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

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Olameinu Summer Camp for Kids 2014

The first session of the Olameinu summer camp for kids at the Dubingiai-Litorina recreational area in Dubingiai, Lithuania, took place from June 30 to July 9, under the direction of camp director Dorin Rosenkov and a creative and active team.

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You’re invited to the concert “The Soul Never Rests”


7:00 P.M., September 23, 2014

St. Catherine's Church

Admission is free.

 There are certain pages of history you can never hide, pages important to the future generations as well as those of the present and past. One of these is the Holocaust.

We mark the Day of the Genocide of the Jews of Lithuania on September 23. On this occasion the Jewish Cultural and Information Center and the Vilnius municipal choir Jauna Muzika [Young Music] invite you to come and remember those who were part of our society, whose work, creativity and visions were ruthlessly exterminated. It is difficult to comprehend who we would be today if this hadn't happened, and how our country and each of our lives have changed.

Ronen Borshevsky of Israel prepared the concert program. It includes a cappella choral works by Jospeh Rheinberger, one of America's most beloved composers currently; Eric Whitacre and Israeli composer Yehezkel Braun; a choral and piano composition by Gabriel Fauré; and the culmination of the program will be Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, performed by a young male soloist, a choir and an orchestra. The lyrics are taken from the Old Testament and will be performed in Hebrew and Latin.

The Vilnius municipal choir Jauna Muzika assisted by soloist discantus Dovydas Juozūnas of the Dagilėlis choir, harpist Joana Daunytė, Dainius Jozėnas on piano and Saulius Auglys doing percussion.

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Economic relations with Israel growing stronger


Thursday, September 11, Vilnius - President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to discuss bilateral relations and the Middle East peace process.

 The President has underlined that Lithuania and Israel are the countries not rich in natural resources, but they have hard-working, talented, highly educated and skilled people. Therefore, especially great potential for bilateral cooperation lies in the spheres of research and innovation.

 According to the President, consistently growing and strengthening economic ties with Israel bring wider benefits to Lithuanian business and people. The two countries intensively cooperate in high technologies, life sciences and investment. Israeli scientists and entrepreneurs are active participants in the Life Sciences Baltics forum. Investments in Lithuania's IT and research sectors are increasing. Tech Startup WIX, a famous Israeli web development and design platform company, has launched its information technologies development center in Lithuania this year.

 Bilateral trade and collaboration in tourism is growing. After launching direct flights from Vilnius to Tel Aviv last October tourist flows have doubled. Lithuania is also interested in opportunities to expand exports of food products to Israel.

 The President noted that bilateral cooperation and people-to-people contacts between the two countries would be further enhanced by the Embassy of Israel planned to be opened in Vilnius next year.

 As the Memorial Day for the Genocide Victims of Lithuanian Jews and the 70th anniversary of Kaunas and Šiauliai ghetto liquidation are approaching, the President and the Foreign Minister talked about the preservation of historical memory, Holocaust education and promotion of tolerance.

The Middle East peace process was also discussed at the meeting.

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Israel to open embassy in Lithuania


Foreign Minister Liberman thanks the Vilnius government for its support at the UN during recent Gaza conflict 

oreign Minister Avigdor Liberman announced on Thursday that Israel would be opening an embassy in Lithuania, in what he called another indication of improving ties between the two countries.

“The ties between Israel and Lituania have grown much stronger in recent years and that is expressed, among other things, by the opening of a Tel Aviv-Lithuania air service, and the development of economic and business ties between the countries in high-tech, technology, and medicine,” Liberman was quoted by Ynet as saying.

The embassy is set to start operating at the beginning of next year in the capital Vilnius. read more