The sixth Polish Culture Festival kicked off in Panevėžys early Sunday. This year Panevėžys hosted many art collectives from cities around the Baltic Sea. The Panevėžys Jewish Community also took part. The Panevėžys Jewish Community has been working together for more than ten years with the organizers of the festival, the School for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, and principal Danutė Kriščiūnienė. This year Panevėžys Jewish Community chairman Gennady Kofman welcomed attendees and praised the organization of the event demonstrating high respect for the various ethnic communities.
Many city residents turned out to listen to the Polish groups. The colorful ethnic costumes and performances by our neighbors charmed the crowds. Danutė Kriščiūnienė invited members of the Panevėžys Jewish Community to attend and they did attend numerous events enthusiastically.