September 19, 6:00 P.M., Jascha Heifetz Hall, LJC, Pylimo street no. 4, Vilnius. Educational Rosh Hashanah evening. Besides having a good time, sampling foods and seeing the new calendar for 5778, we’ll also renew our knowledge of this sweetest of Jewish holidays.

September 20, 5:00 P.M. Traditional Rosh Hashanah celebration at the Choral Synagogue. Service begins at 6:30 P.M., with services on September 21 and 22 at 9:30 A.M.

September 22, 5:00 P.M. Art & Weisen concert in Heifetz Hall, LJC. The German quartet will perform subtle and enchanting interpretations of Eastern European and klezmer tunes.

Important note to members and visitors: on September 21 and 22 the Community administration and Social Programs Department will be on holiday.

September 24, 12 noon, Choral Synagogue. St. Christopher chamber orchestra concert “From a Forgotten Book.” For an invitation, call (8 5) 2613 003 or 867881514

September 24, 2:00 P.M. Rosh Hashanah for kids and young people at the Community.

September 25, 8:30 A.M. International conference “Diaspora and Heritage: The Shtetl,” building III, Lithuanian parliament. Registration required and identification required for entry. Registration open till September 21. Conference program here.

September 26, 1:00 P.M. Holocaust commemoration at the Ponar Memorial Complex outside Vilnius. Bus leaves Lithuanian Jewish Community at 12:15 P.M.

September 26, 6:00 P.M. Traubas family concert, Heifetz Hall, LJC.

Concert program:

Ernest Bloch “Vidui” (Contrition)

Johann Sebastian Bach – Ferruccio Buzoni, choral prelude from the cantata “I Call to Thee, Lord…”

Guseppe Tartini, sonata Didone abbandonata

Old Jewish dance “Tanzt, idelekh tanzt”

César Cui, “The Burnt Letter: ‘Farewell, Love-Letter, Farewell,'” “Orientale” from the series Kaleidoscope of 24 characteristic tunes.

Fritz Kreisler, Prelude and allegro

Dov Selzer, A Yiddishe Mame
Performers: Judita Traubaitė (piano), Saulė Traubaitė and Borisas Traubas (both on violin)

September 27, 5:00 P.M. Polish Culture Institute, Vilnius. Meeting with Holocaust survivor, Polish priest of Litvak origin Jakub Weksler. Moderator: Vytautas Toleikis. Event in Polish with Lithuanian translation.