European Days of Jewish Culture in Vilnius

European Days of Jewish Culture in Vilnius

This year will be the seventh the Lithuanian Jewish Community is holding events for the European Days of Jewish Culture. This year’s theme is renewal.

Renewal is woven into almost all aspects of Jewish life. Jewish life is continually building on the past in new ways, bringing a sense of constant change along with a reassuring sense of continuity. The Jewish New Year opens with the festivals of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. These holy days through their traditions and prayers present an opportunity to reflect on and acknowledge our past actions while looking ahead with new resolutions, optimism and determination. During this period we reconcile personal and communal differences within ourselves and with others as we actively strive to renew our aspirations for the coming year, and beyond.

We invite you to attend the events, all of which are free and open to the public.

Register here, space is limited.


European Days of Jewish Culture 2022, Vilnius
September 4, 2022

10:00 A.M.-12:00 noon Tour “Traces of the Jerusalem of Lithuania” with Viljamas Žitkauskas, starting at the tower at the Vilnius Cathedral.

11:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. Events at the Choral Synagogue

11:00 A.M.-12:00 noon Cantorial music and lecture by Natalija Chefec on the Jewish high holy days
12:00 noon-1:30 P.M. Opening of European Days of Jewish Culture and discussion of Jewish renewal
1:30 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Tea with Rabbi Sholom Bar Krinsky

10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Events at Lithuanian Jewish Community and Bagel Shop Café

12:00 noon-1:00 P.M. Hebrew lesson for the whole family with Ruth Reches, Conference Hall, 2nd floor
1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Challa-making workshop and family preparations for celebrating the Jewish New Year 5783 at the Bagel Shop Café
3:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Lost family recipes: Faina Kukliansky’s floymen tzimes, culinary workshop at the Bagel Shop Café

12:00 noon-4:00 P.M. Events at the Cvi Park space

12:00 noon-12:30 P.M. Performance by children’s dance collective of Sholem Aleichem ORT Gymnasium
12:30 P.M.-1:00 P.M. YeS instrumental duet
1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Israeli brunch
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Performance by Jewish song and dance ensemble Fayerlakh
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Ladino songs performed by Lina Žemaitytė and Glen Strachan (UK)
2:00 P.M.- 4:00 P.M. Ping-pong and badminton lessons from Lithuanian Makabi members