What did I inherit from my family who survived the Lithuanian Holocaust?

In this important and poignant collection of thoughts and memories from descendants of Holocaust survivors, 88 men and women from around the world share personal, often heartrending reflections...

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2015 version of Litvak Culture Map

Dovid Katz, who has taught at Oxford, Yale and Vilnius University and is now an independent researcher based in Vilnius, has released today the 2015 base version of his map of the traditional Litvak culture area in northeastern Europe.

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Lithuanian Jewish Community Calendar for 5775 (2014-2015) Celebrates Litvak Doctors

LJC and JDC have produced Jewish calendars distributed free to community members and friends during the Jewish New Year season. This year, 5775, the theme chosen was Lithuanian Jewish contributions to medicine.

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In the activities it carries out, the Lithuanian Jewish Community constantly emphasizes the importance of human respect.

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Calling all community members!



You are invited to a volunteer clean-up campaign at 1:00 P.M. on April 26, 2015. We need people at the Jewish cemetery in the Šeškinė neighborhood of Vilnius (Sudervės kelias).

You’ll need to wear appropriate clothing and bring work gloves. Those who possess such things are asked to bring rakes.

If you can help, place call 8-652 09205 by April 22, or send an email to info@lzb.lt telling us, so we can pass it on to the organizers. If the weather is unexpectedly bad the clean-up at the cemetery will be rescheduled for another day and those who have registered will be informed.



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Lithuanians and Jews: What’s changed and what hasn’t over the last 40 years?

Tomas Venclova
Tomas Venclova, a prominent Lithuanian author, poet, translator and professor of literature at Yale University, delivered the following remarks at a conference on Holocaust education held at Vilnius City Hall on April 17, 2015, the final event in the Being a Jew project.

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The President congratulated Israel on national day


Thursday, April 23, Vilnius – President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations, on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf, to President Reuven Rivlin of the State of Israel on the occasion of Israel’s national holiday – Independence Day.

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On Independence Day, Former Defense Minister Says Israel Becoming More Independent Each Year


Moshe Arens, Israel’s former Defense Minister, said that with every year that passes, the State of Israel becomes more independent than the previous years. His comments were made in an interview with Israel’s Walla news on Wednesday.

Though he admitted that Israel – just like all other countries in the world – is not entirely independent, because of the increased interconnectedness of the world’s nations as a result of globalization, he said that, “When I look at Israel in 2015 and compare it to the State of Israel when I served in senior positions in public service, I have no doubt that we have become more independent.” Arens added that Israel is “stronger militarily” than it was in the past, and therefore “less dependent on external security assistance.

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