Happy birthday to Eta Gurvčiūtė as she turns 100. Lithuanian Jewish Community member Eta Gurvčiūtė turned 100 April 27. Clear of mind, with no health complaints and her beautiful smile, she is busy receiving greetings and congratulations today. She was graduated from the Sholem Aleichem Gymnasium before World War II.
Many of our other seniors remember Eta because she volunteered at the medical center of the LJC for so many years, later becoming a client herself. She spends her time these days at the Social Care House for Seniors in Vilnius now.
To celebrate her milestone, the LJC is planning a Fayerlakh concert for everyone at her senior citizens’ home. ALthough she’s celebrating her birthday under strict quarantine at the senior center, the Lithuanian Jewish Center tried to send her a present anyway. We managed to have a vase of flowers and a card delivered.
Dear Eta, the Lithuanian Jewish Community wishes you good health and as much warmth from others as you have shown others over the years. May the coming year bring you much pleasure and strength. Be happy, our centenarian! We send you the greetings and warm wishes of the entire Community.
We wish we could have put on a better party with speeches and concerts, but we hope that after the quarantine is lifted we will all be able to meet and celebrate fittingly, with guests and concerts.
Eta has sent us all a message: “That you’d all reach 100 years of age, because it’s so easy now!”
Mazl tov! May you live to at least 120!