The Jewish refugee village of Anatevka, Ukraine, is so new it doesn’t even officially exist yet.
Due to open in September, Anatevka Jewish Refugee Community hadn’t received much Jewish-media attention until last week, when its developers began raising funds for the $6 million project — designed for Ukrainian Jews displaced by the war ravaging the country’s east.
If you’re nonetheless sure you’ve already heard the name, you’re probably not wrong. Anatevka is also the fictional hometown of Tevye the Dairyman from Joseph Stein’s hugely famous “Fiddler on the Roof” musical. Tevye lived in Czarist Russia, which included much of what is now Ukraine.