The village of Gerzengel (Gerzangel, Gir Zingil, Gar Zangl, גרזנגל, گر زنگل) in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The village was mostly farmers who worked the land. According to a former resident, they grew wheat, rice, and raised cattle. The synagogue was not a standalone building but rather they would pray in a room in one of the houses. They would sit on the floor and they did not always have a Torah available, it took a number of years until someone purchased one.
Similarly, there was not a full time teacher for the young boys who wanted to study, but rather a traveling teacher would visit the village to teach.
The cemetery was on the outskirts of the village.