At the beginning of the 20th century, a student of the local yeshiva- Berisz Perlmutter became an outstanding Zionist activist. Thanks to him, the Zionists (Dawid Opatowski, Alter Taszkum, Abraham Rybak, and Chaim Makowski) infested a singing organization „Hazomir“ (led by an assimilated lawyer Goldberg), and turned it into the first Zionist club in 1904.