ADL’s Global 100 Index of anti-Semitic attitudes

The Anti-Defamation League commissioned First International Resources to research attitudes and opinions toward Jews in over 100 countries around the world.

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Invitation

Series of events to commemorate the nationally designated day of genocide of the Jewish people of Lithuania, with events dedicated to commemorating also the liquidation of the Kaunas (Kovno) and Šiauliai (Shavl) ghettos as well as other important dates in Lithuanian Jewish history  will take place from 18 th  to 23rd of September 2014.

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Bagel Shop

With the aim of diminishing the hate and encouraging openness in society, the Lithuanian Jewish Community is conducting a project called "Bagel Shop" a tolerance campaign against public expressions of anti-Semitism and hate. The project is being financed under the NGO program of the European Economic Area's financial mechanism for the 2009-2014 period.

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Jewish Vilno, end of 1920

Resources for Educators

The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program staff is available to work with educators and librarians in a host of different ways to help support teaching the Holocaust and bringing our books and films into the classroom.

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March of Living 2014

The Lithuanian Jewish Community invites you to attend the March of Living procession and memorial ceremony at Paneriai at 1:00 P.M.  April 28. This is a march to commemorate Holocaust victims and survivors from the
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LJC statement

The Lithuanian Jewish Community is observing with concern military actions by the terrorist organization Hamas against the state of Israel and supports measures by the Israeli government to protect the Jewish homeland and its citizens. We, Jews of Lithuania, along with Israel hope for the support of Lithuania and other EU and NATO members to the only Jewish state in existence, surrounded by Muslim extremists and unrecognized by the Islamic world.  More... 

News

Joint Statement by the Lithuanian Jewish Community and the Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum on the Ceremonies for the Reburial of Juozas Brazaitis (Ambarazevčius)

On May 19 and 20 of this year rites to re-inter Juozas Brazaitis (Ambarazevčius), the head of the Provisional Government of Lithuania, and commemorations and events in connection with this will take place in Kaunas.

Every person has the right to leave this world maintaining their inherited traditions and religious convictions. The Lithuanian Jewish Community and the Vilna Gaon Jewish State Museum do not protest and are not expressing dissatisfaction over the return of the mortal remains of Juozas Brazaitis (Ambarazevčius) to Lithuania.

Nonetheless, we are deeply hurt because of the ceremonies and events surrounding the reburial ceremony of this controversial political figure. This figure is connected with the actions of the puppet Provisional Government of Lithuania and with the calls by the Lithuanian Activist Front for inciting the mass murder of Jews which led to the execution of barbaric “justice” by the mob.

We believe that every country should foster the correct memory of the generations. By officially commemorating these sorts of people, Lithuanian Holocaust education programs and the historical truth presented in them are distorted. It is our opinion that this compromises contemporary Lithuania. We are deeply saddened that the Lithuanian state has expressed such disrespect to her citizens who were murdered here and who survived the Holocaust—to Jews.

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JUNE

Candle lighting: 9:29 pm Friday, 6 June

Havdalah 11:02 Saturday, 7 June

Candle lighting: 9:35pm Friday, 13 June

Havdalah 11:08 pm Saturday, 14 June  

Candle lighting: 9:39 pm Friday, 20 June

Havdalah 11:11pm Saturday, 21 June

Candle lighting: 9:40 pm Friday, 27 June

Havdalah 11:12 pm Saturday, 28 June

Mazl tov!

We thank everyone, who helped to create this website: Margarita Gureviciene, Aneta Rostovskyte, Saule Valiunaite-Kinduriene, Lara Lempertiene, Olga Lempertaite, Arijus Zakas, Milan Chersonskij, Julijus Gurevicius, Sofija Pavinskaite, Ninel Skudoviciute, Julija Lipcic, Gintare Zakarauskaite.

Lots ot thanks to all of you!

Events

  • Jewish Cuisine Seminars Continue 

    Everyone interested in learning how to cook traditional Jewish dishes and in finding out more about traditions of preparation and the special characteristics of Jewish cuisine is invited to attend the series of seminars called Jewish Cuisine. Topics: May 24, 2013 -- Traditional Jewish matzo dishes -- matzo cakes. The seminars are on Fridays in the White Hall on the first floor of the Lithuanian Jewish Community, Pylimo 4, Vilnius. Please come!