Ukr. Підгайці, Yid. פּידײַיִץ
Pidhaitsi is located on the coast of the river Koropets (Dniester’s confluent), 70 km from Ternopil and 30 km from Berezhany, 392 m above the sea level. Pidhaitsli is a district center in Ternopil region. As of 2013 the population amounted to 2, 866 persons. Obviously, the name comes from the designation of the place of location: “city near woods” (pid hayem). The town is located on the edge of Volyn-Podillya Upland. Due to the original microclimate it is also known as “Zymni Pidhaitsi”. It is known that the snow lies here several weeks longer than in the neighboring districts.
Pidhaitsi was a clean and polished city. In its center was a large square paved with stone, known by the Jews as the marketplace. From there, wide streets extended out in both directions, one leading to the splendid Roman Catholic monastery and the other to the large Greek Catholic Church.