  and socialite.  In 2003,  she married Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, becoming the First Lady of Iceland.

 MOUSSAIEFF,  SHLOMO  ben REHAVIA  (1925,  Israel).  Has been living in London since the 1960s. Businessman, philanthropist. Served in the army during WW II. Works in a jewelry business. Collector  and  owner  of  a  huge  Judaic  collection.  Grandson  of Shlomo ben Yakov Moussaieff.

 MOUSSAIEFF, SHLOMO ben YAKOV (1852, Bukhara – 1922, Jerusalem) Public figure, rabbi, merchant, and banker. Repatriated to the Land of Israel in 1893, and helped establish the Bukharian Quarter in Jerusalem.

MULLAYEV-VIDERMAN   YURIY   (1961,   Margilan).   Tenor.   Graduated from Saratov Conservatory(1993).  Soloist at the Saratov Opera Theater. Career highlights: Almaviva (“Barber of Seville” by G.Rossini), Levko (“May Night” by N.Rimsky-Korsakov),  Manrike  (“Troubadour”  by G.Verdi),  Lensky (“Yevgeny Onegin”, by P.Tchaikovsky) etc. Repatriated to Israel in 1999.

 MULLOJANOVA,  ROZA   ISAKHAROVNA (1944, Stalinabad [Dushanbe]). Colorature soprano. Honored Actress (1987) of Tajikistan  . Competitions  winner:  inter-republic  (1972,  Frunze), Glinka Mem. Prize (Chisinau, 1974) and Jewish Song Prize (Philadelphia,  1995). Graduated from Mosc. Conservatory(1971). In the S.Ayni Taj. Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1971-
1990). Career highlights: Rozina (“Barber of Seville” by G.Rossini), Gilda (“Rigolleto” by G.Verdi), Violetta (“Traviata” by G.Verdi), Sanovbar (“Returning” by Y.Sabzanov), Lutfia (“Damned by the People” by D.Dustmukhammedov)  etc. Immigrated to the US in 1992.

 MULLOJANOVA   (also spelled as MULLODZHANOVA ), SHOISTA RUBINOVNА  (1925, Dushanbe  – 2010, New York). Lyrical soprano. People’s Actress of Tajikistan (1957), winner of the Global Festival of Youth and Students (Moscow, 1957). Graduated from (1952) Mos. Conservatory. Soloist in an ensemble of rubabists (1941-1943), the S. Ayni Taj. Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet
(1943-1947  and 1952-1958)  and Tajik State Philharmonic  (1958-1991).  Career highlights:  Marfa (“Imperial  Bride” by N.Rimsky-Korsakoff),  Antonida  (“Ivan Susanin” by М.Glinka), Tatiana (“Yevgeny Onegin” by P.Tchaikovsky),  Makhni (“Takhir and  Zukhra” by А.Lensky), Gulizor (“Revolt of Vose” by S.Balasaniyan)
etc. is known also as a concert performer of songs by composers of Tajikistan, Taj. national songs and int’l songs, traditional  classical music, including  fragments from shashmaqom. Between 1975-1990, - worked as a docent at the M.Tursun- zade Taj.  State  Inst.  of Arts  Research.  Educated  many  gifted  singers. Author of two books: “Songs and ballads from the repertoire  of composers  Tajikistan Shoista Mullodzhanova.” Receved Orders of Lenin, Red Banner of Labor, Badge of Honour and other government awards. Since 1991, lived in the United States. Her creativity dedicated monograph   “Born to Sing” by R.Nektalov (2006). Immigrated to the US in 1991.

 MULLOKANDOV,  AVNER  KUINOVICH  (1911,  Samarkand
– 1996, New York). Baritone. People’s Actor of Tajikistan (1941). Graduated from the Musical college in Leninаbad (1930), Moscow State P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatory (1948). Actor at the Sam. Bukharian-Jewish  Musical-Dramatic  Theater  (1933-1934),  at the A.Lakhuti Tajik. Musical Theater (1935-1940). Soloist at the S.Ayni
Taj. Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1940-1960). Career highlights: Hakim (“Revolt of Vose” by S.Balasaniyan), Takhir (“Takhir and Zukhra” by А.Lensky), Islambek and Akram (“Pulat and Gulru” by Sh.Saifutdinov), Escamilio (“Carmen” by G.Bizet), Mazepa (“Mazepa”  by P.Tchaikovsky)  etc. Performer  of songs of Tajik composers,  Taj. national  songs and traditional  classical  music, including fragments  of shashmaqom.  Participant  of concert  front  teams  during  WW II. Received state awards. Immigrated  to the US in 1993. His creativity dedicated monograph “Avner Mullokandov” by R.Nektalov (2006).

 MULLOKANDOV,  BORIS  NISIMOVICH  (1908,  Samarkand
–1986, Tashkent).  Doctor,  PhD Med (1940).  Honored  Doctor  of Uzbekistan (1967). Graduated from Tash. Med.School (1935). Participant  of WW II, lieutenant  colonel  of the medical  service. Docent (1940) at the div. of children’s illnesses at Tash.Med.School. Received state awards.

 MULLOKANDOV, DAVID ISKIYAYEVICH (1909, Samarkand
– 1962, Tashkent). Tenor. People’s Actor of Uzbekistan (1959). Art- criticism candidate (1954). Graduated from the Uzb. studio at the Mos. Conservatoryand  postgraduate study at the Leningr. Conservatory. Actor of the Sam. Bukh.-Jewish  Music-Dramatic  Theater (1925-
1934), Soloist at the A.Navoi Uz. State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1939- 1951) and Uzb. Radio Committee. Career highlights: Foolish (“Boris Godunov” by М.Mussorgsky), Medzhnun (“Leili and Mejnun” by R.Glier and Т.Sadykov), Lensky (“Yevgeny Onegin” by P.Tchaikovsky), Khidoyat (“Tricks of Maysara” by S.Yudakov) and others. Educator on vocals, professor. During the war, traveled with a performance team to military parts and hospitals. Performer
of songs and romanсes of Uzbek composers, traditional classical music, including fragments of shashmaqom.

 MULLOKANDOV, GAVRIEL АRONOVICH (1900, Samarkand
– 1972, Samarkand). Singer, composer, and melodist of shashmaqom. People’s  Artist  (1937)  of Uzbekistan.  Public  figure. One  of the organizers of the Bukh.-Jewish Theater in Samarkand. Participant of many decades and the Olympiad of musical art of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Received state awards. Streets in Samarkand and Israel
carry his name. His creativity dedicated monograph   “Gavriel Mullokandov” by
R.Nektalov (1993).

MULLOKANDOV, GEORGIY YURYEVICH (1964, Ferghana). Doctor, philanthropist.  He graduated  from the Andizhan  State Medical  School (1986). Doctor-neuropatist   in the city polyclinic #2. Since 1991 in the United States. He passed the residency program on Internal Medicine in Wyckoff Heights Medical Center between 1995 and 1998. Since   1998 works as physician in Emergency Department the Bronx Veteran Affaires Medical Center. Sponsor of book “Bukharian Jews in the world” in English.

 MULLOKANDOV,  MIKHOEL  ARONOVICH  (1896, Samarkand  – 1956,  Samarkand).  Singer  and  musician.  People’s Artist  of Uzbekistan  (1936).  Performer  of shashmaqom,  one  of the organizers  of the Bukh.-Jewish  Musical-Dramatic  Theater  in Samarkand. Worked at the Uz. State Philharmonic.

 MULLOKANDOV,  RUBEN NISIMOVICH  (1910, Samarkand
– 1963, Tashkent). Educator, physicist, PhD Phys-math (1939). Graduated in phys-math from Uz. State Univ (1934). Docent (1940) at the dept. of common physics at TashSPI. Author of 65 scientific papers.

MULLOKANDOV,  SEMYON ABRAMOVICH  (1930, Samarkand – 1993, Samarkand).  Med. Doctor, D.Sc. (1978). Graduated  from Sam. Med.School (1957). Taught at dept. of civil defense at the Sam. Coop. Inst. Chief of  the burn injury div. at the Sam. City Hospital. Author of 72 scientific papers, and the monograph “Burns” (1982).

 MULLOKANDOV, YUKHANAN ben MOSHE (1868, Samarkand – 1947, Jerusalem). Merchant of the 1st guild. Founder of the “Trade House of Textiles of Yukhanan Mullokandov   and  brothers”.  Cooperated   with  the  Russian bank. Was awarded by a few medals. In 1933 fled to Jerusalem through Iran and Iraq.
 MULLOKANDOV, ZALMON KOENOVICH (1902, Samarkand
– 1967, Dushanbe). Dramatiс tenor. Honored   Actor of Tajikistan (1946). Actor of the Musical-Dramatic Theater of Orjonikidzeabad (now Vakhdat) and Penjikent (1936-1939). Soloist at the S.Ayni Taj. Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1939-1959). Studied opera singing in the studio of this theater. Career   highlights: Hermann
(“Queen  of Spades”  by P.Tchaikovsky),  Kanio  (“Clowns”  by R.Leoncavallo), Radames  (“Aida”  by G.Verdi),  Bahrom  (“Kova  the Smith”  by S.Balasaniyan) etc. Performer of traditional classical music, including fragments of shashmaqom. Received state awards.

 MUNAROV, BORIS JURAYEVICH      (1950, Sam. region). Engineer-builder.  Manager.  Public  activist.  Philanthropist. Graduated   from  TashPI   (1972).   In  1980-1985   –  headed   the building administration,  in 1985-1989  – chief of the engineering trust “Uzagropromstroy”.  In 1972, received the prize of the Lenin Komsomol. Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1991.
From 2000 – president of the “Real Estate” Investment Company. Vice president of Fresh Meadows Bukharian Center. Human Values Awards United Nations 2011 and Bukharian Jewish in New York 2012.

 MUNAROV,   PYOTR  MIKHAYLOVICH   (1920,  Bukhara  –
1997, New York). Med. Doctor. Participant and a disabled veteran of WW II. Graduated  from Tash.Med.  School (1951). Worked as assistant of Senior doctor of the Yangiyul hospital and in the same position at the clinic of the 4th Main Dept. of Ministry of Health of Uzb.  Chief internist of the Tash. region. Received state awards.
Immigrated to the US in 1995.

 MURADOV, YURI MOOR (1949, Khatyrchi). Writer, playwright, journalist, translator, writes in   Russian and in Hebrew. Graduate from the Sam. State Univ. (1971), Moscow Literary Inst. (1985). Member  og the Unions Wrriters  of the USSR (1984), and Israel (1993). First publication date from the early 1970s. In the 1980s. in a number of theaters of Uzbekistan were delivered his play “Pamper
children”,  “Nasreddin  in  Samarkand”,   “White  Crow”,  “Tashkent  still  fog”, “Report from the office of the investigator,” etc. At the same time were published story “In a closed circle”, “Invitation to the robbery,” a series of detective stories. Worked as the chief of the Department of Arts in the Sam. regional Management of Culture, the director of the state theater of dolls. In Israel since 1992, lives in Yaffo. Was the employee  of the newspaper  of «Vesti», the editor-in-chief  of a weekly journal «Panorama», and “Uspekhinfo”. In the middle of 2000s he began to write in Hebrew. He has written numerous plays, books about a Hebrew – “The
Entertayning Hebrew” (2006), “Nuances of a Hebrew” (2008), “The Invitation to a robbery” (2009), the scenario to a film “True miracle” (film is made in 2006). In recent years, it came into light 4 book of the series “A fun Hebrew”. Author of hundreds papers in Russian and Hebrew and literary criticism journalistic articles, as well as articles about the language of Bukharian Jews. Speaking on radio and TV.

 MURDAKHAYEV,  YUKHANAN  MURDAKHAYEVICH (1874,  Tashkent  –  1967,  Tashkent).  Merchant  of  the  1st  guild, patron of the arts. Was a member of the Russian Joint-Stock Bank, as well as the Tash. Old City branch of the bank in the times of the New Economic Policy.

 MURDAKHAYEV, YUZEF MURDAKHAYEVICH (1935, Baku). Botanist, phytotherapist,  D.Sc.in Bio (1983). Graduated from Tash. Agr. Inst. (1960). Instructor in Tashkent Pharm. Inst., Univ.  of Political  Science.  Chief  of the laboratory  of medical botany at the Botanical Garden of the AS of Uzbekistan. Author of three monographs. Immigrated to the US in 1997. Continues
studying medicinal herbs. Published books: “Herb Culture in Uzbekistan” (Tashkent,  1999),  “Eastern  Bazaar.  Medicines  and  Spices”  (2001,  New York), “Nicknames  of Bukh. Jews” (coauthored  with I.Kalontarov,  2002, New York), “Time of Knowledge”  (2005, New York). “The Plants of the Torah”  (2009),  “Link  of  Times,  the  connection   between  generations” (2011), “Bukharian Jews in agriculture in Central Asia” (co-authored with E.Fatahov, 2012).

 MUSHEYEV,  GEORGIY RAKHMINOVICH  (1957, Andijan). Concert singer, actor. Honored Artist of Russia (2005), winner of an international competition, soloist at the State Musical Theater of National Art. Graduated from A.N.Ostrovsky Tash. State Theatrical-Artistic  Inst (1986). Works in Moscow. Participant of a series of international projects, annual super show in Kremlin,
and other prestigious events. Issued 4 CDs. Leading role in the theater - Menahem-Mendl in the musical from 2nd parts “Fiddler on the   Roof ” (2002) and the serial film “Gromovy” (2007).

 MUSHEYEV,  SOLOMON  RAFAILOVICH  (1929, Namangan).  Economist.  Honored Worker of Agriculture  of the UzSSR (1981). Graduated from TashFEI (1953). Various positions in the ministries  and in the apparatus  of the Ministerial  Council of Uzbekistan – sen. reviewer, headed the dept. of agriculture. Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1995.
 NATANОV, AVRAHAM  EFRAIMOVICH  (1952, Shahrisabz –
2004,  Israel).  Public  figure personality,  Businessman.  Graduated from the cooperative technical school (1971). In 1979, repatriated to Israel. Active member of the “Olami” movement. From 1998 – deputy of the municipal  council of Ramle, member of the social welfare  commission,  Chairman  of the Olami  movement,  deputy
mayor of Ramle.

 NAMATIYEV, BORIS-ABO DAVIDOVICH (1930, Kerki, Turkmenistan).   Actor,  singer,  and  producer.   Honored  Artist (1970) and People’s Artist of Tajikistan (1989). Graduated from the Artistic-Musical  College (1954). Since 1948 - soloist of the orchestra  of  folk  instruments.  Actor  of A.Lakhuti  Tajik  State Dramatic Theater. Played more than 100 various roles. Soloist
at the children’s Ensemble “Pamir”. Participant  of the decade in Moscow in
1957. Engaged in concert production, performing fragments of shashmakom. Repatriated  to Israel in 1992. Created  the М.Tolmasov  and G.Mullokandov Bukharian-Jewish   Theater   (1993-2002),   where   he   plays   in   scene   and produces   performances:   “Yosef-Ha-Tzadik”   (by  A.Shalamayev),   “Arshin Mal  Alan”  (1994),  “Esther-ha-Malka”   (“Queen  Esther”  by  А.Shalamayev,
1996),  “Sacrifice  of  Isaac”  (by  B.Namatiyev   and  N.Yukhananоv,   1998), “Haft Barodaron” (“Seven Brothers”, 1999); “Apa Kalmoki Kaimok” (“Aunt Kalmok”) and “Gardishi Davron” (“Whirlpool  of the Times”) – on the plays of А.Shalamayev.  From  2002,  the theater  is renamed  as “Theater  of Boris Namatiyev”. His creativity is described in P.Niyazov’s book “Theater of Boris Namatiyev” (2000).

 NAMATIYEVA, TOVO (TOVOI KARKIGI, TOVOI URUS) (1857, Bukhara – 1959, Israel) Sozanda. Served as a court singer for the mother of the emir of Bukhara.



 NEKTALOV, BORIS  ZAVULUNOVICH  (1934, Samarkand –
 2003, New York). Journalist,  member of the Journalists  Union of the USSR. Graduated in philology from the Taj. State Univ. (1959). Correspondent, editor for the Tajik department of the Samark. regional radio (1970-1992). Immigrated to the US in 1995.
NEKTALOV  EDUARD  RAKHMINOVICH   (1957,  Tashkent
- 2004, New-York). Businessman, public figure, philanthropist. Immigrated to the US in 1975. Vice-president of the Bukh. Jewish Congress of the US and Canada (2002-2004). Tragically murdered.
 NEKTALOV, LEV ROMANOVICH      (RAKHMINOVICH) (1959, Alma-Ata). Businessman, philanthropist, public figure. Immigrated to the US in 1975. Founder of the Eduard Nektalov’s Fund (2004). Sponsor of the Central Synagogue of the Bukharian Jews in the city of Tashkent on Chkalov Street. President “Chevro Kidusho” at the CBJ in New York (2006).

 NEKTALOV, NISIM MORDUKHАYEVICH (1948, Samarkand
– 2008, New York). Businessman, public figure personality. Immigrated to the US in 1975. Member of the VAAD in the Center of Bukh. Jews of New York (1992-2004). Publisher of the newspaper “Most”  (1994-2000)  and the journal  “Sholom Alekheim”  (1998-
2007).

 NEKTALOV, RAFAEL BORISOVICH (1956, Samarkand). Musicologist,  publicist,  public  figure. Graduated  from  the Tash. Conservatory  (1980). Instructor at the dept. of music history and theory  at SamSPI  (1980-1992).  Immigrated  to the  US  in 1993. Works as editor-in-chief  in community  periodicals  in New York: “The Bridge” (1994-1997), “The Bukharian-Jewish  world” (1997-
1999), “The   Rise” (2000-2001),  “Beth-Ahoron”  (2001).  From January,  2002, editor-in-chief  of the weekly newspaper “The Bukharian Times”. Author of the books “Gavriel Mullokandov”  (1993), “Avner Mullokandov”  (2004), “Born to Sing” (2006). Chairman of the L.Yakubov  Union of Bukharian  Jewish writers, poets and journalists  U.S. (since 2011). Coordinator  of the CBJ of the United States and Canada (since 1999). Director General of I.Mavashev fund. President of the International Festival «Shashmaqam Forever» (since 2011).

 NEKTALOV, RAKHMIN (ROMAN) MORDUKHАYEVICH (1930, Samarkand). Businessman, public figure, philanthropist. Immigrated to the US in 1975. Vice-president of the Bukh. Jewish Center in New York (1992-2004).  Supervises  the Hevro Kidusho (from 1978). Vice-president of the World CBJ (2000-2004).

 NEKTALOV, ZEEV ZAVULUNOVICH (YURIY NEKRUZ) (1920, Samarkand).  Journalist,  writer. Member  of the Journalists Union of the USSR and the Writers  Union Israel. Participant  of and disabled veteran of WW II. Graduated from SamSPI (1940). Worked  in the  newspaper  “Bairoqi  Mihnat”,  the  newspapers  of Tajikistan, and between 1960-1970s  – sports eidtor of Taj. Radio
and television. Editor of the journals “Hatkhiya”  and “Mash’al.” He writes the stories and sketches in the Bukh.-Jewish language. Repatriated to Israel in 1989. Published 10 books. A part is translated to Hebrew and Russian. Author of the
books “Hello, Land of Israel” (1994), “On the Search for the Holy Land” (1995), “Face  to Face  with  Death”  (1996),  “Under  the Black  Sky  of Kabul”  (1996), “Person from the Next World” (2000), “To the Fond Dream” (2002), “Souvenir” (2005).

 NIYAZOV, BORIS HOJIYEVICH (1945, Bukhara). Athlete. Honored  Coach  of Turkmenistan  (1975),  master  of the  sport  in boxing.  Graduated  from  Uzb.  Inst.  Phys.  Cult.  (1966).  Several times champion of Uzbekistan, Armed forces of the USSR and CSO “Spartak”. Finalist of the championships of the USSR (1967, 1968), bronze prize-winner  of the int’l   tournament  in Moscow  (1968),
numerous champion of the All-Union Tournaments. In 1975 trained the competi- tive team of Turkmenistan  to the Games of the Peoples of the USSR, when the team won the gold and bronze medals. Immigrated to the US in 1989.

NIYAZOV, BORIS PINKHASOVICH (1957, Tashkent). Med. Doctor, PhD (1987). Graduated  from Tash. Med. School (1980). Oncologist  at the Tashkent Oncological Clinic (1982-1988). Repatriated to Israel in 1989. Doctor-oncologist at the Hadassah hospital (1990-1995). Chief of the medical service of the Southern District of Israel (from 1995). Police colonel.

 NIYAZOV, DAVID MORDUKHАYEVICH (1935, Chinaz, Tash. region.). Educator, playwright, public figure, PhD Phil (1969). Graduated in German language from Tash. State Pedagogical Inst. of Foreign Languages (1957). Deputy dean of the German philology dept. of this inst.(1974-1976). Author 200 scientific papers. Docent (1973), Sen. researcher (1975) at the Inst. of Philosophy and Right at the AS of
Uzb. Chairman of the Bukh. Jewish writers’ section at the Writers Union of Uzbekistan, member  of the Theatrical  Workers  Union of Uzbekistan. Author of the brochure “Central Asian Jews in the Past and Present” (1992, Tashkent). Plays: “Esther” (1993), “A Rabbi’s Fate” (1994), “Unfair death” (2009) , “Thankless daughter-in-law” (2010) etc. His musical comedy “Quarrelsome Sivyo” was performed in Tashkent (1991), in Ramle (Israel), and in New York  (1997, 2009). Deputy Chairman of the Cultural Center of Tashkent Bukharian Jews “Simcho” (1991-1998). Immigrated to the US in
1998. Writes plays, stories, and articles in Russian and Bukh.-Jewish.

 NIYAZOV,  EDUARD  ALEXANDEROVICH   (1939, Andijan). Pharmacist,  PhD  in  Bio  (1972).  Graduated  from  Tash.  Pharm. Inst (1963). Managed a pharmacy in Ferghana, and the Tash. Inst. of  Pediatrics.  Author  of  40  scientific  papers.Immigrated  to  the US in 1979. First pharmacist  with an American  diploma  among Bukh. Jewish immigrants. The sponsor of the edition of the book
“Bukharian Jews. Who is who “ (in Russian and English, 2011).
 NIYAZOV,  GAVRIEL  OCHILDI  (1906,  Samarkand  –  1999, Israel) Rabbi, chief yeshiva-kollel, spiritual leader of Central Asian Jews. Tried for attempting  to cross the border  into Afghanistan, repressed for religious activities, subsequently exonerated. Repatriated to Israel in 1971. As a rabbi, organized a synagogue in Netania (1971-1999).

 NIYAZOV, MIKHAIL SHIMAYAYEVICH (1940, Tashkent). Engineer. Graduated from (1964) TashPI. Deputy director, subsequently director, and then acting director of the Tash. enamel- paint  plant  of the  Ministry  of Chemical  Industry  of the  USSR. Author of inventions. Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1992.

 NIYAZOV,  NISAN  IOSIFOVICH  (pseudonym  – NISON NIYOZIY BUKHORI) (1946, Bukhara). Teacher. Poet. Graduated in phys-math from BukhSPI (1968). Repatriated to Israel in 1974. In 1977, Graduated in the Haifa Technion. Author of the poetry collections “Call of my Heart” (2001) and “Secrets of the Heart” (part I - 2001, part II -
2004). Writes poems, gazels, mukhamases, and rubai. Member of the
Writers union of Bukh. Jews of Israel. Chief of the “Dilorom” club within the WCBJ.

 NIYAZOV, PINKHAS MELIYEVICH    (1930, Tashkent – 2012, Isarael). Philosopher, sociologist, public figure, writer, publicist, D.Sc. in Philosophy (1978). Graduated in history from CASU (1954). Professor (1980), taught at the Tash. State Theatric-artistic Inst. Chairman of the aesthetics (1980-1986) and philosophy dept.s. (1986-1991) at the Tash. Inst. of Culture. President of Non-government Inst. of Artistic Culture
and Business (1991-1994). Issued three monographs (one as an author and another as a contributing writer). Chairman of the Cultural Center of Bukh. Jews in Tashkent (1991-1994). Author of researches on problems of inequality and social attitudes in contemporary  sociology. Repatriated to Israel in 1994. Chief of the “Akademaim” Club (from 1994) in Ramle, author of 4 books on representatives  of Bukh.-Jewish people  and  many  publications  in Israel  and  US.  Books:  “The  Boris  Namatiyev Theater” (2000, Tel Aviv), “Life in the Name of Life. The Shining Memory of Ariel Ilyаzarov” (2001, New York – Tel Aviv), “The Second Rebirth of a Master” (2005, Tel Aviv), “People and Time” (2006, Tel Aviv).

 NIYAZOV, SHLOMOHAY DAVYDOVICH (1953, Samarkand). Rabbi, Teacher. Received a religious education. Supervised an underground   yeshiva   in  Samarkand   (from  1973).  Immigrated to the US in 1978. Rabbi of the Bukh.-Jewish  synagogue  in the neighborhood  of Borough Park (Brooklyn,  New York), which he
organized  in 1980. Author  of books in Hebrew:  “Selflessness  of Bukh. Jews” (1998), “Kitchen and the Way of Life of Bukh. Jews” (2001, as a co-author).

NORMATOVA NINA NISANOVNA (1951, Dushanbe). Businesswoman. Public figure. Philanthropist. Graduated from Med. College in Dushanbe (1972). Worked as a senior nurse in the intensive care unit of the city hospital (1972-1992). Since
1992 in the United States. Owner of a confectionery factory. Vice president of the women’s organization “Esther ha Malka” since 1998.

NOSIROV, YAKUB SHAULOVICH (1945, Kabul). Rabbi, economist. Since 1950 in Israel. Participant of the Six Day War (1967). Graduated from the Economics Faculty of Tel Aviv Univ. He worked at the State Bank. He studied at the Yeshiva Rambam. Rabban synagogues in Israel, Germany, New York. Since 1980 in the United States.

 OCHILDIEV, DAVID YAKUBOVICH (1932, Ferghana). Historian, D.Sc.in Hist (1975), professor (1978). Honored Scientist of Uzbekistan  (1980). Graduated  in Eastern Studies from CASU (1958). Chairman  of the general history dept. (1965-1991),  vice- president  on science  of the  FergSPI  (1971-1985).  Author  of 70 scientific works, and articles in the Great Soviet Encyclopedia and
the Soviet Historical Encyclopedia, including the history of Bukh. Jews. He was scientific supervisor of 12 PhD. Published 10 books: “Afghanistan’s Struggle for National Independence”  (1967), “Socio-Political  Mind of Afghanistan”  (1973), “The USSR and the Developing Countries” (1984), “Young Afghan Movement” (1985), “Captives of Nebuchadnezzar”  (1998), “A History of Bukharian. Jews” (2001), “A History of Bukh. Jews” (manual in English, 2005). Coauthor of the books “The History of the Bukharian Jews” (vols. I and II, 2001), “A History and Culture of the Bukharian Jews” (2007). Immigrated to the US in 1991.

PALTIEL,  MICHAEL  (1978,  Dushanbe).  Since  1992  in  the  United  States. Board Certified Dermatologist, M.D. Philanthropist. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins  School  of Medicine  (2004)  and Dept.  of Dermatology  at University of Maryland (2008). Since 2008 he have Private Practice   on Adult & Pediatric Dermatology. Sponsor book “Bukharian Jews in the world” in English.

 PALTIELOV,  EDUARD  MIKHAYLOVICH  (1955, Dushanbe). Athlete. Honored coach of Tajikistan (1989). Graduated from the Taj. Inst. Phys. Cult. (1977). Master of the sport on sambo-wrestling and judo, numerous champion of Tajikistan, prize-winner of All-Union Competitions. From 1980 – the coach, trained more than 10 masters of the sport, which includes masters int’l class. Repatriated to Israel
in 1990. Coach on judo. Among his pupils, there are champions and an Israeli prize-winner.
 PALVANOVA, ADINO (ZAINAB) EFRAIMOVNA (1918, Kokand – 1996, Israel). Singer. Received a middle musical education. Actress at the theaters of Kokand and Andijan. Performed  in the founding main roles. Soloist at the Uz. State Philharmonic and the ensemble of  the  Uzbek  State  TV-Radio (1948-1966). Participant of the  decade of art of Uzbek. in  Moscow (1953).  Received  the
state  awards. Repatriated to Israel in 1994.

PILOSOF,  AVRAHAM  EMMANUELI  (1895,  Samarkand  – 1944,  Israel). Public figure. In his young years in St. Petersburg, joined the Zionist youth movement.  In Samarkand,  was the initiator in the creation of the local Zionist organization.  Immigrated  to the Land  of Israel  in 1927. Attended  the Zionist Congress in Zurich, where he reported on the desperate conditions in the Bukh.- Jewish community in the USSR. Stood as a source of creation of the Sokhnut, was elected as a member of the Zionist Congress.

 PILOSOV,   AHIYA   MOISEYEVICH         (1920,   Tashkent   –
1980,  Dushanbe).  Phiscian-microbiologist,  PhD  in Med.  (1955). Graduated  from  Tash.  Med.  School  (1942).  Chairman  of  the Regional Health Agency of the Mountain-Badakhshan Autonomous Region,  chairman  of the City Health Agency of Dushanbe. Author of 45 scientific papers. Docent (1958), chairman of the dept.   of
microbiology at Taj. Med. School (1969-1980), vice-president of Taj. Med. School on educational work (1961-1969).

 PILOSOV, EZRO MOISEYEVICH (1913, Tashkent – 1995, Tashkent).  Engineer,  Hydraulic    Specialist,  PhD  in  Techn.  Sci (1959).   Graduated   in  K.Timiryazev   All-Union  Agr.  Academy (1937). Manager of the dept. of Central Asian Sci. Research  Inst. of irrigation (Tashkent), Sen. researcher (1962). Received state awards.

 PILOSOV, HAIM PINKHASOVICH (1835, Samarkand - 1902, Jerusalem). Rabbi. Received a religious education in Jerusalem. For a long time was the rabbi of the “Gumbaz” synagogue in Samarkand. Moved to the Land of Israel at the end of the 19th century.

 PILOSOV, MIKHAIL EZROVICH   (1942, Tashkent). Engineer. Graduated   in   energetic   from   TashPI   (1965).   Chief   engineer of  the    projects  of  computer  aided  management  of  large  water supply  complexes  of Uzbekistan  (the Great and South Ferghana Canals),  manager  of  the  Computer  Center  of  the  Design  Inst.
“Uzgiprovodkhoz”  (1965-1977,  1979-1996),  chief contracts  power engineer  in
Afghanistan (1977-1979). Immigrated to the US in 1996.

 PILOSOV,  MOSHE  HAIMOVICH  (1866, Samarkand  – 1959, Jerusalem). Rabbi. At a young age, be-came the rabbi of the Samarkand  synagogue  “Gumbaz”,  subsequently   in  Tashkent  – rabbi  of the Davydоv  synagogue  after  the departure  of Shlomo Tajеr. Moved to the Land of Israel in 1933. Rabbi of a synagogue in Holon.

 PILOSOV,  RAFAEL  MIKHAYLOVICH   (1929,  Samarkand  -
2012, New York). Doctor. Graduated from Sam. Med. School (1950). Senior internist of the Ferghana  region and the city of Tashkent. Assistant of professor at the dept. of specialized  therapy at Tash. Med.  School.  Published  30 research  works  on gastroenterology. Immigrated to the US in 1989.

 PILOSOVA,   LYUBOV      ABRAMOVNA  (1956, Samarkand). Economist, playwright. Graduated from Samark. Musical-Pedagogical College (1975) and Tash. Finance-Econоmics Technical School (1980). Worked at the banks of Tashkent and Samarkand. Since 1986, writes humorous stories in the Bukh.-Jewish language. Immigrated to the US in 1990. Organizer and head of the comedy   theater    “Bukhara on
the Hudson” (1996). Author and play-wright, comedy “Khostgori” (1995), produced by the “Vozrozhdeniye” (Renaissance) theater. Author and producer of the plays and comedy shows “One Bedroom Apartment” (1999), “Bukhara on the Hudson”, “Home Attendant” (2005). Theater performances held in many US states, Austria, and Israel.

 PINKHASOV, ABRAM NISANOVICH (1911, Tashkent – 1991, Tashkent). Educator, public figure, activist for the elimination of illiteracy  (likbez  campaign).  Honored  Economist  of the UzSSR (1977),  “Honorable  Statistician  of  Accounting  of  the  USSR” (1975). Graduated from Inpros (1929) and from the Chemical Dept. at TashSPI  (1937). Manager  of the administration  of   personnel
trayning  and member  of the board of the Central Statistical Administration  of
Uzbekistan. State pensioner. Author of many publications. Received state awards.

 PINKHASOV, ALBERT ABRAMOVICH (1945, Tashkent). Engineer, manager, philanthropist.  Graduated from Tash. Inst. of Transport Engineers (1967). Between 1971-1991, manager of the Central Asian administration  of Soyuzliftmontazh  trust, manager of the montage Administration at the Uz. Steel Construction Trust. Author of inventions. Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1991. Businessman.
 PINKHASOV, АVRAHАМ (ARKADIY), RIBIHAYEVICH (1950,  Dushanbe).  Genetician  and selector,  PhD in Agr (1975). Public figure.     Graduated  from Mos. Veterin. Acad. (1971).  In
1975-1978  – deputy  director  of the Taj.  Branch  of the Central Sci. Res. Inst. of Scientific Management of Labor at the Union of Consumer Cooperation (Centrosoyuz), up to 1990 – sen. researcher
and director of the Taj. Branch of All-Union Sci. Res. Inst. of Karakul industry, Between  1990-1993  – director  general  of  the  state  company  “Syryo”  (“Raw materials”) at the Council of Ministers of Tajikistan. Supervised the program of genetic research and selections, which for the first time in Tajikistan, created a unique herd of karakul sheep of “sur” (goldenred) coloring. Taught in Taj. Agr. Inst. Received state awards. Repatriated to Israel in 1993. Coordinator of Forums at the WCBJ (2002-2010). Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Shalom” (from 2005).

 PINKHASOV, BINYAMIN (1876 – 1920, Tashkent). Merchant of the 2nd guild with annual turnover in 1906-1908 – 700 thousand roubles. Deputy head of the Jewish community of Tashkent.

 PINKHASOV, BORIS ILYICH (1928, Kokand). Jurist, Statesman, publicist. D.Sc. in Law (1970). Honored Scientist of the UzSSR (1982), Graduated  from (1949) Tash. Law School.  For 33 years, was the director of the Sci. Res. Inst. of judicial examination, simultaneously led  a  criminalistics  course.  Docent,  professor  (1971)  at  the  Law School. For 36 years, was deputy of the Councils of various levels,
including Supreme Council of the UzSSR (1980-1985). Chairman of the Lawmaking Recommendation  Commission. Member of the Constitutional Court of Uzbekistan, deputy chairman of the State Commission on Pardons at the President of Uzbekistan, member of the Republican Commission on Citizenship. Author of 45 scientific papers and   14 monographs:  “Criminal  Examination  of Handwriting”  (Tashkent,  1964), “Problem of Struggle with Documents Forgery” (Tashkent, 1982), “Document Use in Evidence” (Tashkent, 1977), “Investigation and Prevention of Embezzlements in the Collective Farms” (Tashkent, 1972), “Protection of the Documents on Soviet Rights” (Tashkent, 1976) et al. He was a scientific supervisor of 15 PhD in Justice. He created criminologists school in Uzbekistan. Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in
1997. Editor of the “Bukharian Times” newspaper.

 PINKHASOV (PINKUS), BORIS YAKOVLEVICH (1947, Andijan). Engineer-technologist,  PhD in Tech. Sci (1980). Public figure. Graduated in mechanics-technology  from the Tash. Inst. of Textile and Light Industry (1971). Sen. researcher  (1973) at the Central Sci. Res. Inst. on the Processing of Staple Fibers (Moscow).
Author of 20 scientific papers. Immigrated to the US in 1991. From 1992 – leading specialist in the research of qualities of liquid medium in the chemical corporation NCH (Dallas, Texas). Living in New York since 2002. Officer of the New York City Board of Elections  (since 2006). n 2005 he was elected Chairman  of the Republican Party Assembly District 45, New York. Since 2005 – member of the committee  of the Republican  Party of the state of New York. President  of the American Association (non profit) aid to Asia and the Caucasus (2002). President of the organization, “Religion and Dialogue» (non profit) since 2004.

 PINKHASOV,       EDUARD       (YURIY)       ABRAMOVICH (1938,  Tashkent).   Physics-electrician,   PhD  in  Techn.  Science (1969), philanthropist. Graduated from Tash. Electro-technical Communications   Inst.  (1961).   Sen.  researcher   (1970)  in  the Physical-Technical  Inst. and in the Inst. of Electronics at the AS of Uzb., manager of the Laboratory of Computer    Technology at
the Gas Industry Ministry of Uzb. Scientific direction is the development of the pure  materi-als technology. Immigrated to the US in 1978. Vice-president of the company Vapor Technologies  Inc. – up to 1990, from 1990 – president  of the company of scientific development Advanced Technology  International.  Owner of 30 American and more than 70 foreign patents. Active publisher of theses and a sponsor of 3 scientific-practice conferences. “Bukharian Jews, History, Culture and Present State” (1995, 2000, 2012), 4 telephone and informational direcrtories in English and Russian (1995, 1998, 2000, 2005), books: “History of Bukharian. Jews” in 2 volumes (2005), “Bukharian Jews in Medicine” (2000), “To Men about Men” (1999), “A History and Сulture of the Bukharian Jews” (2007),  “Bukharian Jews. Encyclopedic Reference” in Russian (2008), and in English editions (2010); “Bukharian Jews (essay)” (in Russian and English, 2010), “Bukharian Jews. Who is who” (in Russian and English, 2011), “Scientists Bukharian Jews (in Russian and Eng., 2011), “Men of Arts – Bukharian Jews” (in Russian and English, 2012), “On the wave of memory” (in Russian and English, 2011), “Traditions and Life Buharian Jews” (in Russian and English, 2012), “Bukharian Jews. Memory book” (in Russian and English, 2013), “Bukharian Jews in the countries of World”(2014). “We  are  twenty”  (2012),  “Bukharian  Jews.    Memory  book”  (in  Russian  and English, 2013), “Bukharian Jews in the countries of World” (2014) et al.

PINKHASOV, EKHEL PINKHASOVICH (1884, Shahrisabz – 1969, Shahrisabz).  Rabbi. From 1940 to 1969, was the chief rabbi of synagogues  in Shahrisabz. Вetween 1951-1953, suffered repression.

PINKHASOV, IOSIF MOSHEYEVICH  (1939, Tashkent). Architect, Laureate of the State Prize of Uzbekistan for architecture and art. Graduated from TashPI (1966). Employee  of the Resp. Project Inst. of Restoration  in Tashkent  (1966-
1987). Repatriated to Israel in 1987. Expert on construction projects at the engineering administration of Tel Aviv. From 1995 – consultant on the design and inspection of construction.

 PINKHASOV,  LEV ABRAMOVICH     (1933, Kokand – 1993, Tashkent).  Lyrical-dramatic  tenor. Honored Actor of Uzbekistan (1983). Graduated from Tash. Conservatory(1961).  Soloist at the A. Navoi Uz. State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1951-
1993). Career highlights: Othello (“Othello” by G. Verdi), Rudolf
(“La Boheme” by G. Puccini), Hermann (“Queen of Spades” by P. Tchaikovsky), Jose (“Carmen” by G. Bizet), Cavaradossi (“Toska” by G. Puccini) and others.
PINKHASOV, RAKHMAN ISKHAKOVICH  (1899, Tashkent – 1944, Tashkent). Statesman. Participant   of the civil war (1919). Graduated from Communistic  Univ. of East Workers in Moscow (1925). In 1925 – secretary of the Old City Local Committee of the Uz. Communist Party in Tashkent. Instructor at the Central Executive  Committee  of Uzbekistan.  In 1933 – deputy People’s Commissar of the Trade of the UzSSR. Between 1938-1941, – People’s Commissar of Food Industry of the UzSSR.

 PINKHASOV,  RAKHMIN  NISANOVICH  (1914,  Tashkent  –
1982, New York). Teacher-methodologist.  Graduated in phys-math from TashSPI  (1936). Teacher  of mathematics,  vice-principal  in the schools of Tashkent, acting director of the school for working youth № 24. Author of research works on the methods of teaching mathematics. Immigrated to the US in 1980.

 PINKHASOV, ROBERT ABRAMOVICH (1937, Tashkent). Med. Doctor, PhD (1970). Public figure. Graduated from Tash. Med. School (1960). Chief of the urological div. of hospital № 1 at the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, assistant of professor, docent (1985) of urology and
operational nephrology dept. at Tash.Med.School. Author of educational manuals “Guideline to study of urology for students of IV grade” (1987),
“Guideline on urology for students of VI grade – Pregraduate Interns”(1988).  Author’s
certificates on inventions. Immigrated to the US in 1992.  Author and co-author of 112 scientific papers, 24 books, and 6 directories. Author of 200 popular scientific papers. Author of  the  books: “To Men about Men” (1999), “Bukh. Jews in Medicine” (2001), “Bukharian Jews. Encyclopedic  Reference” (in Russian – 2008, In English – 2010), “Bukharian Jews (essay)” (in Russian and English – 2010), “Bukharian Jews. Who is who” (in Russian and English, 2011), “Scientists Bukharian Jews (in Russian and Eng.,
2011), “Men of Arts – Bukharian Jews” (in Russian and English, 2012), “On the wave of memory” (in Russian and English, 2011), “Traditions and Life Buharian Jews” (in Russian
and English, 2012), “Bukharian Jews. Memory book” (in Russian and English, 2013), “Bukharian Jews. Worldwide” (in Russian, 2014), “They Should be Known” (in English,
2014), “From the Depths of Memory” (in Russian and English, 2015). The director of project, editor and co-author of two-volume book “The history of the Bukharian Jews. The new and newest period (1865-2000)” (2005). Compiler of telephone-informational directory “Bukharian Jews in the US and Canada” (1995, 1998, 2000, 2005), “From the Depths of Memory” (2014). Cо-author of the books: “Dictionary on Jewish Traditions” (2003), “А History and Culture of the Bukharian Jews” (in Eng., 1-st edition – 2007, 2-nd revised edition – 2012); “American Medical Family Encyclopedia“ (in Russian, 2003), “The Silver Age and Your Health” (2004), “We are twenty” (2012) et al. Member of the VAAD at the Bukh. Jewish Center of New York (1993-2004). From 1992 – President of the Community Scientific Center – Club  “Roshnoyi”. Member of the Coordinating Council of the World Congress of the Russian-Speaking Jews (2002-2006). Chairman of the Organising committee of I,III,V scientific-practice conferences on history and culture of the Bukharian Jews in New York (1995, 2000, 2012), member of the Organising committee of IV conference in Israel (2003), VI conference in Israel (2014) with theses published. Co-organizer of two international conferences of Russian-speaking  doctors and biologists (1997, 1998, New York).

 PINKHASOV, YAKOVHAI (HAI-KALONTAR) ben SION MULLO NIYOZ (1890, Bukhara – 1968, Tel Aviv). Public figure. Last head of the Jewish community of Bukhara (1917-1920). Through immigration,  lived in Calcutta (India), Israel, London. Re-turned to Israel in 1968. His portraits hang in the historical museum of the Ark fortress and in the Bukh.-Jewish Museum of   Bukhara.

 PINKHASOV, YURIY ISKHAKOVICH (1938, Samarkand). Genetician, and selector, PhD in Bio (1969). Graduated in biology from Taj. State Univ (1962). Sen. Researcher (1970), headed the laboratory at the Cotton Genetics Department of the AS of Tajik. Engaged in the selection and bred a cotton variety. Received honor badge “Inventor of the USSR” (1988), winner of several prizes of the AS of Tajikistan,
silver medal and diplomas of the Exhibit. Achievements of Nat. Econ. of  the USSR. Repatriated  to Israel in 1992. From 1993 – chief of the Laboratory of the Cotton Selection in the company “Zeraim Gedera”. Created the variety (Gedera-236) which built up a reputation for itself on plantations in many countries. Winner of the Prize Fund of Sam Hamburg (2005) – top awards for farmers in the area of cotton-growing.

 PINKHASOVA-AMINOVA,   BELLA   ISAKHAROVNA (1940,  Samarkand).  Doctor-dentist.  Graduated  in dentistry  from Pyatigorsk  Medical College. (1959). Dentist of high category in
5th dental clinic of Tashkent. Immigrated  to New York in 1992. Assisted the author in the book: «The Bukharian Jews of the USA
and Canada.  Russian-English  telephone  dipresidenty»  (4 editions  1996,  1998,
2000, 2005); «Bukharian Jews. An encyclopedic  reference» (Russian Ed. 2008, English Ed. 2010), «The Bukharian Jews (essay)» (2010), “Bukharian Jews. Who is who” (in Russian and English, 2011),   “Bukharian Jews.  Memory book” (in Russian and English, 2013), “Bukharian Jews in the countries of World” (2014) et al.

 PINKHASOVA,  FRIDA (FREKHO)  МАТVEYEVNA  (1908, Tashkent  – 2002,  Israel).  Teacher.  Honored  Teacher  of TajSSR (1975).  Graduated  from Inpros  (1926).  From 1928 – instructor, director  of studies  of initial classes  at school # 81 in Tashkent. Worked as а methodologist  at the Inst. of Advanced Teachers in Tashkent.  One of the first teachers in the Bukh.-Jewish  schools.
Participant of the likbez among Bukh. Jews. Received state awards. Repatriated to Israel in 1990.

 PINKHASOVA, FROZA   ABRAMOVNA (1940, Tashkent). Educator, journalist, PhD in Ed (1979). Graduated in German from the Tash.  State  Educational  Inst.  of Foreign  Languages  (1962). Docent  (1987)  at the dept.  of education  and psychology  at the TashSPI. Winner (1983) of the Ushinsky Prize at the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of the USSR. Repatriated to Israel in 1991.
Editor of the Russian department of the journal “Flame” (1994-2004). Author of
3 public-educational  monographs:  “Jewish Woman” (1995), “We Follow Their
Way” (1997), “Parents and Children” (2000).

PINKHASOVA, MARINA ROBERTOVNA (1965, Tashkent) Doctor, philanthropist.  Graduated  from Tash. Med. School (1988). Otolaryngologist in ENT-div. of  Tash. Med. School clinic. Since 1991 in the USA, New York. Graduated from NYU, Dental School, DDC. New York (1997). Stomatologist- dentist in own office in Queens. The sponsor of the edition of the books: «The Bukharian  Jews.  An  encyclopedic  reference»  (Russian  Ed.  2008,  English Ed.  2010),  «Bukharian  Jews  (essay)»  (2010,  in  RUs. And  English,  2010),
«Bukharian Jews. Who is who» (in Rus. and English, 2011), “Bukharian Jews. Memory book” (in Russian and English, 2013), “Bukharian Jews in the world” (2014) et al.

 POTELIAKHOFF,  RAFAEL  ben  SHLOMO  (1868,  Bukhara
– 1936,  London).  Moved  to Kokand  in 1889.  Merchant  of the
1st  guild,  manufacturer,  hereditary  honorary  citizen  of Kokand (1908), headed the local branch of the Poteliakhoff Trade House. Began entrepreneurial  activity in 1889. One of the richest people in Turkestan and the Bukharian Emirate. Philanthropist and patron
of the arts. In 1907, constructed the Bukh.- Jewish School in Kokand, in 1907, erected a villa (subsequently became a post office), in 1913, constructed narrow- gauge track railway from Assaki to Vannovskaya   station. Russian tsar gave him the title of duke. Was awarded  gold medals  on Stanislav’s  and Anna’s  tapes. Immigrated to London after the October Revolution.

 POTELYAHOV,  SION  ben RAFAEL  (1891,  Kokand  – 1970, London).  Businessman.  Graduated  from a Univ. in Berlin. With partners opened a bank in Berlin. Between 1919 and 1925, lived in Germany and then London. In 1945, became president of the Bukh. Jewish    community of London. In 1952, became a partner in a company in England on the sale and purchase of real estate,
stocks,  and  security  papers.  Fluently  spoke  Hebrew,  Bukh.-Jewish,  Russian, English, German, Turkish, and French languages. Organized an educational fund for Bukh.-Jewish students in Israel, supervised by Sh. Tillayoff.

PRIYEV,  ISAK  MIKHAYLOVICH      (1929,  Samarkand  – 2005,  Bukhara). Doctor. Honored Doctor of Uzbekistan (1979). Graduated from Sam. Med. School (1950). Chief of the urological division at Bukhаran Regional Hospital. Received state awards. Author of research articles.

 PRIYEV, ISRAEL GAVRIELOVICH    (1926, Bukhara – 2010, Israel).  Med.  Doctor.  Biochemist,  D. Sc.  (1967).  Public  figure. Graduated from Sam.Med.School  (1949). Professor (1968). Assistant  of dean  of the Internal  medicine  Dept.  at Sam.  Med. School (1951-1956), chairman of the dept. of biochemistry (1961-
1987), and the Sci. Res. lab. of technology  of phytopreparations
(1981-1985), dean of the Dept. of Advanced Doctors at Sam.Med.School  (1980-
1988). Author of 120 scientific works, and the monographs: “Biological Role of Copper. Biochemical and Clinical Aspects” (Tashkent, 1969), “Copper and Blood Treatment”  (Tashkent, 1974), “Situation Tasks and Exercises on Bioсhemistry” (Tashkent, 1978). He was a scientific supervisor of 31 PhD and 2 D.Sc. Chairman of the Cultural Center of Bukh. Jews in Samarkand (1990-1991). Repatriated to Israel in 1992. Participates in activities of the Bukh.-Jewish community. Author of the books “Learn to Think in the Jewish Way ” (2005), “Balsam for Soul and Soma” (2008), coauthor of the book “Kitchen of Bukh. Jews” (2004) and wrote a series of plays performed in the Bukh.-Jewish theater of B.Namatiyev.

 PULATOV,  AVRAMKHAY   SAVIYEVICH   (1930,  Andijan). Med. Doctor, D.Sc. (1978). Graduated from And.Med.School (1964). Вetween 1971-1981 – chief of the Central  Sci. Research Lab.  at  And.  Med.  School,  from  1982  –  professor,  chairman of  the  dept.  of  pharmacology,   dean  of  the  pediatr.  Dept.  at

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lead technologi
And.Med.School. Author of patents, inventions, monographs: “Methodical Recommendations to Laboratory Lessons on Pharmacology for Students” (1985), “The main physiological  constants  and ratings  of children’s  age for students” (1986). Repatriated to Israel in 1990.

 PULATOV, GRIGORIY (GAVRIEL) YUSHUVAYEVICH (1940, Samarkand). Engineer, PhD in Tech. Sci (1975). Graduated in the technology of colorful and rare metals at Mos. Inst. of Steel and Alloys (1967). Sen. researcher (1976), then the scientific secretary of the Inst. of Chemistry at the AS of Tajikistan. Studied chemical properties of non-ferrous metals. Author of  40 scientific
papers, and inventions. Co-author of the monograph “Flotation Reactants” (1980). Received a honor badge “Inventor of the USSR”. Was a member of the Council of the Bukh.-Jewish Culture Center “Khoverim” in Dushanbe. Immigrated to the US in 1993. Coordinator of the Queens branch of the Internat. Academy of Kabbalah. Since 1995, employee protecting of the environment company in NYC.

 ULATOV  YAKOV  YUSHUVAYEVICH  (1938,  Samarkand). He graduated  from  the Samarkand  Inst.  of Coop.  Trading  as a Public  Catering  Technologist  (1960),  then   taught  at Dushanbe Trade  College.  In  1978  he  founded  the  School  of  Culinary Excellence  and  Service,  and  later  the  first Central  Technology Lab. of the Trade Ministry of Tajik SSR. Since 1982 became the st of the Public Catering Management of the  Trade Ministry. He
published the first compilation of Tajik ethnic cuisine recipes and developed many state standard specifications for the products produced by the catering and the food industry in Tajikistan. In 1986-1991 – the Deputy Director of the public catering in the Frunze district of Dushanbe. In 1991 he repatriated to Israel. He seriously studies Kabbalah and Kabbalistic explanations  to Torah, natural  phenomena,  public life, and historical  events. Author  the articles  in Russian-language  newspapers  in Israel  and  the  USA and  book   “Thoughts about the Spiritual”(2011). Since 2012, he has been active in the public life of the BJ community. He is also a curator of the “Religion and Tradition” section of the Electronic Video Encyclopedia of BJ, project in portal “Asia-Israel”.

 RABIN, HIZKIYA ha-COHEN (1872, Bukhara – 1945, Jerusalem). Religious figure. From 1896, supervised the community   in  Bukhara,   was  famous   for  the  collection   of donations   for  the  Sephardic   communities   in  Jerusalem.   In
1925, was arrested for his religious activities. In 1930, fled to
Afghanistan, helped Bukh.-Jewish refugees.
RABIN,  ITSKHAK  ben HAIM  (1848 – 1896, Bukhara).  Rabbi.  Received  a religious education. In 1866 became a rabbi and headed the community of Bukh. Jews in Bukhara for some 30 years.

 RAKHNAYEV,  ILYA ROTHSHILDOVICH  (1934, Samarkand
– 2003,  Vienna).  Artist.  Graduated  in  live  painting  from  Tash. State Theatrical-Artistic  Inst (1958). From 1966 – chief artist of Dushanbe, chairman of the Artistic Council. Painted pictures of the builders of the Baikal-Amur railway, Nurek Hydroelectric Station, portraits  (“Dancer”,  “Professor  Yuno  Datkhayev”),  landscapes.
Exhibitions abroad, two works are in the Tretyakov Gallery. From the beginning of the 1990s, lived in Vienna, received a professor’s rank. Painted Jewish topics (“Torah Lesson” (1901), “War” (1992) etc.)

RASHID   ad-DIN   FAZLALLAH   ibn  ABUL-KHAYR   (RASHID   al-DIN TABIB) (1247 – 1318), doctor, historian, political figure in Iran. Born Jewish, after conversion to Islam, served as a court doctor, the chief vizier. Wrote “World History”, highlighting known states and nations of the world and becoming one of the most significant compositions of Moslem civilization. In this composition, there is a section “History of the Sons of Israel”. Subsequently, he was accused in poisoning the governor and was executed.

 RIBACOFF, DAVID ILYICH (1925, Bukhara). Businessman, known  leader of Bukh. Jews in New York. In 1928, his family moved to Egypt, from 1956 in Brazil, and from 1963 in the US
. Member  of the Executive  Council  of the American  Sephardic Federation and the Global Council of Sephardic Education in Jerusalem.  Assisted  new  immigrants  in  finding  work,  housing
accommodation and receiving education. Played a big role in the construction of the Bukh. Jewish Center in Queens, NY. Awarded by the New York City Council for merits in social activism (2002).

 RON,  SHOSHANA   (1933,  Tashkent).  Public  figure,  teacher. Living in Israel since 1934. She graduated from Hebrew Univ. in Jerusalem. (1967). General director of organization of  Bukharian Jews “Brit Yotzey  Bukhara”.  For 30 years worked  in sphere of education.

 RUBINOV,  BORIS  GAVRIELOVICH      (1951,  Samarkand  –
1987, Samarkand). Artist of the puppet theater and painter, member of the Artists Union of the USSR (1983). Graduated from the Tash. State Theatrical-Artistic  Inst.  (1977).  From  1978  – chief  artist  of the Samark. puppet theater. Directed 60 performances, among them festival winners - “Alimjan the Magician”, “Miracle - Cotton Seed”.
On int’l exhibitions, were presented the sketches to the performances, pictures “Violinist”, “Mazar”, etc.

 RUBINOV, ILYA MOISEYEVICH     (1931, Tashkent). Med. Doctor. Graduated from Tajik Medical  School (1954). Chief of the ear-throat-nose div. at the Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan. Immigrated to the US in 1980. First among Bukh. Jews received an American medical doctor’s (MD) certificate. Worked as a Internist in a medical office (the state of Florida).

RUBINOV, MIKHAIL ISAKOVICH    (1944, Andijan). Biologist, D.Sc. in Bio (1990). Graduated in biology from Sam. State University (1966). Docent (1979), Chairman of the department (1985) of the theory and technique of physical education at SamSPI (1985-1986). Dean of the physical education Dept. at JizakSPI from 1986. Author of a monograph “Genesis Elements of Scientific Mental Ontology” (1985). Immigrated to the US in 1993. Sci. researcher at the Department of molecular biology in Los Angeles (from
1995).

 RUBINOV,   MIKHAIL  YAKUBOVICH   (1909,  Samarkand  –
1966, Tashkent). Med. Doctor. Honored Doctor of the UzSSR (1957). Graduated from Tash. Medical School (1935). In 1940, began working as a surgeon in the Clinical Hospital of Tashkent. Participant of WW II. After the war – assistant head of the Personnel Department at the Ministry of Health of the UzSSR. Received state awards.

 RUBINOV, ROMAN SIONOVICH (1930, Dushanbe). Med. Doctor,  PhD  (1963).  Graduated  from Taj. Med.  School  (1952). Assistant of professor of the radiology dept. at Taj. Med. School. Author of the monograph on the X-ray diagnostic of thick intestinal illnesses. Repatriated to Israel in 1980. Radiologist in Tel-Aviv at a Health Center. Chairman of the club of Bukh.-Jewish intellectuals
“Dilkusho” in Petah Tikvah.

 RUBINOV, ROSHEL DAVYDOVICH (1966, Shahrisabz). Singer,  performer  of  traditional  music,  poet.  Graduated from the Taj. State Inst. of Arts (1986). Immigrated to the US in 1995. Author of the book of the verses “Ilkhomi Dil” (2000).

RUBINOV,  YAKOV  IMANUELOVICH  (1942,  Bukhara).  Educator, philologist,  D.Sc.  in  Philol  (1991).  Graduated  in  history-philology   from BukhSPI (1967). Consultant of the  history-philology dept. at BukhSPI (1985-
1990). Repatriated to Israel in 1993.
 RYBAKOV,  IMANUEL  (IGOR) ALEXANDROVICH  (1982, Tashkent). Immigrated to the US in 1999. Financial analyst. Graduated  with  a BA in  Business  Administration  in  Corporate Finance from the  Queens College (2008).  Deputy Director of the Heritage Museum of Bukh. Jews (2003), president of the Association of Bukh. Jewish youth “Akhdut” - “Unity” (2005), organized by
the initiative of the club “Roshnoyi”. Publishing Editor of the “Achdut-Unity” – Youth edition to “The Bukharian Times” (2006). Adjunct Lecturer of the Jewish Studies Department at Queens College (2010). Author of the sketch “Participation in  the  Development  of  Industry  of  the  Turkestan  Region”,  co-author  of  the section “Bibliography” in the 2 volume book “History of Bukharian Jews. (1865-
2000)” by common edition R. Pinkhasov (2005). Author of the textbook “Easy Bukharian” (2011). Rendered assistance in preparing the book “Bukharian Jews. Encyclopedic Reference” (2008).

 RYBAKOV,  PINKHAS  (1840, Bukhara – 1914, Jerusalem). Merchant of the 1st guild. Public figure. Co-owner of the “Pinkhas and Rafael Rybakov Trading house” in Kokand (1913).

 SABZANOV (SABZON), YAKHIEL RAFAILOVICH (1929, Dushanbe – 2013, New York). Composer, gijak performer, conductor, public figure, Teacher. Honored Worker of the arts (1974) and People’s Artist of Tajikistan  (1989).  Member  (1956)  of the Composers Union of the USSR,AmericanAssociation of Composers (ASCAP,   1998).   Graduated   from   Tash.   Conservatory(1955).
Professor at the div. of the composition, instrumentals and reading of the partitas (1988), Chairman of the dept. of composition and instrumentation reading scores at the M.Tursun-zade Taj. State Inst. of Arts (1977-1992). His main compositions: operas “Returning” (produced in the Taj. and Uzb. Theater of Opera and Ballet
- 1967, 1968), “Examination” by F.Ansori plays “Imtihon” (“Examination”) and “Ba’di Imtihon” (“After the Examination”); 5 musical comedies, oratorio “Lights of the Nurek” (1970), more than 10 cantatas, 4 poems for symphonic orchestra, concert for piano with orchestra, for chamber orchestra, creations for orchestra of ethnic instruments, chamber-instrumental ensembles, music for theatrical performances  and films, songs and romances. Compiler of collections of songs and romance compositions of personal works and composers of Tajikistan. More than 100 works of the composer have been released by publishers in Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Tashkent, Dushanbe. Author of manuals. Books “Chrestomathy on reading of symphonic partitas composers to in 3 parts” (1976), “Life in the Music” (1999, New York), “Life in the Music: Reminiscences”, 2nd edition (2006, New York, in Russian and partly in English). Received state awards. Immigrated
to the US in 1992. About him it is written the book “Yahiel Sabzanov” (author - Popandopulo TA).

 SABZANOV (SAVZON), YAKOV ARONOVICH (1930, Dushanbe).  Artist,  educator,  writer,  PhD  Ed  (1974).  Graduated from Artistic College (1951) and in phys-math from TajSPI (1957). Docent  (1979)  div. of architectural  graphics  at TajPI,  where  he taught drawing, painting, and sculpture. Organized 3 personal exhibitions  (1967, 1985, 2002). Some of his pictures are bought
by Tajik museums. Repatriated to Israel in 1990. Member of the Artists Union of Israel. Personal exhibition of his 58 art works in Arad (2002). Author of the series of articles relating to arts education and novellas “ The Bread of Exile” (1997), “Revelation” (2003).

 SADYKOV, YURIY OSHEROVICH (1946, Bukhara). Businessman,   public   figure.  Graduated   from   TashPI   (1971). Worked in the system of the Ministry of Oil and Gas Construction in Uzbekistan. Immigrated to the US in 1991. Presented the American company “Dialogue International”  on the construction of oil and gas structures  in Uzbekistan.  President  of the Bukh.-
Jewish Heritage Museum in New York.

 SAIDOV, ARON RIBIYEVICH (1902, Samarkand – 1954, Tashkent). Public figure. Organized the Bukh.-Jewish  newspaper “Roshnoyi” in 1926 in Samarkand, using the Hebrew script. From
1929 – chief editor of the newspaper  in Tashkent,  subsequently renamed “Bairoqi Mihnat”. Graduated from the Comm. Univ. of Eastern in Moscow (1929), and Higher School of Propagandists
at the Central Committee of the Comm. Party (1937). In 1937-1938, - Instructor Press Department of the Central Committee of the Comm. Party of Uzbekistan. Suffered repression in 1938, but in 1939 was exculpated and worked as a director of the united publishing House of the newspapers  “Eastern Pravda” and “Kzyl Uzbеkistan”. One of the supervisors of the Komzet at the Central Committee of the Comm. Party of Uz. and the OZET company. Member of the Central  Executive Committee of Uzbekistan in two convocations. Received state awards.  In 1973, a street in the Sabir-Rakhimov district of Tashkent was renamed in his honor.

 SAIDOV, YAIR SHAMUELOVICH    (1941, Samarkand). Poet, member of the Writers Union of Israel. Engineer. Graduated from (1966) Taj. Agr. Inst.  Repatriated to Israel in 1991. Chairman of the Union of Bukh.- Jewish Writers of Israel. Published collections of the verses “Voice of the Ardent Heart”, (1998) “New Century”, (2001) “Drop”, (2005) “Tale of Mother”, (2005) musical comedy
“New Life”, (2004) drama “Samson - Athlete”. Laureate of literary premiums of
Shimun Chacham, Muhib (2011), and V.Nekrasov (2012).

 SAMANDAROV,   GAVRIEL  RUBINOVICH   (1910,  Kokand
–  1987,  Dushanbe).   Educator,   literary  critic,  writer.  PhD  in Philol   (1950).   Graduated   from   Inpros   in   Tashkent   (1928). Senior   instructor   of   the   history   of   Tajik-Persian   literature depart.  at TajSPI.  Docent  (from  1952).  Author  of  50  scientific papers,   an      the   textbook   “Tajik   Soviet   Literature”.   Wrote
stories and novellas in Bukh.-Jewish language.

SAMANDAROV,  YUDO ARONOVICH  (1907, Samarkand  – 1982, Caracas, Venezuela). Med. Doctor, ophtalmolog. Emigrated to Germany. Graduated from the Medical School in Portugal (1935). Lived in Venezuela. Opened a personal clinic in Caracas.

 SAMANDAROVA,   SARA  ARONOVNA   (1914,   Kokand   –
2002, Tashkent). Soprano. Honored Actress of Uzbekistan (1943). Graduated from (1944) Tashk. Conservatory. Soloist at the А.Navoi Uzbek  State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1939-1964). Career highlights: Tatiana (“Yevgeny Onegin” by P.Tchaikovsky), Tamara  (“Demon”  by А.Rubinstein),  Liza (“Queens  of Spades”
by P. Tchaikovsky),  Nigyor (“Kyor-ogly” by U.Gajibekov), Maisara (“Tricks of Maisara” by S.Yudakov) and oth. Performed songs of Uzbek composers. During WW II acted in front-line concert teams. Received state awards.

 SACHAKOV, BASAEL (MASAEL) ILYICH (1880, Tashkent –
1962, Tashkent).  Rabbi. Received  a religious  education.  Shohet, mohel, rabbi of the Tashkent community. Was arrested in 1932 for religious activities. After his release in 1941, continued working as the community rabbi. Due to his active participation, a synagogue on  Chkalov  Street  and  land  at  Chigatai  for  a  cemetery  were
purchased in Tashkent.

SEZANAEV,  MANASHE  ARIEVICH  (1929 Samarkand  – 1982, Samarkand). Businessman,   philanthropist.   Commodity   expert.   Graduated   from   Samarkand Institute of Soviet Trade (1952). Director of  the Management Commission trade city
of Samarkand. Selflessly helped the needy and the community of Bukharian Jews of
Samarkand.

 SEZANAYEV, MOSHEKHAY ARIYEVICH (1952, Samarkand). Businessman, jeweler, public figure, philanthropist.  Graduated from the Dushanbe Coop. College (1985). Opened in Dushanbe in Tajikistan only pawnshop “Antique” (1984). In 1992-1993 headed the Jewish Cultural Center “Khoverim”, played a big role in the organization of
the departing Jews to Israel and the US. Immigrated to the US in 1993. Publisher and sponsor of the magazine “Nadezhda” (1998-2000). Author of book “Hearts beating in unison” (2012).

 SHAHOMOROVA  - RON ESTHER (1952, Tel Aviv ). Athlete. In 1969 at the Maccabean Games VIII won first place in the women’s
100m and 200m , as well as in the long jump. In 1970, in Bangkok – winner of gold medals in the hurdles, and the pentathlon. At the Asian Games in 1974 won three gold medals (in the 100 and 200 m and 100 m hurdles). In 1984 he was awarded a bronze Olympic Order of the
International Olympic Committee. He is included in the top five athletes in Israel.

SHAKAROV, ARTHUR ABOHAEVICH (1975, Bukhara). Businessman, philanthropist.  Electronics engineer in computer technology. Since 1992, in the United States, New York. He graduated from the Technical Carrier Inst. (1998), in Hospital Veteran Affairs at NY Medical School (1998-1999). Since 1999, co- owner of the prestigious restaurant “King David”. Sponsor of book “Bukharian Jews in the world” in English.

 SHAKAROV,    DONIEL   BENYAMINOVICH    (1900, Panjshanbe –1983, Samarkand). Public figure. Graduated from (1918)  the  yeshiva  of  Shlomo  Levi  Elizarov  in  Samarkand. Mohel,  shohet,  teacher  of Judaism.  Rabbi in the synagogues  of Samarkand, supervised the Bukh.-Jewish. community of the New City  of Samarkand.  Author  of the manuscript  of reminiscences
“Panjshanbe”. On the wall of the synagogue on Republic Street, a memorial plate is installed in honor of the founder rabbi Doniel Shakarov.

SHAKAROV ZALMAN SIONOVICH (1946, Kokand). Engineer-constructor, economist.  Public figure. He graduated  from TashINE  (1971).  He took a part in restoration of Tashkent after earthquake 1966, worked in the system of Centr. Tash. Construction as the Chief Engineer at one of Management. He had been a Deputy of Gen. Director of Sci. and Production Ass. “Project TechRepair”. He  was one of the founders of the Rep. Jewish Center and BJC in Uzbekistan,  initiator of a new building of Synagogue in on Chkalov Street and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors on improvement of BJ cemetery, Chigatay. In 2001 he organized the first topographical videotaping of all cemetery sites, releasing 10 catalogs.  Since 2003 lived in Germany.

 SHAKHMUROVA, IRINA BORISOVNA (1950, Tashkent) educator, social worker. Graduated from Khamza Music College, Tashkent (1969). In 1969, she was accepted into Tash. Conservatory. Between  1969 and 1989, she worked as a Chorus Conductor  in the musical school and as a Music Master in public school. Since immigrating to the US in 1989, she was a student at CUNY (1992-
1994). For her merits to the community, she was awarded an honorary title of 2002 “Woman of the Year”. In 2003, the NYC Council has awarded Irina in City Hall with “The New American woman” certificate for her Participation in the rescue efforts at Ground Zero after 9/11/2001. Till this day, she is an active lobbyist of the “Roshnoyi-Light” club.

 SHALAMAYEV,   ARON  EFREMOVICH   (1917,  Bukhara  –
2004, Tel Aviv). Writer, poet, playwright, publicist, member of the Writers Unions of the USSR and Israel. Honored Art Worker of Uzbekistan (1989). Graduated in phys-math from CASU (1940). For 25 years, director of the Bukh.-Jewish, Uzbek-Russian schools. Repatriated to Israel in 1991. One of the initiators of the creation
of the Bukh.-Jewish.  Musical-Dramatic  Theater and the Union of Bukh.-Jewish Writers of Israel. From 1998 – deputy Chief editor of the magazines “Mash’al” and “Hatkhiya”. Author of 9 plays in the Bukh.-Jewish language performed in theaters of Uzbekistan and Israel: “Okibat” (“Consequence”, 1977), “Ibn Sina” (“Avicenna”,
1980), “Iztirob” (“Sincere Sufferings”, 1982), “Omar Khayam” (1986), “Akhmad Donish” (“Beam in the Haze”, 1988), “Alisher Navoi” (“In the Gold Cell”, 1991), “Kon Sachragan Chinor” (“Exsanguinated Plane Trees”). Wrote in Bukh.-Jewish language the play “Yosef ha Tzadik” (“Joseph the Righteous ”, 1993). Founder of the historic-biographical  genre in modern Bukh.-Jewish  literature.  In Israel, published more than 10 books, including                          “Aharonnoma”  (book 1 published  in 1993, book 2, 3 in 1994), story of the singer Mikhoel Tolmasov “Khofizi Mashkhur Mikhoel Tolmasov” (1994), “Esther ha Malka” (“Queen Esther”,  1996),  “Reminiscence”,  “Pearl  Spread”,  “Barnoi  Mo”  (“Our  Barno”,
2001), “Moshe Rabenu” (2002), “Vicissitudes of Life” (2005). Published with H. Tolmas the two-volume book – anthology of Bukh.-Jewish literatures of “Pages of Literature of Bukhаrian Jews” (1998).

 SHALAMAYEV, IOSIF ABRAMOVICH  (1940, Tashkent). Tenor. Honored actor of Uzbekistan (1986). Graduated from the Tashkent  Conservatory(1969).  Soloist  of concert  orchestra  on the Radio and TV of Uzbekistan (1965-1969), Kuibyshev Opera Theater  (1970-1973),  State Theater  operettas  in Tashkent  and the A.Navoi  Uz. State Academic  Theater  of Opera and Ballet
(1976-1993). Career highlights: Alfred (“Traviata” by G.Verdi), Almaviva (“Barber  of Seville”  by G.Rossini),  Faust (“Faust”  by C.Gounod),  Rudolph (“La Boheme” by G.Puccini),  Foolish (“Boris Godunov” by М. Mussorgsky is debut  on the  scene  of the  Metropolitan  Opera,  New York),  Barklay  de- Tolli (“War and Piece” S.Prokofyev),  etc. Actor of leading roles in classical operettas and a singer of variety songs. Immigrated to the US in 1993. Soloist at the Metropolitan Opera.
SHALAMAYEV,  ISKHAK (ISAAC) ben SHIMON (1890, Jerusalem – 1962, Israel). Teacher.  Received  a Sephardic  religious  education.  Trained children in Hebrew in the pre-Soviet period. The first director of Inpros (1921-1924).

SHALOMO  ben SHMUEL  (first half of the 14th century,  Khorezm).  Jewish intellectual-philologist,  Talmudist,  poet. Moved to Urgench in 1338. Compiled the dictionary “Milon Ivrit-Farsi”. Played a big role in the lives of Jews, living in Central Asia among Persian-Tajik peoples.

 SHALONOV,  PULAT (PINKHAS) MIKHAYLOVICH  (1942, Leninabad). Medical Doctor, D.Sc. (1986), professor (1988). Graduated from (1965) Taj. Med. School. Chairman of common surgery dept. at Taj. Med. School. (1986-1990).  Member  of the Higher Attestation Commission (HAC) in emergency surgery at the USSR Council of Ministers, Assistant of President of emergency
surgery Board at the Acad. Med. Sci. of the USSR, Chief of the Surgical Military consultant during Soviet Afghanistan military compaign (1979-1987). Author of
242 scientific works, 12 inventions, and 4 monographs: “Surgery of the Elderly and  Senile Age”  (1986),  “Lympho-Hemosorbtion   in  Urgent  Surgery”  (1987), “Peritonitis  elderly”  (1988),  book  “Two  Sides  of One Life”  (2006).  Scientific supervisor of 4 PhD. Immigrated to the US in 1990. Received the MD degree, professor  of Albert  Einstein  Med.  School,  Surgical  Pathologist  at  St.  John’s Riverside Hospital.

 SHAMALOVA-BERKOVICH, YULIYA (1964, Samarkand) Journalist,  Public  and  State  Figure  in  Israel.  M.B.A.  (1998). Member of Knesset (from July, 2009). Repatriated to Israel in 1979. Graduated from a journalism program at the Tel-Aviv Univ (1988) and the Business-School at the Tel-Aviv. Univ (1998). She worked in the Israeli media from 1988. Between 1992 and 2004, - manager
of marketing, then general director at the newspaper “Vesti” (1992-2001), general director of the TV channel “Israel+” (Channel 9) (2001-2004). Between 2004 and
2006, she was engaged in public activity. In 2006-2007 – deputy general director of Kadima Party, in 2009 – member of the 18th Knesset from the Kadima Party.

 SHAMAYEVA,  MUHABBAT  (LYUBOV)  ABRAMOVNA (1944, Bukhara). Concert singer. People’s Actress  of Uzbekistan (1978). Soloist in the ensemble of makomists  at the Uzb. Radio and TV (1963-1965), concerts (1965-1992). In the repertoire there are variety songs of Uzbek composers (among them “Kuchalar”, “Toshkent  Metrosida”,  “Mirzochul  erri”,  “Mohi  Gul”),  Eastern
ethnic songs and Bukh.-Jewish national songs. Performer of traditional classical music, including fragments from shashmakom. Recorded a few disks. 500 songs
from her repertoire  entered into the gold fund of the Uz. Radio and TV. Two films about her art are created: “Muhabbat  Shamayeva  Kuylaydi”  (“Muhabbat Shamayeva Sings”) and “Kuylaganda Bizning Muhabbat” (“When our Muhabbat Sings”).  Went  on tour  in 28 countries.  Immigrated  to the US in 1992,  gives concerts,  and goes on tour in the countries  of Europe and Asia. Soloist in the “Makom” ensemble (New York).

 SHAMSIYEV, YURIY DAVYDOVICH      (1954, Tashkent). Businessman, philanthropist, public figure. Graduated in 3rd level at Tash. Inst. of National Economy. From 1972 he lived  in Israel. From 1975 in the   USA. President  of «Ramben Trading Corp.» (since 1994). The sponsor of the edition of the books: «The Bukharian Jews. An Encyclopedic Reference» (Russian Ed. 2008,
English Ed. 2010), «Bukharian Jews (essay)»,  (in Rus. and English, 2010).

 SHARIPOVA,  RANO  BAYZOYEVNA  (1939,  Tashkent). Concert   singer.   Honored   Actress   of  Uzbekistan   (1977),   the winner of the All-Union song festivals “Song-75” and “Song-78”. Graduated from Tash. Med.School (1963). Soloist and producer of the variety-symphonic orchestra Teleradio Company of Uzbekistan (from 1964). Solo concerts and performances  in many countries.
Recorded disks and 12 TV-films (among them of “Rano Sharipova Sings”, “Songs of Eastern Peoples”, “Concert for Doctors with the Orchestra”, “The Fate”). Lives in Tashkent.

SHIMONOV, BORIS IOSIFOVICH (1932, Kokand). Economist. Graduated in economics of planning, and state logistics, and sale from Mos. State Univ. (1956). Between 1964 and 2001, – director of Tashkent supermarket  “Shark” (“East”). The Chairman  of the Bukh.-Jewish  community  in Tashkent  between 1998 and
2010. A member of  Commission on religions affrais at Cabinet of Ministers of
Uzbekistan from 2001. Lives in Baden - Vurtenberg, Germany from 2005.

 SHIMONOV, KHANAN HISKIYAYEVICH (1939, Karmana [Navoi]). Med. Doctor. Graduated from Sam. Med. School (1963). Medical director of the medical-sanitary clinic in Navoi. Repatriated to Israel in 1974. Senior surgeon at the Ha-Sharon hospital in Petah Tikva. Author research works. Creator of the Bukhаrian – Russian
– Hebrew Dictionary (1987, 1990). Соаuthor of the two-volume book “Bukhаrian Jews in the National and Modern Medicine” (2005). Author of the book “Disturbed Memory” (2008).

SHIMONOV,  HISKIYO SHIMONOVICH  (1896, Karmana [Navoi]) – 1980, Jerusalem). Public figure. Spiritual leader of the Jewish community in Karmana, founded its Jewish cemetery. Headed the synagogue and the chairman of funeral
organization “Hevra Kadisha”. Repatriated to Israel in 1974, lived in Jerusalem.

 SHIMONOV, EMANUEL MANASHEYEVICH (1961, Samarkand).   Rabbi.   Received   a   middle-level   and   religious education.  Mohel,  shohet  of  the  “Gumbaz”  synagogue  (1983-
1985).  Rabbi  of the synagogue  in the New  City of Samarkand (1985-1995). Chief rabbi of Central Asian cities. Immigrated to the US in 1994. Rabbi of the “Beth Gavriel” synagogue (since 1998).
Supervises the kollel – an evening school for adults. Is a member of the council of rabbis of New York. President of the Foun¬dation “Samarkand”.

 SHIMONOV, MIKHAIL ROMANOVICH (1938, Kokand). Engineer-technologist, economist. Graduated from (1960) Tash Textile Inst. Up to 1977 – chief engineer of the Kokand spinning- weaving factory, chief engineer of the Khivan rug integrated plant (1977-1981). From 1981 worked at the Ministry of Light Industry of the UzSSR, manager of the state industrial agency “Uztextileprom”
(1982-1989).   Actively   participated   in  the  construction,   reconstruction,   and operation of textile enterprises. Headed the Main Planning-Economic Department at the Ministry  of Light Industry  of the UzSSR (from 1992  transformed  into the “Uzbeklegprom”  (light industry association), member of the board (1989-
1999). Excellent worker of Uzbeklegprom. Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1999. Creator of crossword puzzles published in Russian-speaking newspapers  and journals  in New York.  Helped  in   preparing  edition  of the books “Bukharian Jews. Encyclopedic  Reference (Rus. Ed., 2008, Engl. Ed.,
2010),  “Bukharian Jews (essay)” (in Russian and English, 2010), “Bukharian Jews. Who is who” (in Russian and English, 2011), “Bukharian Jews.  Memory book” (in Russian  and English,  2013), “Bukharian  Jews in the countries  of World” (2014) et al.

 SHIMONOV,    ZAKHAR   YUSUPOVICH    (1914).   Military doctor, lieutenant-colonel  of the medical service. Graduated from Sam.Med.  School  (1936).  Participant  of WW II, the first army doctor out of Bukh. Jews. Manager of the Hospital on Sakhalin, researcher in the Sci. Res. Inst. of Skin-Vein Illnesses in Tashkent. Immigrated to the US in 1979.

 SHIMUNOV, DAVID NERYAYEVICH (1940, Dushanbe). Businessman. Public figure. Graduated from the Sam. Coop. Inst. (1961). Between 1990-1994, - general director of the Foreign Economic Relations Department of the Samarkand Regional Consumers Union. Immigrated to the US in 1995. Deputy chairman of the charitable fund “Samarkand”.
SHLOMO ben SHMUEL GURGANJI (late 13th Century - early half of the
14th century,  Gurganji,  which  is present-day  Urgench).  In 1339 published  a unique dictionary “Sefer ha-Mishna”  (Book of Eloquence)  - the first written literary monument in the Jewish-Persian language. 18,000 commentaries corre- spond to words and phrases from the Bible, Talmud, and other Jewish religious books.  A handwritten  copy  is  kept  in  the  State  Library  in  St.  Petersburg. Accomplished the translation of the Torah into the Jewish-Persian language.

 SHOLOMOV, BENSION ABOSHOLOMOVICH (1909, Karmana – 1973, Karmana). Teacher. Honored Teacher of Uzbekistan (1964). Graduated in history from TashSPI. Director of a school, inspector at the city board of education. Received state awards.

 SHOULOV, NISON HIYAYEVICH (1925, Bukhara – 2006, Israel).  Musician,  composer-melodist.  People’s Artist  of Tajikistan (1972). Soloist and musical coordinator in State Tele- Radio of Tajikistan. Received state awards. Repatriated to Israel in 1990.

SHOKHIN SHIRAZI (approx. 1290-1370). Founder of Jewish-Persian  poetry. Lived in Shiraz (Persia). His works were based on biblical stories. Poem “Sefer Sharkh Shakhin al ha-Тоrah” written in the Persian language with a Hebrew script is a poetic rephrasing of the Five Books of Moses. It is divided into four parts: “Mussa-noma”  (“Moses’ Book”,  1327),  “Ardashir-noma”  (“Ardashir’s  Book”,
1332),  “Ezra-noma”  (“Ezra’s  Book”)  and  the  “Origin  Book”  (1358).  Author applied in the classical poems style “Vazni Aruz”.

 SIMKHAYEV,  ABO  MALLAYEVICH       (1867,  Kokand  –
1954,  Jerusalem).  Manufacturer.  Merchant  of  the  1st  guild, patron of the arts. Had cotton-refining, oil, and soap factories, cotton plantations in Assak. Visible figure in the committee of the Kokand stock exchange (1916), was a member of the cotton arbitration  commission.  In 1917, his cotton company  won the
first place in the society  of the Kokand  stock exchange.  Had a villa-palace in Kokand, constructed in 1907 (presently the building of the Petroleum Technical School).

SIMKHAYEV, ELEZER ben SIMKHO (MALLABOY) (1840, Bukhara – 1936, Jerusalem). Merchant of the 1st guild, patron of the arts, headed the Bukh.-Jewish community of Kokand. In
1907, built a villa in Kokand (presently the Teacher’s College
 SOLOMI, AMNUN (1924, Israel). Public figure in Israel, lawyer. Received the highest education in Israel. Chairman of “Brit   Yotzei    Bukhara” (1972-1998). Honorary member of this organization.

 SOFIYEV, MIKHAIL SIONOVICH   (1899, Samarkand – 1966, Tashkent). Med. Doctor. Microbiologist. D. Sc. (1940). Graduated from the CASU medical school (1926). Professor, chairman of the microbiology  dept. (1936-1939),  biology  and parasitology  dept. (1948-1963) Tash.Med.School.  Member of the Academic Council at the Ministry  of Health in the UzSSR. Author of 65 scientific
works on epidemiology  of important infectious diseases – toxoplasmosis  of the person and malaria. Received state awards.

 SOFIYEV,    NISON    RAKHMONOVICH    (1923,   Tashkent). Writer, playwright.  Literary pseudonym  “Nishoni”.  Participant  and disabled veteran of WW II. Graduated from the Tash. Law School (1953). Published collections of folklore, writes verses and plays in the language of Bukh. Jews. Immigrated to the US in 1993. Author of the three-volume edition “Guli Nishoni” (2003, 2005, 2008), the series
of plays which were perform  ed in the Bukh.-Jewish theaters in New York and Israel.

 SOFIYEV, RAFAEL (1953, Tashkent). Businessman, philanthropist. He graduated from Music Schhol classes on vocals and accordion (1969) and Tashkent Institute of Foreign Languages (1974), worked as a teacher of English Language, then in the system of tourism - tour guide and translator. In New York City since 1978. He studied at Queens College with an associate degree in accounting
and business, worked as a translator at HIAS, then became involved in the jewelry business store Retail Stores and this has been very successful. A prominent businessman and owner at Almaz Brothers Jewelers retail store. Community Activist. Sponsor of numerous cultural, educational and religious projects. Journalist and Member of the Bukharian Jewish Congress of USA and Canada. Board Member of the Bukharian Jewish Congregation of Jamaica Estates.

SOFIYEV  SHLOMO  (1876,  Bukhara  – 1936,  Jerusalem).  A merchant.  The philanthropist.  The  public  fugure.  He  was  constructed  a  synagogue  in  the Bukharian quarter of Jerusalem. Was the member Board of this quarter.

 SULEYMANOV, RAFAELMISHOELOVICH (1940,Tashkent). Artist applied art in cinema and Theater. In 1968 graduated from the  Mos.  Textile  Inst.  In  1969-1993  –  artist  on  costumes  and artistic director in the film studio “Uzbеkfilm”. Worked on the film “Adventure of Ali-Baba and 40 Thieves” (1979) received prizes at
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the All-Union and at the international (Belgrad, 1981) film festivals. Participated in the production of more than 30 films. Artist-producer of the films: “Overthrow on Instruction  107”  (1982),  “The  Last Inspection”  (1985),  “Tashkent  Winter” (1990), “Alif-leila” (1992), etc. Immigrated to the US in 1993. Theater artist in the “Renaissance” theater (New York). Known as an artist-painter, portraitist, and landscape-painter.

 SUFICHAYEV,  ILYA SIONOVICH     (1933, Ferghana – 2008, Israel). Med. Doctor, PhD (1988). Graduated from Tash. Med. School (1959). Medical director of the Ferghana City Hospital. At different times chief of the ear-throat-nose  div. in a few hospitals of Ferghana. Taught in the FergSPI medical school. Repatriated to Israel in 1991. Co-author of the two-volume book “Bukh. Jews in
National and Modern Medicine” (2004). Member of the Writers Union of Israel.

TABIBOV, ABRAHAM NISANOVICH (1979, Samarkand). Rabbi. Cantor. Graduated  from yeshivas  in Samarkand  and New York. Received  his rabbinic license (“semicha”) from nine outstanding rabbis of Israel and America (1999). Headed  the Ohel  Sara synagogue  (1997-2003).  At present  time,  works  at the Young Israel of Briarwood synagogue. Assisted in the preparation a book “The Bukharian Jews. An Encyclopedic Reference” (in Russian, 2008).

 TAJЕR,   NISIM   SHOLOMOVICH   (also   spelled   TADJER) (1896, Jerusalem - 1972, Jerusalem). Translator, journalist, public figure. Editor  of the newspaper  “Rahamim”,  published  between
1910-1914 in Skobelev (Ferghana). Director of Jewish schools in Cairo, Egypt; between 1918-1919 supervised the Jewish school in Beirut, Lebanon. Edited the political newspaper “Le Levant” and
published a French language newspaper in Damascus(Syria). In Cairo, organized the group “Youth of Zion”. Participated in the Zionist Congress as the representative of eastern Jewish communities.  Returned to Jerusalem and between 1937-1952 supervised the department of Eastern Jewish communities in the movement “Ha- Poel Ha-Mizrahi”. Publisher and editor of the journal “Teuna” (“Aklu Fahm”) in the Hebrew and Bukh.-Jewish  languages. Author of the books “Toldot Yahudei Bukhara” (“History of Bukh. Jews from 600 to 1970”) in the Hebrew and Bukh.- Jewish languagеs (Tel Aviv, 1967).

 TAJЕR,  SHOLOMО   MOSHEYEVICH   (1866,  Jerusalem   -
1935, Damascus,). Rabbi and public figure. Received education in the yeshivas of Jerusalem. Graduated from the Berlin University. Received a doctorate in philosophy  (1919). Вetween 1901-1902
- rabbi of Bukh. Jews of Samarkand, and subsequently Tashkent. Soon after became a leader of Bukh. Jews of the Turkestan region,
where he protected their interests before Russian authorities, assisted the chala. For his civil rights activities, he was stripped of Russian citizenship and was sent beyond the boundaries of Russia. In 1921-1924 - served as a rabbi in Beirut, and in 1924-1929 - in Damascus.

 TAJIKOV, MIKHAIL MIKHAYLOVICH (also spelled TADZHIKOV)  (1928,  Dushanbe  – 1997,  Hanover,  Germany). Physicist, teacher, PhD in Bio (1971). Honored Worker of Education (1989) of Tajikistan  Graduated in phys-math from TajSPI (1950). Docent (1982), chairman of the physics dept. (1961-1979) at Taj.Med.School.  Author  of inventions.  “Excellent  Health  of the
USSR” (1975). Author of 120 scientific articles, 5 certificates for inventions and
68 rationalization proposals. Since 1995 he lived in Germany.

 TAJIKOVA, ZOYA MIKHAYLOVNA (1935, Dushanbe). Musicologist, PhD in art criticism (1977). Graduated in historical- theoretical   Dept.  at  Tash.  Conservatory(1959).   From  1963  – member of the Composers Union of the USSR, from 1980 – Sen. Researcher  at the art history  department  at the Inst. of History, Archeology, and Ethnography at the AS of Tajikistan. Taught at the
Musical College and at the Taj. State Inst. of Arts. Author of about 100 scientific papers, including works on the musical culture of Tajikistan  in the six-volume “Music History of the Peoples of the USSR”. Participant of the conferences and symposiums. Immigrated to the US in 1997. Author of a number of articles about the history of musical art of Bukh. Jews in 2volume book “The History Bukharian Jews. 1865-2000” by common edition of R.Pinhasov (2005).

 TAKHALOV,  SULEYMAN  MANIYEVICH  (1935, Bukhara). Musicologist,  ethnologist, conductor, musician. Professor (1988), PhD in art criticism (1986). Graduated from the Tash. Conservatory (1958). Taught at the div. of ethnic instruments and eastern music at the Tash. Conservatory. Researched folklore and national- professional  music  of  Bukh.  Jews,  Uzbеks,  Tajiks,  and  other
eastern peoples. Author of 7 monographs,  including:  “Basics of the Technique of Trayning to Play on the Afghan Rubab” (1983), “Chrestomathy  for Musical Colleges and Schools of Tashkent” (1967), “School of Play on the Afghan Rubab” (1990). Laureate of the All-Union. musical performers competition. Repatriated to Israel in 1991, where he received a degree of the doctorate of sciences of art- criticism. Professor at the Bar-Ilan Univ. in Ramat Gan and the Rubin Musical Academy  in  Jerusalem.  Author  of  article  “Traditional  Musical  Creavity”  in
2 volume book “The History of the Bukharian  Jews. 1865-2000”  by common edition of  R.Pinhasov (2005).
 TILLAYEVA, SHULAMIT PINKHASOVNA (1907, Jerusalem
– 2003, Jerusalem).  Poetess. Public figure. Lived and studied in Bukhara (1911-1934),  from 1934 lived in Tel Aviv. Wrote more than 100 poems in the Bukh.-Jewish language and in Hebrew. Collection of poems “Shirei Shulamit” published in Tel Aviv in 1981. Was an active member of “Brit Yotzei Bukhara”. Headed funds Sion
Potelyahov (London), and Ilyau Issachar (New York) to support students.

 TOKOV ASHER MENASHEEVICH (1944, Karmine). Publicist and public figure . Graduated strotel’nogo  Dept. TashPI. Deputy Director  of Vocational  School.  Since  1993  in Israel. Author  of books: “Karmina Jews” (2003), “The Tale of Mother” (2006), “Climbing to the roots” (2013). Member of the Union of Bukharian Jewish writers, poets and journalists USA. Executive Secretary of
the Union (since 2013).

 TOKOV,  JURA YADGAROVICH  (1915,  Karmana  –  2002, Israel). Graduated from the Pedagogical Technical School (1930). President of the Bukh. Jewish community of Karmana (1940-1993). Repatriated to Israel in 1993.

 TOLMAS (DANIELOVA), HАNА AMNUNOVNA (1958, Dushanbe). Instructor, researcher of Bukh.-Jewish heritage. Doctor of philosophy, Ph.D (2002). Graduated in English from DushSPI (1982). In 1985-1986, studied at the highest teaching courses at the Leningrad  State Univ. Taught English  at DushSPI  (1986-1989). Repatriated to Israel in 1989. In 1996-1999, studied for a doctorate
at the Hebrew Univ. in Jerusalem. Author of works on languages and ethnography, Bukh.-Jewish literature, participant of int’l conferences on Judaic and Onomastics. Member  of the Presidium  of Club “Roshnoyi”,  representative  of this Club in Israel. Member of the Writers Union of Israel. From 2010, conducts classes in Judeo-tajik at the Hebrew Univ. in Jerusalem. Со-аuthor of the anthology “Pages of Literature of Bukh. Jews” (in 2 v., 1998). Author of the books “Bukhаrian Jews: Bibliography” (2004), “Bukhаrian Jews – Surnames, Names, Nicknames” (2005), “Judeo-Tajik for Hebrew and English speakers. Conversation Guide” (2010). Awarded “Woman of the Year” in 2008 by Women in Science.

 TOLMASOV, AVROM (АVROHOM) GAVRIELOVICH (1956, Samarkand). Singer, performer of shashmakom and eastern ethnic songs. One of the leaders of the eastern art of music, the owner of a rare talent. He had tour in the countries of Europe, Asia and America. His performances are reflected on records, cassettes, and CDs. Repatriated to Israel in 1989; moved to the US in 2002.
 TOLMASOV,  MIKHOEL  JURABAYEVICH  (1887, Bukhara
– 1969, Samarkand).  Singer,  performer  of shashmakom.  Public figure.  Common   ancestor  of  the  Tolmasov   musical  dynasty. People’s  Actor  of  Uzbekistan  (1937).  Twice  elected  deputy  of the Supreme  Council  of Uzbekistan  (1940  and 1948).  Director of the Bukh.-Jewish  theater. Received  state awards.   A street in
the Eastern Quarter of Samarkand bears his name. About his work written book
“Outstanding singer Mikhoel Tolmasov” by Aron Shalamaev (1994).

 TOLMASOV, RAFAEL MIKHOELOVICH (1923, Samarkand
– 1995, Israel). Lyrical baritone,  singer, actor. People’s Actor of Tajikistan (1968). Soloist at the S.Ayni Taj. State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1940-1990). He studied opera singing in the studio of the same Theater. Performed more than
90 operatic roles. Career highlights: Shakhrbon (“Kova the Smith” by S.Balasanian  and Sh. Bobokalonov),  Pulat (“Pulat and Gulru” by Sh.Saifutdinov), Bahodur (“Damned by the People” by D.Dustmukhammedov), Valentin (“Faust” by C.Gounod), Stepan (“Family of Taras” by D.Kabalevsky) etc. Known performer  of variety songs of Tajik composers,  int’l songs, and traditional classical music, including elements of shashmakom. Repatriated to Israel in 1991. First director of the Bukh.-Jewish Musical Dramatic Theater in Israel (from 1991).

 TOLMASOV  URIEL MIKHOELOVICH  (1922, Samarkand -
1978, Samarkand).  Gijak performer, composer. Honored Worker of the arts of Tajikistan (1977). Graduated from Tash. College of Music (1938). Soloist and orchestra leader of ethnic instruments. Created more than 300 songs and instrumental melodies.

UVAYDOV,  SEMYON  RODSHILDOVICH  (1932,  Tashkent).  Wine  maker. Graduated from the winemaking  Dept. at Tash. Agr. Inst (1954). From 1954 to
1993, - worked at the plant “Tashvino” as the chief wine maker, chief engineer. Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1993.

 UVAYDOVA, ZOYA RAFAILOVNA (1942, Dushanbe). Philologist, folklorist. Graduated in philology from Taj. State Univ (1963).  Junior researcher  of the folklore  division  at the Rudaki Inst. of Language  and Literature  at the AS of Tajikistan  (1957-
1991). Participant of folklore expeditions. Immigrated to Israel in
1991. Activist in “Brit Yotzei Bukhara”. The chief of the women’s club in Shekhunat  Shapiro.  Member of the Writers Union of Israel. Author of the books “Folklori Yahudiyoni Bukhori” (“Folklore of Bukhаrian Jews”, vol. I -
1994, vol. II - 2000).
 USTONIYAZOV, SHLOMO HANANYAYEVICH (1948, Dushanbe). Artist, instructor, journalist, public figure. Graduated from the Dushanbe Art College (1971). Studied Russian philology at Taj. State Univ. Member of the Art Fund of Taj. Immigrated to Israel in 1978. Graduated from the Tel Aviv Univ. He taught drawing, painting and artistic graphics in grammar school. Moved
to Austria in 1989. Pictures, book illustrations. Works are exhibited in museums. Vice-president of Bukh.-Jewish community in Vienna. Founder and chief editor of the journal “Vienna Community”.

 VAADIA, YOASH (1931, Israel – 1997, Israel) Scientist, biologist. Veteran of the Israeli War of Independence. PhD in biology (1958) from the University of California-Davis. Between 1959 and 1962, taught at this university. After returning  to Israel, he joined the Institute  of  the  Negev  in  Beer  Sheva,  where  he  established  a dept. of the physiology of plants and on the efficient use of water.
Head of the Volcano Institute. Served as Vice-President and Director-General  of Hebrew University.  Founder of the US-Israel  Binational Agricultural  Research and Development Fund, serving as its director (1979-1997).

 VADYAEV,   SION  HAIMOVICH   (1878,  Kokand  –  1943, Paris). Businessman, philanthropist. Merchant of the 1st guild. Lived in Kokand, co-owner of the trading house “Vadyaev Brothers”. In 1920 moved to Europe.



 VADYAEV, YAKUB HAIMОVICH (1868, Bukhara – 1936, London).  Merchant  of  the  1st  guild,  industrialist,  head  of  the trading house “Vadyaev Brothers,” turn-over in 1912 – 50 million rubles.  In 1881,  moved  to Kokand.  In 1910,  the trading  house opened  a plant  on its own technology,  and took the first place among all cotton-refining plants in the Turkestan region. One of
the foremen  of Kokand  of the Stock Exchange  committee  (1908);  member  of the Accounting  Committee  at the Russian-Chinese  bank in Kokand;  honorary member of charitable and educational societies in Kokand. In 1928-1933 – chief of the “British-Romanian”  company in London on manufactory sales. The villa constructed by his brothers, is currently the hokimiyat (mayor’s office) of Kokand.

 YADGAROFF,   ANTHONY   (1949,   England).   Public   figure. Jewish Descendant of Jews from Bukhara. Founder and director of Allenbridge Group PLC. Prominent member of the Jewish community of London, vice-president  of a synagogue, treasurer of a charitable fund; director of the Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish rights organization.
 YADGAROV, AMNUN ISAKOVICH       (1939, Stalinabad [Dushanbe]).  Composer, gijak performer, Teacher. Prize winner of the State Children’s Song Contest (1979). Member of the Composers Union of the USSR (1970). Docent (1987) at the div. of compositions, instruments, and reciting of scores at the M.Tursun-zade Taj.State Inst. of Arts (1968-1992). Graduated from the Tashk. Conservatory(1966).
His fundamental compositions: the opera “Safari Ayior” (1988), the symphony “Tajikistan” (1966), concert for piano and symphonic orchestra (1967), the cantata “Tulu’i  Oftob”  (“Ascent  of the  Sun”,  1967),  the  vocal-symphonic  poems  “Guli Bodom” (1979), “Katli”, “Vose” (1988), the symphonic poem “Memory of a Hero” (1970), music to 16 theatrical plays, chamber-instrumental  compositions, songs for children, and romances. Repatriated to Israel in 1992.

 YADGAROV, KHAIM MANAKHIMOVICH  (1920, Ferghanа
- 2008,  Israel).  Med.  Doctor.  Urologist,  PhD  (1970).  Honored Doctor of the UzbSSR (1970). Graduated from the 4-th Mos. Med. School  (1943).  Medical  director  of the 3-rd United  Hospital  of Ferghana, manager of the Medical-Sanitary  Unit of the Ferghana Textile Integrated Plant, headed the city health div. Received the
state awards. Repatriated to Israel in 1996.

YADGAROV, ILYA ISKHAKOVICH (1961, Tashkent). Professional Master on repair and tuning pianos. Philanthropist. He graduated from the Musical College (1976).  Musical  artist  in Tehslozhbytpribor.  Since  1994  in the  United  States. Between 1994 and 2004 he worked in the company “Beethoven  Piano”. Since
2002, president (owner) of the company “Maestro Pianos Company”. One of the sponsors of book “Bukharian Jews in the world” in English.

 YADGAROV,  IOSIF  SEMYONOVICH       (1944,  Margilan). Med. Doctor,  D.Sc. (1983).  Graduated  from And. Med. School (1967). Professor (1984), chairman of the neurology dept. at And. Med. School (1988-1998). Author of 100 scientific papers, and the monographs “Disruption of Sleep atAging” (1990), “Parkinsonizm” (2009), “Ischemic stroke” (2013); co-author of book “What we are
sick” (2010) and inventions. Immigrated to the US in 1998. Carried out research in the field of medical statistics for the Bukh.-Jewish Community of New York.

 YADGAROV,  SEMYON  MIKHAYLOVICH  (1910, Margilan
–  2006,  New  York).  Trade  worker.  Honored  Worker  of  Trade of Uzbekistan (1970). Graduated from the Moscow Workers’ Faculty at the Narkompros (1932), the Sam. Trade College (1952). Between  1964-1983  – deputy  director,  subsequently  director  of the Margilan interdistrict  warehouse of the Regional Consumers
Union. Between 1983-1992 – director of the logistic warehouse of the Ferghana Region al Consumers Union. Immigrated to the US in 1992. Author of books “My Memories” (vol. I - 2005, vol. II - 2007).

 YADGAROV, YAKOV SEMYONOVICH (1950, Margilan). Economist,  D.Sc.  in Econ  (1991).  Professor  (1994).  Graduated from the Plekhanov Inst. of the National Economy (1972). Worked as an instructor there. Academic at the Academy of Social Education (1997). From 2005 – chairman of the history of economic studies dept.  at the Plekhanov  Russian  Economic  Academy.  Author  of
6 monographs.  From 2008 – chairman  of the history of economic,  policy and culture dept. at All-Russian Financial and Economic Corresponding Institute. His “History of Economy Studies” (4 editions) remains the textbook for university students of economic universities. Lives in Moscow.

 YAGUDAYEV, ABRAM NATANOVICH (1924, Tashkent). Aviation  engineer,  public  figure. Graduated  from  the Voronezh Aviation Inst (1947). From 1949 – in an aircraft plant in Tashkent, manager of a technologycal office, workshop chief. In 1972-1993
– chief project engineer at the CA Branch of Sci. Res. Inst.at the
State Building Committee of the USSR. From 1965 participated in the community life of Bukh. Jews of Tashkent. Member of the Vaad, deputy chairman  of  the  community  (1984).  In  1993,  elected  chairman  of  the  public council at the Bukh.-Jewish cemetery of Tashkent. Immigrated to the US in 2001.

 YAGUDAYEV,   ALBERT   MOISEYEVICH   (1934,  Tashkent
– 1995, New York). physicist-electronics  engineer, PhD in Phys- Math   (1968).   Graduated   in  phys-math   from   CASU   (1957). Chief of the laboratory,  sen. researcher  (1969) in PTI at the AS of Uzbekistan.  Author  of  more  than  100 scientific  works,   and inventions.   Practiced   plazma  physics  and  high  temperatures,
heliotechnics, and space instrument design. Immigrated to the US in 1992. Public figure in the Bukh.-Jewish. community of New York.

 YAGUDAYEV, ALISHO YAGUDAYEVICH  (1854, Bukhara –
1940, Jerusalem). Merchant of the 1st guild, philantropist. Public figure. One of the organizers of the “Shekhunat Bukharim” (Bukharian   Quarter   in  Jerusalem).   In  1905,  together   with Israel Hefetz, built the most beautiful  home in the Shekhunat Bukharim.

YAGUDAYEV, BORIS MIKHAYLOVICH  (1947, Osh region, Kyrgyzstan). Engineer-electric  technician,  D.Sc.  in  Tech.  Sci  (1988).  Graduated  from Mos. Inst. of Radio Electronics (1969). Between 1969-1993, researcher at
the div. of electrification at the Inst. of Mountain Affairs at the AS of the USSR. Professor of the Mos. Mountain Inst (1990). Author of inventions. Immigrated to the US in 1993 (New Jersey). Engineer at the Emerson Electric Corporation. From 1994 – member of the Society of Engineers- Electricians.

 YAGUDAYEV,  DAVIDHAIM (1873, Bukhara – 1943, Kokand). Rabbi. Merchant. Received religious education. Leading rabbi in Kokand’s synagogue for many years. Taught the Torah to children.

 YAGUDAYEV,  ISKHAK YAKOVLEVICH  (1938, Bukhara –
1998, Israel). Educator, writer, actor, comedian, impersonator, a master of words. Graduated in phys-math from TashSPI (1960). Taught in a school. Actor in a one-person theater. Wrote stories, short comedies, and poems in the Bukh.-Jewish languagе. Repatriated to Israel in 1990. Performed short comedies in the
M.Tolmasov and G.Mullokandov Bukh.-Jewish Theater.

 YAGUDAYEV,   ITZHAK   GAVRIELOVICH   (1944,   Kyzyl- Tepe, Navoi region). Doctor. Ophthalmologist, public figure. Graduated  from Sam.Med.School  (1967). Taught at the Medical Colleges in Bukhara and Samarkand. Repatriated to Israel in 1979. Doctor at the Kupat Holim system in Ramleh. Deputy Mayor of Ramleh (1995-2002).

 YAGUDAYEV, MOSHE (MOISEY) DAVIDOVICH (1902, Kokand – 1963, Tashkent). Physicist, writer, PhD in Phys-math (1947). Docent (1948). Graduated in phys-math from Sam. State Univ  (1934).  Chairman  of the  common  physics  dept.  (1948-
1949), deputy dean of the phys-math program аt CASU. From
1949 – Director, then Deputy Director of the Phys.-Techn. Inst. at the AS of Uzbekistan.  In 1957, founded the first laboratory
of heliotechnics in Uzb. and headed it. Author of 100 scientific papers and 18 inventions. Author of the artistic and publicistic  works in the Bukh.-Jewish languagе: the story “Tuhmat” (“Slander”, 1934), the short stories “Siriyi Noguyon”, ”Kolkhozi Namune” and others. Author, translator, editor of school manuals on Bukharian-Jewish  language.

 YAGUDAYEV, MOSHIYAKH (1862, Bukhara – 1916, Kokand). Merchant of the 1st guild. Materially supported the construction of the “Shekhunat Bukharim”.
 YAGUDAYEV,  MUSHIYAKH  RAFAILOVICH  (1934, Margilan). Physicist, D.Sc. in Chem. (1974). Graduated in phys- math from CASU (1957). Chief of the laboratory of physical methods of research at the Inst. of Chemistry of Plant Substances at the AS of the UzSSR (1967-1991). Taught at TashPI. Practiced chemical-spectroscopic  methods of researching alkaloid structures
and  other  natural  compounds.  Author  of more  than  100  scientific  works  and inventions. Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1992.

 YAGUDAEV VYACHESLAV ABRAMOVICH (1960). Businessman.  Philanthropist.  Patron  of  the Arts.  Since  1980 in the United States. Public figure. The owner of the jewelry company since 1982. President BJ community  in Miami since
1998.

YAHUDA, HAMEKUN (YAHIA ben DAVID or YAHUDOI LORI) (lived in the 16th century). Born in the city of Lor (Iran) and for most of his life lived in Shiraz (Iran). The dates of his birth and death remain unknown.  Wrote in the Persian-Jew ish languagе, the poem “Mahzan al Pand” (“Treasure of Edification”) in the amount of 500 lines.

YAHUDI, YUSUF ben ITZHAK (ISKHAK) (1688-1755). Bukh.-Jewish poet, wrote in the classical Jewish-Persian languagе. Poems “Haft Barodaron” (“Seven Brothers”), “Antiokhusnameh” on the Maccabee revolt, “Muhammas”, including an ode dedicated to Moses, and hymns in honor of biblical prophets. Wrote the commentary to the “Megilat Antiochus” (1749), translated the religious songs of Solomon ibn Gvirol and Israel Najara, which were gathered into Jewish-Persian songbooks.

 YAKUBOV, ABRAM RAFAELOVICH   (1929, Kokand – 2013, New York). Engineer-economist,  public figure. Chief engineer of the Regional Industrial Council of the Ferghana Regional Executive Committee  (1958-1961).  Graduated  from  the  Mos.  Technology Inst. (1963). Chief of the laboratory of economic research and the organization of labor at Uz. Sci. Res. Inst. of Silk Industry. Between
1971-1999, - deputy manager of the State Inspection of Committee of Prices at the Council  of Ministers  of Uzbekistan.  Excellent  Worker  in Price Formation of the  USSR  (1977).  Between  1992-1996,  - deputy  manager  of the  Dept.  of Antimonopoly  laws in Pricing. Deputy Chairman of the Bukh.-Jewish  Cultural Center “Simkho”, the Jewish cultural center of Uzbekistan. Outside сonsultant of the planning-budgetary commission of the Supreme Council of Uzbekistan (1986-
1992). Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 2005. Author of book “My life’s journey (memories)” (2012).
 YAKUBOV, ALBERT    HANANOVICH (1942, Samarkand). Economist. Graduated from (1968)   TashINE. Between 1965-1995 – worked in the Main Administration of Public Nutrition at the Tash. City Executive Committee.  Immigrated  to the US in 1995. Author of the books: “Collection of Lyrical Verses and Prose” (2001), “Knowledge” (2006) and the dramatic comedy “The Enamored Son-in-Law” (2007).

 YAKUBOV,   AMNUN   MIKHAYLOVICH    (1928,   Tashkent
– 2007, Israel). Film director, member of the Cinematographers Union  of  the  USSR  (1964-1991),   prize  winner  of  the  All- Union  Film  Festival.  Graduated  from All-Union  State  Inst.  of Cinematography (1952). Between 1952-1991, - director of the film studio “Uzbekfilm”. Produced more than 100 films, among them
the educational documentaries. Repatriated to Israel in 1991.

 YAKUBOV, ARKADIY RAFAILOVICH (1931, Andijan). Journalist,  eastern  researcher,  translator.  Graduated  from Indian div. of the Eastern Dept. at CASU (1955). Between  1959-1987 served in the military.  Colonel,  managed  the division of one of the leading administrations of the Turkestan Military District. He served  in the  headquarters  of the  Soviet  forces  in Afghanistan
(1980-1983). Awarded by the order of the Red Star (1982). After demobilization – deputy director of the firm at the Ministry of Foreign Economic Ties of Uzbekistan. Immigrated to the US in 1994. Practices sociopolitical journalism. Editor of publishing at the CBJ of the US and Canada. Compiler of the books “Defended of Peace”, and “From the pages of  “Bukharian-Jewish  world” newspaper” in 2 volumes (2008). Author of books: “The Light of a Distant Star” (2011), “Tests contrary” (2012).

 YAKUBOV,  BORIS MANIYEVICH  (pseudonym  YAKUBI) (1920,  Kokand  –  1988,  Tashkent).  Educator,  poet,  wrote in the Bukh.-Jewish language. Graduated the Dzerzhinsky Artillery Academy. Participant of WW II. Deputy Director of the boarding  school of music students  in the Turk. Military District.    In   1998,   his   works    “Rubai”,    “Vasiyatnoma”
(“Bequest”) were published in Israel.

 YAKUBOV EDUARD KHASTOYEVICH (1951, Tashkent). Mathematician,  PhD  in  Phys-math  (1981).  Graduated  in  math. from the phys-math Dept. аt the Tash. State Univ (1978). Docent (1983) of the Mech.-Math Dept. at the Tash. State Univ. Repatriated to Israel in 1989.  Professor of mathematics and chairman of  the dept. at the Holon Technion, taught at Tel Aviv Univ.
YAKUBOV, HAIM YAKUBOVICH (HODZHI) (1858, Bukhara – 1932, Kokand). Merchant of the 2nd guild, Founder of the first synagogue in Margilan.

 YAKUBOV,  ILYA MANIYEVICH  (1937, Tashkent). Teacher. Graduated in phys-math from TashSPI (1960). Deputy director of the highest professional school. Immigrated to the US in 1994. Author of stories,  sketches  in the Bukh.-Jewish  and Russian  languages (tale “The Finding”, the plays “The Return”, “Immigrants” (2006), publicity  work “Bukh.  Jews in the Public Education  of Central
Asia and Kazakhstan” (2005), collections of “Selected Works” (2007; 2009).

 YAKUBOV, ILYA YADIDOVICH (1932, Tashkent). Economist, writer, publicist, D.Sc. in Econ (1980). Graduated from TashFEI (1957). Professor (1983) at TashINE. Taught on courses at the Tash. Highest Party School. Author of 5 monographs:  “The Economic Reform” (as a co-author, 1969), “The Problems of Specialization of Engineering  Industry  in Uzbekistan”  (as a co-author,  1971),
“Acceleration of Scientific and Technical Progress” (1980), “Efficiency of Acceleration  Scientific and Technical Progress in Land Developments”  (1989). Repatriated  to Israel in 1998. Prepared encyclopedic  research on the history of Bukh. Jews (in Russian). Author of the books “Series of Sketches of Bukh.-Jewish History and Ethnography” (1999 -2000), “Wars in the Fate of Bukh. Jews” in two vol-umes (vol.1 – 2005, vol.2 – 2010).

 YAKUBOV, IOSIF RAFAILOVICH        (1939, Tashkent). Engineer, D.Sc.in Tech. Sci (1962). Graduated in airplane-building (1961) from TashPI, professor (1990), chairman of   the aero hydrodynamics dept. at the Tashkent State Technical Univ. (1988-
1994).  Author  of  three  monographs:  “Gasohydraulic  Apologia and its Application” (1978), “Modeling the Flow of Gas” (1981),
“Methods of Apologia in Aerodynamic Aircrafts” (1986). Immigrated to the US in
1995. Engages in literary activities.

 YAKUBOV, ISA RAFAILOVICH (1933, Andijan). Art director. Honored Worker of the Arts of Uzbekistan (1974). Graduated from the Tash. State Theater and Art Inst. in the class of dipresidents (1965).  In 1966-1990  – in Uzb.  Doll  Theater,  in 1990-2000  – producer  and actor of the family theater-studio  “Maskharaboz”. Produced over 50 performances,  including “Farhad and Shirin”,
“Star and the Death of Khoakin Mureta”, “Agent 0-0”, “Cinderella”, “Well, Wolf, You Just Wait!” etc. Series of plays were carried out abroad (Nepal, Bulgaria, Afghanistan,  Burma,  Pakistan,  India,  France,  Germany,  Austria,  and Canada). Immigrated to the US in 1995.

YAKUBOV, LEV ILYICH (1922 - 1995, Chimkent) Musician. Honored Worker of  Culture  of  Kazakh  SSR  (1975)  Honorary  Railway  Worker  of  the  USSR (1974) Coordinator of the Yakubov music ensemble. Performed in cities around Kazakhstan. Also performed in the Kremlin, All-Union Exbit. Achievements  of National Econ., and the “Blue Lights” concerts.

 YAKUBOV, LEVI MANIYEVICH  (1925, Tashkent). Physicist, educator,  journalist,  writer.  Public  figure.  PhD  in  Phys-Math (1963). Honored Worker of public education of the UzSSR (1990). Graduated  in phys-math  from  CASU  (1948).  Professor  (1978). Between 1973 and 1993, chairman of the teaching aids dept. at TashSPI.  Author  of  textbooks  and  inventions.  Writes  verses,
novellas,  plays, and stories in Russian,  Uzbek, and Bukh.-Jewish.  Immigrated to the US in 1994. Editor of the Bukh.-Jewish  newspapers  “Zamon” (“Time”). Chairman   of  the  creative  organization   “Chaikhana   of  Poets”  (1994-2004). Chairman of the Union of Writers and Journalists among the Bukh. Jews of the US (from 2004). Author of the book “The Years of the Life” (2005).

 YAKUBOV, MANI NISANOVICH (1900, Kokand – 1972, Tashkent). Educator, public figure. In 1920, among the organizers of  the  Bukh.-Jewish  school  in  Tashkent,  in  1924  –  the  first children’s home for children-orphans  and needy Bukh. Jews. Up to 1932 – director of this children’s home. Senior inspector of the planning-finance  administration  of the Narkompros  (Ministry  of
Education) of the UzSSR (1932-1942), senior inspector at the district finance div. (1942-1956),  senior tax inspector  at the planning-finance  administration  of the Ministry of Education of Uzbekistan (1956-1970).

 YAKUBOV, MIKHAIL JURAYEVICH (1919, Andijan – 1976, Tashkent).  Agronomist,  manager.  Graduated  from  the Agricult. School, then Tash. Agr. Inst (1960). Between 1939-1943 – cadet of the Kiyev Military-medical College. Participant of WW II. Received  state  military  awards.  Returned  to Tashkent  in 1947. From 1948, agronomist in the state farm trust, between 1954-1959
– director of the state farm «Hillman» in the Tashkent region, in 1959 – manager of the dept. of procurement and delivery at the Ministry of Food Industry of the UzSSR. Between 1966-1976  – senior reviewer of trade, then agricultural  dept. at the Ministries Council of the UzSSR. At the state farm «Hillman» a bust of M.J.Yakubov has been erected.

YAKUBOV,  NATAN  EFRAIMOVICH  (1915, Tashkent  – 1986, New York). A businessman,  philanthropist,  and public figure. In 1933 was the director of a lemonade factory. Worked 60 years in “Uzpromsovet”  where he organized and supervised a network of gift shops. In 1977 he emigrated to the USA. In New York

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accepted active participation in organization of Bukharian-Jewish  synagogue. In
1986 in his memory in New York the Fund of the Jewish education “Or Natan” is based, issues a magazine “Friendship” distributed in many countries.

YAKUBOV, RAKHMIN ASHUROVICH  (1947, Bukhara). Med. Doctor, PhD (1983). Graduated from And.Med.School (1970). Chief of the neurosurgery div. of the Bukhаr. Region al Hospital. Docent (1991-2000), chairman of the neurology and neuro-surgery  dept. at Bukh. Med. School. Immigrated  to the US in 2000. Chairman of the Council of the “Bukhara” charitable fund.

 YAKUBOV, YAKOV ARIYEVICH (1932, Tashkent). Med. Doctor. Graduated from Tash. Med. School (1956). Chief of the neurology div. at the Tash. Physical Therapy Hospital. Produced research works on the complications of osteochondrosis. Author of inventions. Immigrated to the US in 1997.

 YAKUBOV,  YEFIM  ABRAMOVICH  (1954,  Tashkent). Engineer-mechanic,  researcher of archive materials on the history of the Bukh.-Jewish  community. Graduated from TashPI (1976). Repatriated  to  Israel  in  1990.  From  2000  - coordinator  in  the education of students and preparing leaders in the Bukh.-Jewish community  of  Petah  Tikva.  Author  of  the  brochure  “Light  of
Bukhara”  (“Rosh-noyi  Bukhoro”)  (2004)  and  historical  essays  “23  Centuries
Speak”, in which he cites rare archival materials.

 YAKUBOV, YOSHUA RAFAILOVICH  (1900, Margilan - 1988, Tash-kent). Public figure. He held leading posts in the trade area. Headed  the “Tero”  Synagogue  (Tashkent,  Chkalov  Street)  from
1960 to 1985.

 YAKUBOV,  ZAHARYO  SIMKHAYEVICH   (1910,  Khujand  –
1945,  killed  in battle).  Teacher.  Participant  of WW II. Graduated from the Inpros (1927). Teacher in schools, deputy of the Supreme Council of TajSSR (1938-1945).

 YAKUBOVA,   MARYAM  YAKUBOVNA   (1909,  Bukhara  –
1987, Tashkent). Actress of theater and film. People’s Actress of the UzSSR (1955). Graduated from the Mos. Film Actor’s Studio (1929). She played in scenes at the Hamza Theater (1929-1933), and the Sverdlov Theater (1933-1939); from 1939 – at the Mukimi Theater  in Tashkent.  Played  more  than  100  roles,  including  in
the performances  and films “Bay and Batrak”, “To Love or not to Love”, “The Entire Mahalla Talks About It”, “Ice House”, “Tricks of Maisara”, “Girl Without Dowry”, “Hamlet” etc. Participant of international festivals. Author of the book

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“How I Became an Actress” (1984). Her name bears one of street in Yakkasaray district of Tashkent.

YAKUBOVA  MIRIAM  NATANOVNA  (1943,  Tashkent).  Doctor,  editor  of a magazine “Friendship”, chief of organization “Or-Natan”. Graduated from Tashkent  Medical School (1966), worked in Research  Institute of hygiene and work-related diseases. In 1974 with family was repatriated to Israel, worked the doctor in hospital Tel-Ashomer. In 1986 has moved to New York, where work 10 years in hospital “Maunt-Sinai”.  Since 1991 supervises  over organization  “Or- Natan”, from 1991 has created and let out a magazine “Friendship”. She organizes classes on study Hebrew, English, female classes, youth program etc. Woman of Year – 2007 (newspaper  “of New York Newsday”),  2010 (magazine  “Ladies’ world”, 2013 (City Council of New York City).

YAKUTIEL ben ISHAY (1812, Herat – 1907, Jerusalem). Rabbi. In 1828 arrived in Bukhara, subsequently in Shahrisabz. Supervisor and rabbi of the Bukh.-Jewish community of Shahrisabz for 42 years, until his departure in 1895 to the Land of Israel, where he participated in the construction of Shekhunat Bukharim.

 YAKUTIELOV,  ELHONON  (1855,  Shahrisabz  –  1916, Shahrisabz). Rabbi, leader of the Bukh.-Jewish community of Shahrisabz.  Teacher. Was close to the emir of Bukhаra, enabling him to protect the interests of Bukh. Jews.

 YAKUTILOV, ARI (ALEKSEY) YAKOVLEVICH (1942, Shahrisabz). Doctor, stomatologist.  Graduated in stomatology from Tash. Med. School (1965). In 1967-1996  – organizer and medical director of a children’s Dental Clinic in Samarkand. The delegate of several congresses of dentists in the USSR and UzSSR. The president of  Sam. Jewish Cult. Center (1994-1996). Author of scientific works
and  inventions.  Awarded  the  order  of “Labor  Red  Banner”  (1986)  and  medals. Exellence of public health services of the USSR (1981). The honourable Certificates from the SC of the USSR (1987) and Supreme Council of the Uzb. SSR (1987). The councileman  of City Council in Samarkand (1980-1995). The member of Presidium the Dental Society of Uzbekistan (1987). Since 1996 in USA. Assisted in preparation of the edition of books: “Bukharian Jews. An Encyclopedic Reference” (2008), “Bukharian Jews. Memory Book” (2013), “Bukharian Jews in the countries of the World” (2014) .

 YAKUTILOV, BORIS DAVYDOVICH (1950 Shakhrisyabz). Businessman. Philanthropist. Public figure. Graduated from TashPI (1978). Since 1989 in the United States. The owner of a number of jewelry companies. Create a graphic kind of images Yakutiel Ben Yishay (from 1750 to 2012.), which includes more than 5,000 of his

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descendants. Created Internet site «yakutielgenealogy.com». President of the fund “Yakutiel”. Board member of the charity fund “Kokand”. One of the sponsors of the publication “Bukharian Jews. Memory Book” (2013).

 YAKUTILOV,  YAKOV  YUSHIYEVICH  (1905,  Shahrisabz
– 1970, Samarkand). Administrator. Honored Worker of Consumer Cooperation of Uzbekistan (1964). Philanthropist. Graduated  from  Inpros  (1926).  Trade  worker.  Director  of  a Bread Integrated Plant.

 YAKUTIELOV,  YUSHI (1857, Shahrisabz – 1925, Jerusalem). Rabbi, cantor, patron of the arts, businessman. Studied in a religious school in Bukhаra. Maintained the synagogue in Shahrisabz, financed the studies  of Bukh.-Jewish  children.  In 1914,  visited Jerusalem and as a result of the First World War, was not able to return to Shahrisabz.

YEHOSHUA, ITZHAK MIKHOELOVICH (1962, Tel Aviv, Israel). Graduated from the “Rabbinical Seminary of Israel” (1984-1988). Moved to the US in 1988. Worked in the Central Synagogue as the Chief Rabbi of Bukh. Jewish communities of the US and Canada up to 2010.

YONI BEN-MENAHEM  (1957, Israel). Journalist, military and public figure. Captain in the Israel Defense Forces (1975-1983), producer at a television network in Japan (1983-1994). The chief of editorial board of Channel 1 of Israeli TV, on Palestinian affairs, reporter and political analyst. Press secretary of Israeli prime ministers. A detective of Institute of the International Police on terrorism (2002-
2004). General director and editor-in-chief of the Israeli radio (2003-2006).

 YUABOV,   BERAKH   MUSHEYEVICH        (1920,  Tashkent
– 2010, New York). Power engineer, PhD in Techn. Sci (1972), docent  (1983).  Graduated  in energy  studies  from CA Industrial Inst (1944). The main focus of his scientific work – thunderstorm protection  and clearing  from pollution  isolation  of high-voltage power transmission lines. Sen. researcher (1978) of the Central Sci.
Res. Laboratory at the Tash. Inst. of Irrigation and Mechanization of Agr. From 1983 to 1997 – docent at the dept. of electrical systems and networks at the TashPI. Author of inventions. Received two silver medals from the All-Union Exhibition of National Economic Achievements. Received state awards. Immigrated to the US in 1997.

 YUABOV, ISAK МOISEYEVICH (1904, Tashkent – 1966, Tashkent). State and public figure. In 1923, graduated from Trade College, and in 1928 – from the CA Communist University. Director of a technical school in Kokand (1929). In 1930-1935, – headed the

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div. of ethnic minorities at the Central Executive Committee of Uzb. Participant in the battles against the basmachi in Ferghana. Participant of the 3rd All-Russian conference  of working ethnic minorities  in the Russian Federation  in Moscow (1933). In 1935, as a coauthor with Amitin-Shapiro,  issued the book “National Minorities of Uzbekistan”.

 YUABOV,  MIKHAIL  RUBINOVICH        (1907,  Tashkent  –
1996, New York). Mathematician, Teacher. Graduate from Inpros (1927), Graduated in mathematics from the Uz. State Univ (1930). Presented a thesis for the Academic Council of TashSPI (1938) to topic “Triangular  Transformations  of the System of Differential Equations”. Senior instructor, docent (from 1936) of the advanced
mathematics  dept. at TashSPI (1937-1940),  dean of the phys-math Dept (1955-
1973) at the Tash. Agr. Inst. Author of research works. Since1993, lived in the US.

 YUABOV, MIKHAIL YUSUPOVICH       (1935, Tashkent). Educator,   PhD  in  Ed  (1972).  Graduated   in  phys-math   from TashSPI  (1959).  Between  1964 and 1989, – worked  at the div. of the phys-math Dept. of TashSPI, docent (1973). Author of the books “Some Questions of Studying Liquid’s Properties in High Schools Physics Course” (1970), “Laboratory Course of Physics in
High Schools” (1975), “The Trayning of Students in Highest Educational School” (1985). Immigrated to the US in 1990.

 YUABOV, YURIY MIKHAYLOVICH      (1936, Tashkent). Physicist,  D.Sc.  in Phys-Math  (1984).  Graduated  in phys-math from TashSPI (1959). Professor (1986), chief of the laboratory of amorphous  semiconductors  of the PTI at the AS of Uzbekistan, research  and  development  organization  “Solar  Physics”  (1978-
1993).  Author  of  100  scientific  papers,  inventions,   coauthor of the monograph “The Development Prospects of Devices on Amorphous Dehydrogenated   Silicon”   (1985).   He  was  scientific  supervisor   of  8  PhD Immigrated  to the US in 1993. Worked as team leader for the development  of electronic devices in Chicago (1995-2001).

 YUDAKOV, SOLOMON (SULEYMAN) ALEXANDROVICH (1916, Kokand – 1990, Tashkent).  Composer.  People’s Artist of Uzbekistan  (1976).  Honored  Worker  of the Arts  of Uzbekistan (1961). Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1951), the Hamza State Prize of Uzbekistan (1970). Member of the Composers Union of Uzbekistan (1948) and the USSR (1940). Author of music of the
state anthem of Tajikistan (1946). Studied at the Mos. Conservatoryin the class of
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Ishi” (“Tricks of Maisara”,  1958) on the plays of Hamza, produced at the Uz. State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (1959), ballets “Nasreddin’s Youth” (1966) produced in Gdansk, Poland (1967), “Living Flame” (produced at the Uz. State Academic  Theater  of Opera  and Ballet,  1970),  ballet-oratorio  “Victory” (1977); 2 musical dramas; cantatas, 2 overtures, 2 vocal-symphonic poems, vocal- symphonic  suites “Mirzachul”  (1950), “Mother’s Anthem”,  “Furkat”,  “Eastern Poem” etc., music to dramatic performances and films; the cycle of romances to the verses of Pushkin etc. romances; songs. Received state awards. By the decision of the government of Uzbekistan, the S.Yudakov apartment was transformed into a museum of musical art. To the creavity of composer S.Yudakov dedicated book by Vera Plungyan.

YUNUSOV,  AVRAAM  BENYAMINOVICH  (1918,  Bukhara  – 1992, Dushanbe). Administrator.  Graduated  from CA Industrial  Inst (1935). Between
1962 and 1966, headed the construction  trust “Dushanbеstroy”  at the Ministry of Construction of Tajikistan. Between 1966-1989, – 1st deputy Minister of the Communal Economy of TajSSR. Participant of WW II. Received state awards.

 YUSUPOV, AZARYO ben YOSEF HAKOHEN (HABIBI BUKHORI)  (1881,  Samarkand  – 1961, Tashkent).  Typography editor   of   the   Bukharian    Jewish    newspapers    «Rahamim»,
«Roshnoyi», «Bajroqi Mihnat»). Poet-translator. Author of numerous articles and stories, collector of verses in the Bukharian Jewish language (1933). Translated from Persian to the Bukharian
Jewish  language,  the fairy tales “1001  Nights”  (“Hazoru  yak Shab”,  Kokand,
1915). It is the first book on Bukharian Jewish language, published in Turkestan
Region in typographical method in the Hebrew font.

 YUSUPOV, BENYAMIN YAKOVLEVICH  (1962, Dushanbe). Composer, conductor, pianist. Winner of the state competition of pianists (1980), the winner of the prize of the Composers Union of Israel (1992), Israel Prime Minister’s Prize (1999), “Gold Feather” AKUM (Association on the Protection of Authors Rights) (2001,  2003),  the Landau  Prize (2007).  Doctor  of Sciences   in
ethnomusicology (1997), member of the Composers Union of the USSR, member of the Composers Union of Israel. Graduated from the Mos. Conservatory(1987). Author of more than 60 musical compositions. The main compositions: 1st Symphony  (1987),  2nd Symphony  (2005);  concerts  for violin  with  orchestra, concert for trombone  and ethnic instruments;  sonata for violoncello  and piano (1988), concert for violin with orchestra (1998), concert for alto with “Kineret” orchestra (2003), for violin and symphonic orchestra (1994), for flute and string band (1999). Repatriated to Israel in 1990.
 YUSUPOV, EDUARD (1975, Samarkand). Philanthropist. Patron of Arts. Studied  marketing  and financial and credit relations  in Samarkand-Soviet cooperative inst. Graduated in New York. Since
1990 in the United States. Since 1995, led by the financial group. Vice President VKBE. Funded the opening of a computer class and synagogues in Queens school. Member of the Vaad CBJ in New
York. Sponsor of books “Traditions and Life Bukharan Jews” (2012), “Bukhаrian
Jews. Memory Book” (2013).

YUSUPOV, MEER MIZRAKHI ben KHOKHOM YUSUF (1855, Bukhara –
1920, Samarkand).  Lived in Hamadan. In 1881, moved to Bukhara. Was the court tabib (doctor) to the Bukhаrian Emir Abd-al-Ahad (1886-1902). In 1902 secretly  moved  to Samarkand  and received  Russian  naturalization.  Author of the poem of medical  content “Taankhal  Mujarabot”,  a volume of 4000 lines in the Bukh.-Jewish  language; the poem “Urchuza”, consisting of 1000 poetic  lines,  devoted  to the great  philosopher  and doctor Abu Ali ibn Sina (980-1037).

 YUSUPOV, MICHAEL (1977, Samarkand). Programmer. Public figure. Since 1990 in the United States. Since 1995 - member of the financial group,  WHO  is headed  by Eduard Yusupov.  Vice President VKBE. Member of the Vaad Center Bukharan Jews in New York. Sponsor of books in Russian and English: “Traditions and Life Bukharan Jews” (2012), “Bukharan Jews. Memory Book “ (2013).

 YUSUPOV RODSHELD ILYAVUKHAIMOVICH (1946, Samarkand   –  2010,   New  York).  An  engineer.   Studied   and graduated from Tashkent Textile institute. Was the main engineer of a development  shop of a shoe factory  in Dushanbe.  He has brought in huge contribution  for the construction  of the Center of Bukharian Jews of USA in Queens. In his honor the Rodsheld
Yusupov Fund was organized.

 YUSUPOVA, MIRIAM SHIMUNOVNA (1958, Bukhara). Singer, lyrical soprano. Graduated from the Tash. Conservatory(1985).  Soloist at the Uz. State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet. Career highlights: Oikhon (“Tricks of Maisara” by S.Yudakov), Mimi and Musette (“La Boheme” by G.Puccini),  Lucia  (“Lucia  di Lammermoor”  by G.Donizetti),
Olympia (“The Tales of  Hoffmann” by J.Offenbach), Anais (“Moses” by G.Rossini) etc. Solo parts in compositions  for soloists, chorus and orchestra: “Requiem” by W.Mozart, “Magnificat” by J.Bach, “Gloria” by А.Vivaldi, “Stabat Mater” by G.Pergolesi etc. Repatriated to Israel in 1990.
 YUSUPOVA, SORO MIKHAYLOVNA (1910, Bukhara – 1966, Dushanbe). Geologist, D.Sc. in Geo-Min. (1948). Honored Worker in Science and Techniques of Tajikistan (1960). Professor (1950) – first woman professor among the Bukh. Jews of CA. Academician at the AS of TajSSR (1951). Public figure. Graduated in chemistry from the Uz. State Univ (1935). Веtween 1948-1966, – chairman
of the mineralogy  and petrography  dept. at the Tajik State Univ. Author of the book “M.V.Lomonosov”  (1962). Author of the monographs “Colloidal-chemical properties of Uzbekistan’s clays” (1941), “Mineralogical peculiarities of Central Asian  loesses”  (1951),  “Mineralogical  peculiarities  of Vakhsh  valley  loesses” (1959),   “Geology with elements of Mineralogy  and Petrography”  (1964)   and works devoted to geochemistry of separate chemical elements. Compiler of “Short Russian-Uzbek  terminological  a dictionary of geology and exploration” (1941). The deputy  of the SC of TajSSR  in two convocations  (1947-1955).  Received state awards. Her name is given to the Dushanbe Mountain-Geological  Technical School. On the building of Geol. Dept. at the Taj. State Univ. the memorial desk with her portrait was erected.

 ZAKINOV, ILYA EFREMOVICH (1923, Kazalinsk). Med. Doctor. Participant  of WW II. Doctor of a regiment,  captain of medical  services.       Graduated  in dentistry  from Almaty  Med. School (1968). Chief of the City Health Depart., medical director of the Dental Clinic in Leninabad. Received state awards. Lived in the US since 1992.

 ZAUROV, DAVID EMANUILOVICH (1945, Tashkent). Educator, PhD in Agr (1974), Master of the sport in the USSR in fencing. Graduated from the Tash. Agr. Inst (1969). Sen. Researcher of the land improvement dept. at the Tash. Agr. Inst., from 1983 – docent of the plant growing dept., from 1998 – honorary professor at the  Tash. Agr. Univ. Champion of Uzbekistan, prize winner of
the championships the USSR. Author about of 100 scientific works  and соаuthor of 3 textbooks  for high schools (in Uzb. and Rus. langs.): “Agriculture”  (1977) and “Rice Growing” (1989). Immigrated to the US in 1991. The deputy director of scientific programs on CA at the Rutgers Univ. in New Jersey. Scientific works in US, South Korea, Morocco, Germany, and Uzbekistan. Author of “History of the Causey” (2012), “Medicinal Plants of Central Asia: Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan” (2013).

ZAUROV,  EMANUIL  ISAYEVICH  (1906,  Tashkent  – 1985, Tashkent).  Educator,  PhD  in Agr  (1946),  Honored  Worker  of Agriculture   of  the  UzSSR  (1976).  Graduated   from  working college  at CASU  (1928)  and the Tashkent Agr. Inst (1931).  In
 1934, secured his dissertation  in Moscow in the All-Union  Sci.
Res. Inst. of new fiber cultures (degrees then were not awarded). Deduced 5 new grades of Southern hemp, participated three times on the All-Union Exhibition of National Econom. Achievements. From 1944, worked at the Tash. Agr. Inst., from
1952 – docent. Author and со-аuthor of 6 textbooks for high schools, the most known - “Agriculture”  in Uzb. and Rus. langs. (1977) and oth. Received state awards.

 ZAVULUNOV,  ARKADIY  ILYICH  (1934,  Margilan). Economist,  public  figure, D.Sc.  in Econ  (1980).  Graduated  in economics from the Taj. State Univ (1959). From 1982 – prof. at the Taj. State Univ., chief of the division of external econ. connections at the Council on Studying of Productive forces at the AS of Tajikistan. Author of sociopolitical works. Author of
more than 100 scientic works and 10 books. Immigrated  to the US in 1992. Heads the Center of Historical and Sociological Research   at the “Roshnoyi” club in New York. Author of monographs, books: “Development of new Industrial Enterprises of Tajikistan” (1970), “Economical Development Questions of new Industrial Enterprises”  (1978), “Bukharian  Jews: Memory of Past, Faith in Future” (2001), “Five generations  of   Zavulunovs. A Look From the Inside.” (2003), “Life on Two Continents”  (2009), “Mom: eternal memory and gratitude to” (2012).

 ZAVULUNOV, MICHAEL ILYICH (1954, Dushanbe). Businessman.  Graduated from the Tajik State University majoring in “economy of trade” (1980). In 1980-1987 – director of culinary stores  trust  “Gastronomy”  in  the  Frunze  district  of  Dushanbe city, built in 1987 and opened a restaurant “Sapeda”. Since 1990 moved to Vienna (Austria), where he founded a kosher restaurant
“Tajikistan”,  then the restaurant “Da Mikelle-Sapeda-2”.  Since 1998 – in New York, the US   he created the company  “Sapeda-3”  for 2000-2014  and opened new restaurants, sweeping system “Da Mikelle”. These restaurants have earned success with visitors. M.Zavulunov  known as a philanthropist,  sponsor various events, donates to yeshivas and synagogues.

 ZAVULUNOV, MIKHOEL GAVRIELOVICH (1935, Samarkand). Pseudonym – ZAVUL. Poet, Teacher. Graduated in  phys-math  from  the  Sam.  State  Univ  (1959).  Teacher of mathematics in a school. Author collection of the verses “Guldastai Oshiq” (“Bouquet of Love”) (1993). Immigrated to  the  US  in  1994.  In  1999,  in  New  York  published  the second collection of writings “Munojot” (“Secret Prayer”). In
publishing is 3-rd collection of writings.
 ZIRKIYEV,  ARKADIY  (AVRAHAM)  SHALOMOVICH (1946, Dushanbe). Engineer. Philanthropist, patron of the arts. Graduated from the Mos. Mechan. Engineering Inst. (1975). Chief of a department  at an Engineering  Design  Bureau.  Immigrated to the US in 1978. Engineer-designer  in American companies. In
2001 opened Real Estate Development,  author of many building projects, inventions in the US, Great Britain. Vice president of the Temple Construction  Corp., works on the building of the Bukh. Jewish Center in New York. Headed the construction of the mikvah in the synagogue “Bet Gavriel”.

 ZIRKIYEV,   BORUKH   MIKHOELOVICH   (1906,  Bukhara
–   1973,   Tashkent).    Singer,   shashmaqom    expert.   Honored Actor  of  Uzbekistan   (1971)  Master-teacher   of  the  ensemble of shashmaqomists at the State Committee Radio and TV of Uzbekistan. His compositions are recorded to phonograph records of six maqoms.




































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ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF THE NAMES
Abayev, N.M. ...................................18
Abayev, N. (Kairoknavoz).................18
Abdurakhmanov, A.M. .....................18
Abdurakhmanov,  E.E. ......................18
Abdurakhmanov, I.A. .......................18
Abdurakhmanov, M.A. .....................18
Abramov, M.M. ................................19
Abramov, M.S. .................................19
Abramov, P.I. ....................................19
Abramov, P. Ya. ................................19
Abramova, T.M. ...............................20
Abroham, Sh.H. ...............................20
Achildiyev, A.A. ...............................20
Aharoni, A. .......................................20
Aharonoff, M.A. ...............................20
Akbashev, A.Z. .................................21
Akbashev, S.B. .................................21
Akilov, I.R. .......................................21
Akilov, I.H. .......................................21
Akilov (Kalantarov), S.M. ...............22
Akilov, Ya.S. ....................................22
Akilova, M.B. ..................................22
Akilova, V.I. .....................................22
Akilova, Z.I. .....................................22
Aksakalov, Ya.B. ..............................23
Alayev, A.N. .....................................23
Alayev, B.A. .....................................23
Alayev, M.A. ....................................23
Alayev, R.M. ....................................23
Alayev, Ya.N. ...................................24
Alexandrov (Ilyasov), G.S. ..............24
Alishayev, I.S. ..................................24
Alishayev, S.G. .................................24
Aminov, A.H. ...................................24
Aminov, A. (Talmudi) ......................24
Aminov, D.S. ....................................25
Aminov, E.H. ...................................25
Aminov, E. .......................................25
Aminov, I. ........................................25
Aminov, I.A. .....................................25
Aminov, I.M. ....................................26
Aminov, L.R. ....................................26
Aminov, M.N. ..................................26
Aminov, N.A. ...................................26
Aminov, R.N. ...................................26
Aminov, Sh.A. ..................................26
Aminov, S (Siroj).M. ........................27
Aminov, M.H. ..................................27
Aminova-Shamuelova,  M.Z. ............27
Arabov, J.N. .....................................27
Ariyev, M.A. ....................................27
Aronbayev, M.R. ..............................28
Aronov, A.S. .....................................28
Aronov, A.M. ...................................28
Aronov, B.M. ...................................28
Aronov, D.A. ....................................28
Aronov, D.M. ...................................29
Aronov, H.A. ....................................29
Aronov, I.R. ......................................29
Aronov, N.M. ...................................29
Aronov, S.R. .....................................30
Aronov, Yu.S. ...................................30
Aronova, E.R. ..................................30
Aronova, I. .......................................30
Aronova, T.I. ....................................30
Aulov A.H. .......................................30
Aulov, S.B. .......................................31
Aulov, V.A. .......................................31
Aulova, F.I. .......................................31
Aulova,R.A.  .....................................31

Babadzhan, Sh.P. ..............................31
Babakhanov, L. (Levicha) ................32
Babakhanov, M.L. ............................32
Babayev, B.Sh. .................................32
Babayev, B.A. ..................................32
Babayev (Harel), M. .........................33
Babayev (Harel), Ya. ........................33
Babayev, I.R. ....................................33
Babayev, S.R. ...................................33
Babayev, Yu.I. ..................................33
Bachaev, I.M. ...................................34
Bachaev, M.H. (Muhib) ...................34
Badalbayeva-Kaykova,  S.I. ..............35
Badalov, B.P. ....................................35
Badalov, I.Z. .....................................35
Badalov, P.I. .....................................35
Badalov, R.S. ....................................35
Balkhiyev, M.M. ..............................36
Bangiyev, A.B. .................................36
Bangiyev, M.Yu. ...............................36
Bangiyev, R.M. ................................36
Bangiyeva, N.S. ...............................37
Bar-Natan, Yo. .................................37
Baraev, A.M. ....................................37
Barakayeva, L.M. .............................37
Baturov, A.P. .....................................37
Beck, N. ...........................................37
Begimov, Ya.S. .................................38
Ben, D.B. ..........................................38
Ben Israel, I. .....................................38
Benjamini, H.E. ................................38
Benyaminov, A.A. ............................38
Benyaminov, G. (Patak) ...................39
Benyaminov, L.R. .............................39
Benyaminov, M.R. ...........................39
Benyaminov, S.G. .............................39
Benyaminov, Ya.R. ...........................39
Benyaminov, Yu.Yu. .........................40
Benyaminov, Yu.M. ..........................40
Benyayev, E.H. .................................40
Binyaminov, B.B. .............................40
Bobodustov, Ya.A. ............................41
Borokhov, A.B. .................................41
Borokhov, R.N. ................................41
Borokhov, Sh.A. ...............................41
Borukhov, G.A. ................................41
Borukhov, M.B. ................................41
Borukhov, M.Yu. ..............................42
Borukhov, R.Yu. ...............................42
Borukhov, R.I. (Bore) .......................42
Borukhov, S.A. .................................42
Borukhov, M.H. ...............................43
Borukhov,  M.I. ................................43
Borukhov, N.B. ................................43
Borukhova, F.Ju. ..............................43
Bukhori, Yu.I. ...................................43
Buriyev, I.M. ....................................44

Chakchakov, M.P. .............................44
Cohen, A.I. .......................................44
Cohen, A.N. ......................................44

Daniel (Danielov), M.N. ..................45
Danielov, M.B. .................................45
Datkhayev, Yu.I. ...............................45
Davidbayev, R.D. .............................46
Davydov, A.A. ..................................46
Davydov, A.S. ..................................46
Davydov, A.M. .................................46
Davydov, A.B. ..................................46
Davydov, D.B. ..................................47
Davydov, D.I. ...................................47
Davydov, E.M. .................................47
Davydov, G.Ya. ................................47
Davydov, G.S. ..................................48
Davydov, I.R. ...................................48
Davydov, I.S. ....................................48
Davydov, M.D. .................................48
Davydov, M.D. .................................48
Davydov, N.I. ...................................48
Davydov, N.B. ..................................49
Davydov, R.R. ..................................49
Davydov, S. ......................................49
Davydov, S. ......................................49
Davydov, Ya.D. ................................49
Davydov, Yu.I. ..................................50
Davydova, A.A. ................................50
Davydova, B.D. ................................50
Davydova, B.I. .................................50
Davydova, K.B. ................................50

Elisho Rogib .....................................51
Elizarov, Yu.E. ..................................51
Elizarov, Yu.S. ..................................51
Elizarova, N.A. ................................51
Elizarova, R.A. .................................51
Elnatanov, V.I. ..................................52
Eshel, M. (Ochildi) ...........................52

Farajev, B.S. (Hokham Peres)...........52
Fatakhov, O.D. .................................52
Fatakhov, Ye.N. ................................53
Fattakhov, M.N. ...............................53
Fattakhova, M.S. (Bakayeva, G.) .....53
Fayzakov, Yu.S. ................................54
Fazylov, A.N. ...................................54
Fazilov, M.A. ...................................54
Fuzaylov, A.M. .................................54
Fuzaylov, B. .....................................55
Fuzaylov, D.M. .................................55
Fuzaylov, G.R. .................................55
Fuzaylov, M.M. ................................55
Fuzaylov, O.R. .................................55
Fuzaylov, P. ......................................55
Fuzaylov, R.M. .................................56
Fuzaylov, Ya.S. .................................56
Fuzaylov, Yu.A. ................................56
Fuzaylov, Yu.M. ...............................56

Galibov (Kabulov), A.Z. ..................56
Galibov, B.I. .....................................57
Galibov, G.S. ....................................57
Galibov, M.D. ...................................57
Galibov, R.M. ...................................57
Galibov, R.A. ...................................57
Galibov, Ya.A. ..................................58
Galibova, R.A. .................................58
Gavrielov, E.M. ................................58
Gavrielov, E. (Shavkat).R. ...............58
Gavrielov, M.N. ...............................59
Gerov, S.V. .......................................59
Gideon, S. .........................................59
Gilkarov, Yu.M. ................................59
Gulkarov, I.M. ..................................60
Gulkarov, I.S. ...................................60
Gulkarov, I.M. ..................................60
Gurgov, Yo. ......................................60

Hakham, S.I. (Shimun) .....................60
Hakham, Yi. .....................................61
Hivi al-Balkhi ...................................61
Hizak Sh. ..........................................61

Ibragimova, L.D. ..............................61
Ibragimov, O.U. ...............................61
Ibragimov, R.A. ................................62
Ibrohim (Avrohom) ben Abulkhayir ...62
Ilatov, R.V. .......................................62
Ilyabayev, D.Ya. ...............................62
Ilyabayev, I.B. ..................................62
Ilyayev, A.H. ....................................63
Ilyabayev, B. ....................................63
Ilyayev, I.M. .....................................63
Ilyayeva, S.D. ...................................63
Ilyayeva, Z.Ya. .................................63
Imroni, Yo. .......................................63
Inoyatov, A.M. .................................64
Inoyatov, D. (Davidcha) ...................64
Inoyatov, I.M. ...................................64
Isakharov, G.M. ................................64
Isakov, B.R. ......................................64
Isakov, Ya.I. ......................................65
Ishai-Kori  .........................................65
Isakharov, A.Sh. ...............................65
Iskhakbayev, A.G. ............................65
Iskhakbayev, Yu.Ya. .........................66
Iskhakbayeva,  M.A. .........................66
Iskhakov, B.R. ..................................66
Iskhakov, G.G. .................................66
Iskhakov, P.I. ....................................66
Iskhakov, Sh.I. ..................................67
Iskhakov, Ya.H. ................................67
Iskhakov, Yu.I. ..................................67
Iskhakov, Yu.A. ................................67
Iskhakova, B.B. ................................68
Iskhakova, M.I. ................................68
Iskhakova,  S.Yu. ..............................68
Israilov, D.H. ....................................69
Issakharov, H.H. ...............................69
Issakharov, H.I. ................................69
Issakharov, I.H. (Issakhar-Khan)  .....69
Issakharov, N.R. ...............................69
Issakharov, R.I. .................................70
Issakharov, S.I. .................................70
Itshak, H. ..........................................70
Izrailov, Yu.I. ....................................70

Jurayev,  Yu. .....................................70

Kalandarov, E.N. ..............................70
Kalandarov, R.M. .............................71
Kalantarov, M.I. ...............................71
Kalendarev, B.M. .............................71
Kalendarev, L.Ya. .............................72
Kalhok (Kalhot), B. ..........................72
Kalontarov, A.I. (Avromi Kalam) ....72
Kalontarov, A.R. ...............................72
Kalontarov, A.U. ..............................72
Kalontarov, D.A. ..............................73
Kalontarov,  D.M. .............................73
Kalontarov, D.Ye. .............................73
Kalontarov, E.M. ..............................73
Kalontarov, H.E. ...............................74
Kalontarov, I.Ya. ..............................74
Kalontarov, I.A. ................................75
Kalontarov, L.I. ................................75
Kalontarov, M.I. ...............................75
Kalontarov, M. .................................76
Kalontarov, P. ...................................76
Kalontarov, R.M. ..............................76
Kalontarov (Kandin), Ya. .................76
Kalontarov, Ya.I. (Kalam) ................76
Kalontarov, Ya.I. ..............................77
Kalontarova, M.Yu. ..........................77
Kandin, A.M. ....................................77
Kandhorov, B.I. ................................78
Kandinov, L.P. ..................................78
Kandinov, V.M. ................................78
Kandov, B.E. ....................................78
Kandov, D.-B.H. ..............................79
Kandov, E.I. .....................................79
Katanov, B.I. ....................................79
Katanov, E.M. ..................................80
Katayev, A.Ya. ..................................80
Katayev, B.A. ...................................80
Katayev, B.B. ...................................80
Katayev, I.M. ....................................80
Katayev, S.I. .....................................80
Katayeva, T.P. ...................................81
Kaykov, A.Yu. ..................................81
Kaykov, G.M. ...................................81
Kaykov, H.A. ...................................81
Kaykov, R.G. ....................................81
Kaykov, U.N. ...................................82
Kaylakov, A.M. ................................82
Kaylakov, D.Ya. ...............................82
Kaziyev, M.Z. ...................................83
Kaziyev, S.M. ...................................83
Kaziyev, S.D. ...................................83
Khaimchayev, Ya.S. ..........................83
Khaimov, A.Kh. ...............................83
Khaimov, G.N. .................................83
Khaimov, E.D. ..................................84
Khaimov, H.M. .................................84
Khaimov, S.Ya. ................................84
Khaimov, Ya.H. ................................84
Khaimova, M. (Mikhali Karkigi) .....85
Khakhamov, Ya.H. ............................85
Khakhamov, Ya.R. (Rahib) ..............85
Khanimov, I.I. ..................................85
Khanimova-Levitina,  S.B. ...............85
Khojainov,  I.T. .................................85
Khojayi Bukhori ...............................86
Khudaydatov,I.S. ...............................86
Khudaydatov,R.N. .............................86
Khudaydatov,S.N. .............................86
Kimyagarov,A.M. .............................86
Kimyagarov, B.A. .............................87
Kimyagarov,M.M. .............................87
Kimyagarov, Z.A. .............................87
Koldanov,N.A. ..................................88
Koptiev,I.G. .......................................88
Kuinova,F.N. .....................................88
Kulangiyev,M.G. ...............................88
Kuraev, Yu.I. (Korgar)........................88
Kuraeva,Z.M. ....................................89
Kusayev,I.G. ......................................89

Levaev,L.A. .......................................89
Levaeva,O.Yu. ...................................90
Leviev,A.Z. .......................................90
Leviev,M.B. ......................................90
Leviev,S.P. .........................................91
Leviev,Ya.M. .....................................91
Leviev,Ya.P. .......................................91
Leviev,Z.I. .........................................91
Levieva,R.Z. ......................................91
Lodaev,A.R. ......................................91
Lodaev,I.A. ........................................92

Maksumov,A.I. ..................................92
Maksumov,B.Sh. ...............................92
Maksumova,Z.I. ................................92
Malakov,E.A. ....................................92
Malakov,R.I. ......................................93
Malakov,R.M. ...................................93
Malayev,I.E. ......................................93
Mallayev,A.N. ...................................93
Mallayev,N.M. ..................................94
Mamon Yo.M. (Yosef Mamon Magribi)
...........................................................94
Masikhayev, Ya.Yu. ..........................94
Matatov, A.A. ...................................94
Matatov, B.A. ...................................95
Matatov,M.M. ...................................95
Mavashev,A.R. ..................................95
Mavashev,B.Z. ..................................95
Mavashev,D.A. ..................................95
Mavashev,D.I. ...................................96
Mavashev,I.N. ...................................96
Mavashev,M.M. ................................96
Mavashev,R.M. .................................96
Mavashev,Yu.Z. ................................96
Mavlyanov,I.R. ..................................97
Maynayev,I.A. ...................................97
Mikhaylov,A.N. ................................97
Mikhaylov,M.N. ................................97
Mirzayev,M. ......................................98
Mirzoyev,E. .......................................98
Mishail,A.B. ......................................98
Mordukhayev (Tashkentsky), B.R. . . 98
Mordukhayev,R.S. ............................98
Mordukhayev, S.R. (Chungak)..........99
Mosheyev,Kh.M. ...............................99
Mosheyev,I.B. ...................................99
Mosheyev,I.B. ...................................99
Mosheyev,M.A. .................................99
Mosheyev,M.B. ...............................100
Mosheyev,R.M. ...............................100
Mosheyev,S.M. ...............................100
Mousaieff,J.M. ................................100
Moussaif, D. ...................................101
Moussaiff,Sh.R. ..............................101
Moussaiff,Sh.Ya. .............................101
Mullayev-Viderman,  Yu. ................101
Mullojanova,R.I. .............................101
Mullojanova,Sh.R. ..........................101
Mullokandov,A.K. ..........................102
Mullokandov,B.N. ...........................102
Mullokandov,D.I. ............................102
Mullokandov,G.A. ..........................103
Mullokandov,G.Yu. .........................103
Mullokandov,M.A. ..........................103
Mullokandov,R.N. ...........................103
Mullokandov,S.A. ...........................103
Mullokandov,Yu.M. ........................103
Mullokandov, Z.K. ..........................104
Munarov,B.J. ...................................104
Munarov, P.M. .................................104
Muradov,Yu.M. ...............................104
Murdakhayev,Yu.M. ........................104
Murdakhayev,Yu.M. ........................104
Musheyev,G.R. ................................105
Musheyev,S.R. ................................105

Natanov,A.E. ...................................106
Namatiyev,B.D. ...............................106
Namatiyeva,T.(TovoiKarkigi). ........106
Nektalov, B.Z. .................................106
Nektalov,E.R. ..................................106
Nektalov, L.R. .................................107
Nektalov,N.M. .................................107
Nektalov, R.B. .................................107
Nektalov,R.M. .................................107
Nektalov, Z.Z. (Yuriy Nekruz)........107
Niyazov,B.H. ...................................108
Niyazov, B.P. ...................................108
Niyazov,D.M. ..................................108
Niyazov,E.A. ...................................108
Niyazov,G.O. ..................................109
Niyazov,M.Sh. ................................109
Niyazov, N.I. ...................................109
Niyazov,P.M. ...................................109
Niyazov,Sh.D. .................................109
Normatova,N.N. ..............................110
Nosirov,Ya.S. ..................................110
Ochildiev,D.Ya. ...............................110

Paltiel, M. ........................................110
Paltielov,E.M. ..................................110
Palvanova,A.E. ................................111
Pilosof,A.E. .....................................111
Pilosov,A.M. ...................................111
Pilosov, E.M. ...................................111
Pilosov,H.P. .....................................111
Pilosov,M.E. ....................................111
Pilosov,M.H. ...................................112
Pilosov,R.M. ...................................112
Pilosova,L.A. ...................................112
Pinkhasov,A.N. ...............................112
Pinkhasov,A.A. ...............................112
Pinkhasov,A.R. ................................113
Pinkhasov,B. ...................................113
Pinkhasov,B.I. .................................113
Pinkhasov(Pinkus),B.Ya. ................113
Pinkhasov,E.A. ................................114
Pinkhasov,E.P. .................................114
Pinkhasov,I.M. ................................114
Pinkhasov,L.A. ................................115
Pinkhasov,R.I. .................................115
Pinkhasov,R.N. ................................115
Pinkhasov,R.A. ................................115
Pinkhasov,Ya.S. ...............................116
Pinkhasov,Yu.I. ...............................116
Pinkhasova-Aminova,B.I. ...............116
Pinkhasova,F.M. ..............................117
Pinkhasova,F.A. ..............................117
Pinkhasova, M.R. ............................117
Poteliakhoff,R.Sh. ...........................117
Potelyahov,S.R. ...............................118
Priev,I.M. ........................................118
Priev,I.G. .........................................118
Pulatov,A.S. .....................................118
Pulatov,G.Yu. ..................................119
Pulatov,Ya.Yu. .................................119

Rabin,H. ..........................................119
Rabin,I.H. ........................................120
Rakhnayev,I.R. ................................120
Rashid ad-Din..................................120
Ribakoff,D.I. ...................................120
Ron,Sh. ...........................................120
Rubinov,B.G. ..................................120
Rubinov,I.M. ...................................121
Rubinov,M.I. ...................................121
Rubinov,M.Ya. ................................121
Rubinov, R.S. .................................121
Rubinov, R.D. .................................121
Rubinov, Ya.I. ..................................121
Rybakov, I.A. ..................................122
Rybakov,   P.  ..................................122

Sabzanov(Sabzon),Ya.R. .................122
Sabzanov(Savzon),Ya.R. ................123
Sadykov, Yu.O. ................................123
Saidov,  A.R.  ..................................123
Saidov, Ya.S. ..................................123
Samandarov, G.R. ............................124
Samandarov, Yu.A. ..........................124
Samandarova,S.A............................124
Sachakov, B.I. ..................................124
Sezanaev, M.A. ................................124
Sezanaev, M.A. ................................124
Shahomorova-Ron,E.......................125
Shakarov,A.A. .................................125
Shakarov, D.B. .................................125
Shakarob Z.S. ..................................125
Shakhmurova, I.B. ...........................125
Shalamayev,A.E. .............................126
Shalamayev, I.A. ..............................126
Shalamayev,I.Sh..............................127
Shalomo ben Shmuel........................127
Shalonov,  P.M.  .............................127
Shamalova-Berkovich, Yu. ..............127
Shamayeva,M.A. .............................127
Shamsiyev,Yu.D. .............................128
Sharipova,  R.B.  .............................128
Shimonov,   B.I.  .............................128
Shimonov, Kh.H. .............................128
Shimonov, H.Sh. .............................128
Shimonov, E.M. .............................129
Shimonov, M.R. .............................129
Shimonov, Z.Yu. .............................129
Shimunov,  D.N. .............................129
Sholomov, B.A. ..............................130
Shlomo ben Shmuel Gurganji. .......130
Shoulov, N.H. .................................130
Shokhin Shirazi...............................130
Simkhayev, A.M. .............................130
Simkhayev, E.S. (Mallaboy).............130
Solomi, A. .......................................131
Sofiyev, M.S. ..................................131
Sofiyev, N.R. ...................................131
Sofiyev. R. ......................................131
Sofiyev, Sh. ......................................131
Suleymanov, R.M. ...........................131
Sufichayev, I.S. ................................132

Tabibov, A.N. ..................................132
Tajer, N.Sh. .....................................132
Tajer, Sh.M. ....................................132
Tajikov, M.M. .................................133
Tajikova, Z.M. ................................133
Takhalov, S.M. ...............................133
Tillayeva, Sh.P. ...............................134
Tokov, A.M. ...................................134
Tokov, J.Ya. ....................................134
Tolmas(Danielova),Ha.A. ...............134
Tolmasov, A.G. ...............................134
Tolmasov, M.J. ................................135
Tolmasov, R.M. ...............................135
Tolmasov, U.M. ...............................135

Uvaydov, S.R. .................................135
Uvaydova,Z.R.................................135
Ustoniyazov, Sh.H. ..........................136

Vaadia, Yo. ......................................136
Vadyaev, S.H. ..................................136
Vadyaev, Ya.H. ................................136

Yadgaroff, A. ..................................136
Yadgarov, A.I. .................................137
Yadgarov, Kh.M. .............................137
Yadgarov, I.I. ..................................137
Yadgarov, I.S. .................................137
Yadgarov,S.M..................................137
Yadgarov, Ya.S. ...............................138
Yagudayev, A.N. .............................138
Yagudayev, A.M. .............................138
Yagudayev,A.Ya. .............................138
Yagudayev, B.M. .............................138
Yagudayev, D. .................................139
Yagudayev, I.Ya. ..............................139
Yagudayev, I.G. ...............................139
Yagudayev,M.D...............................139
Yagudayev, M. .................................139
Yagudayev, M.R. .............................140
Yagudayev, V.A. ..............................140
Yahuda, H. ......................................140
Yahudi, Yu.I. ...................................140
Yakubov, A.R. .................................140
Yakubov, A.H. .................................141
Yakubov, A.M. ................................141
Yakubov, A.R. .................................141
Yakubov,B.M.(Yakubi). ..................141
Yakubov, E.Kh. ................................141
Yakubov,H.Ya.(Hodzhi)..................142
Yakubov, I.M. .................................142
Yakubov, I.Ya. ................................142
Yakubov, I.R. ..................................142
Yakubov, I.R. ...................................142
Yakubov, L.I. ..................................143
Yakubov, L.M. ................................143
Yakubov, M.N. ................................143
Yakubov, M.J. .................................143
Yakubov, N.E. ..................................143
Yakubov, R.A. .................................144
Yakubov, Ya.A. ................................144
Yakubov, Ya.A. ...............................144
Yakubov, Ye.R. ...............................144
Yakubov, Z.S. .................................144
Yakubova,M.Ya...............................144
Yakubova, M.N. ...............................145
Yakutiel ben Ishay............................145
Yakutielov, E. .................................145
Yakutilov,A.Ya. ...............................145
Yakutilov, B.D. ................................145
Yakutilov, Ya.Yu. .............................146
Yakutilov, Yu. .................................146
Yehoshua. I.M. ................................146
Yoni Ben-Menahem.........................146
Yuabov, B.M. ..................................146
Yuabov, I.M. ...................................146
Yuabov, M.R. ...................................147
Yuabov, M.Yu. .................................147
Yuabov, Yu.M. .................................147
Yudakov, S.A. .................................147
Yunusov, A.B. .................................148
Yusupov, A.Yo. (Habibi Bukhori)...148
Yusupov,B.Ya.  .................................148
Yusupov, E. .....................................149
Yusupov,M.Yu.  ................................149
Yusupov, M. ....................................149
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List of Important Acronyms

AS          -    Academy of Sciences

ACS       -    Automatic Control System

ASSR     -    Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic BJCC     -    Bukharian-Jewish Cultural Center (Eng.) CA         -    Central Asian
CAII       -    Central Asian Industrial Institute

CASU    -    Central Asian State University

CBJ (WCBJ) - Congress of Bukharian Jews, (World CBJ) FEI         -    Finance-Economical  Institute
INE        -    Institute of the National Economy

Med.School  - Medical Institute

MEI        -    Moscow Energy Institute

NKVD   -    People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs (pre-KGB secret police) PI           -    Polytechnic Institute
PTI         -    Physical-Technical Institute SPI         -    State Pedagogical Institute SSR        -    Soviet Socialist Republic
WW II    -    Second World War (also known as the Great Patriotic War 1941-
1945)


Abbreviations and Academic

Titles



Agr.        -    Agricultural Amer.     -    American And.     -    Andijan Arch.     -    Architecture Bukh.     -    Bukharian
Bukh. Jewish - Bukharian-Jewish Bukh. Jews -   Bukharian Jews Cent.      -    Century
Centr. Asia -    Central Asia

Coop.      -     Cooperative
Cult.       -    Culture, cultural

Dem.      -    Democratic Dept., dep’t -  Department Dist.       -    District
Div.        -    Division

Dush.      -    Dushanbe

Ed.          -    Education, Educational

Electr.     -    Electric

Eng.        -    Engineering Est.         -    Established Exec.      -    Executive Exhib.    -    Exhibition Ferg.       -    Ferghana Hist.       -    Historical Hosp.      -    Hospital
Inpros     -    Indigenous Jewish Institute of Education

Inst.        -    Institute Jun.        -    Junior Lead.      -    Leading
Leningr., Len. - Leningrad

Lit.         -    Literary

Mos.       -    Moscow

Pharm.    -    Pharmaceutical

Reg.        -    Regional
Rep.        -    Republicаn Res.        -    Research Sam.       -    Samarkand Sci.         -    Scientific Sen.        -    Senior
Sov.        -    Soviet

Taj.         -    Tajik, Tajikistan

Tash.      -    Tashkent

Techn.    -    Technical

Technol. -    Technology, Technological

Text.       -    Textile

Turk.        -     Turkestan
Univ.      -    University

Uz, Uzb.       - Uzbek, Uzbekistan



Note: The D.Sc (Doctor of Sciences or доктор наук) is an academic title unique to former Soviet states, as second and highest post-graduate academic degree after the PhD (see below). The D.Sc. has no academic equivalent in North America or Great Britain. It is a post-doctoral degree.

The PhD (Candidate of Science or кандидат наук) is an academic title unique to former Soviet and Eastern European states, as the first post-graduate degree. It is considered to be equivalent to the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree of western educational systems. This degree is post-graduate and requires dissertation work.



Abbreviations of Scientific Fields

Agr. -           Agricultural Sciences

Bio -             Biology

Chem. -        Chemistry

Econ. -         Economic Studies

PhD.Ed. -    Educational (Pedagogical) Sciences

Geo. -           Geography
Geol-Miner. - Geological-Mineralogical Sciences

Hist.       -    History

Law       -    Legal Studies Med. -          Medical Sciences Philol. -        Philology
Phil.       -    Philosophy

Phys-Math. - Physics-Mathematics Tech. Sci. -  Technical Sciences Vet.          - Veterinary Sciences


Note on Names



Following the established custom of Russia and the post-Soviet states, most mid- dle names used are patronyms, indicating the father of the person. For example, “Mikhaylovna” indicates the daughter of a “Mikhail.” Prior to the Russian con- quest of Central Asia, many Bukharian Jews did not have last names, and patro- nyms such as “ben David” signifying a “son of David” were used in their place.


Bukharian Jewish language the [dʒ] sound is transliterated in English as J before vowel. However, many Bukharian Jews, including those living in America, follow the Russian transliteration of [dʒ] into dzh. For example, “Jurayev” can also be spelled “Dzhurayev.” This book uses the English standard transliteration for names. Alternative spellings of names and pseudonyms can be found in parentheses.

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