The Jewish community in Holešov was one of the most numerous,rich and important
In Moravia for many years.In 1794 there lived 194 Jewish families in 49 houses,altogether 1032 inhabitants,in 1830 265 families-1316 inhabitants and in 1848 lived there 1694 Jews.But within in a few decades this number reduced on account of a migration to a half.
In 1900 lived there 695 inhabitants in ghetto,after the 1st w.w. 328 Jews only.In the end
of the 2nd w.w.Jewish community in Holešov was quite destroyed.The last member of
this once so reputable community was buried at Jewish cemetery in 1986.


   Rabbis in Holešov:
1630 Jicchak Levi Segal
1658 Eliezer ben Abdeel Jicchak - an author of Tikun Soferim/a treatise of corrections in Hebrew writs
1658-1663 Šabataj ben Meir ha Kohen
1668-1678 Moše Jicchak Jehuda Lôv Zunz
1679-1685 Menachem Mendel of Poznan, an author of Cincenet Menachem/A little Pail of Peace/
1700 Eliezer Fränkel
1700 - 1710 Eliezer Oettinger
1710 - 1714 Josef Oppenheim, , the son of a Moravian land´s rabbi in Mikulov and noted bibliophil David O.
1714 - 1722 David Strauss
1723 - 1726 Saadja Katzenellenbogen
1726 - 1759 Aron Meir Maharam
1760 - 1765 Josef Freistadt
1765 - 1786 Jicchak ben Avraham
1788 - 1794 Jehuda Lôw Teomim, noted rather as a Yuda Lisser
1796 - 1797 Avraham Stern, autor díla Misrachi Maarab.
1802 - 1819 Menachen Mendel Deutsch
1839 Ješajahu Nasch
1841 - 1867 Josef Biach Feilbogen, buried v Holešov.
1867 - 1893 Markus Pollak
1893 - 1913 Dr. Jakob Freimann, ,the last rabbi in Holešov,he died in Špindlerův Mlýn in 1937,buried in Holešov´s Jewish cemetery near the tomb of Shah.
  Since 1913 is the rabbinic position in Holešov vacancy.