The Jewish Community of Lithuania

The Jewish Community of Lithuania:

  • Address: Pylimo str. 4, 01117, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Tel.: (8 5) 2613 003
  • Fax: (8 5) 2127 915
  • E-mail:


Faina Kukliansky, chairwoman, Jewish Community of Lithuania

  • Chief of staff Monika Antanaitytė +370 672 40942,

The Lithuanian national revival movement and initial struggle for liberation from Soviet oppression which occurred at the end of the 1980s also provided the conditions for a Jewish national rebirth. Jewish cultural support groups began to form in many institutions and towns.

On August 25, 1988 it was officially decided to create a Lithuanian Jewish Cultural Society; the founding meeting took place on March 5, 1989.

Mission and Vision


TO unite the Lithuanian Jewish community scattered around the world, to celebrate Jewishness, to preserve the true traditions of Litvak culture, to bring together Jews of all age groups, so that the Yiddish language would ring forth again, so that the Jewish Holy Days are celebrated and observed, so that the Jewish identity would be celebrated and so that the historical memory of the Holocaust is never forgotten.


The Community is a home where every Lithuanian Jew may celebrate their Jewishness, receive support and lend a helping hand to others.

The Community is a home in which every Jew from anywhere in the world may come and learn about their roots, the history of the Litvaks and their important contribution to world learning and culture.

The Community is a home for everyone who wants to learn about the distinct culture of the Jews.

The Community is a cozy home where everyone is welcome.


LJC Administration Contacts

Name Title Telephone, e-mail
 Simas Levinas chairman, Vilnius Jewish Religious Community  (8 5) 212 1655
Renaldas Vaisbrodas executive director +370 672 16114
Žana Skudovičienė acting director,Social Programs Department; coordinator, Gešer Club, ABI MEN ZET ZICH and Day Club +370 678 81514
Monika Antanaitytė director, LJC secretariat and protocol department (legal matters, public relations) +370 672 40942
Liuba Šerienė LJC secretary (8-5) 261 3003
Asta Rainytė senior accountant (8-5) 212 1676
Michail Lapida security coordinator +370 609 97334
Rokas Dobrovolskis administrator, maintenance +370 652 09915

LJC Social Department Staff Contacts

Name Title Telephone
Michail Segal director, Social Programs Department +370 650 75939
Ninel Skudovičiūtė information coordinator (8 5) 261 2114
Rašelė Šeraitė social support for children and young families +370 652 13 146
Ema Jakobienė Social Department program coordinator (food, medicine) (8 5) 261 1251
Geršonas Taicas volunteer, lecture series +370 689 83 293
Home care service (8 5) 261 7244
Volunteer doctors medical consultation from 12:00 noon to 3:00 P.M. (8 5) 261 1736