We are sad to report the death of Markas Javičius. He was born in 1938 and was a member of the Kaunas Jewish Community, and a client of the LJC Saul Kagan Social Welfare Center. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife, son and many friends and family members.
They’re not yet teenagers but they have their own firm opinion on almost everything, and freely interject them when others speak, although they often go unheard, even by their older brothers and sisters. They tend to loose their heads for reasons wholly misunderstood by many. No less important than air and mobile telephones, they need to spend time with people their own age. So the Ilan Club is there for that, and offers young people from the age of 7 to 12 the opportunity to spend time together and do fun and meaningful activities. Ilan meets every Sunday at noon on the second floor of the Lithuanian Jewish Community in Vilnius.
The Abi Men Zet Zich Seniors Club meets regularly on Wednesdays and last Wednesday fell on the one-month anniversary of Hamas’s attack on Israel. Many club members have family in Israel and some serve in the military. Our seniors, many of them Holocaust survivors, lit candles and said kaddish for the Israeli soldiers who have died and for the hostages.
Am Yisrael khai.
We are sad to report Galina Knyš passed away November 8. She was a member of the Lithuanian Jewish Community and a client of the Saul Kagan Social Services Center. We extend our deepest condolences to her daughters Nina and Marina, and to her many friends and family members.
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With deep sadness we report the death of Ida Vileikienė on October 17. She was born in 1942 in the Šiauliai ghetto. The Lithuanian Jewish Community sends our deepest condolences to her widower Petras, daughter Svajonė and son Donatas.
Lidija Karpenko passed away October 16. She was born in 1947 and was a member of the Jewish community and a Social Center client. Our deepest condolences to her daughter Irina, other members of her family and all who knew her.
Long-time member and Saul Kagan Social Welfare Center client Rubin Gandleris has passed away. He was born in 1941. We extend our deepest condolences to his son Michailas, his entire family and his many relatives and friends.
We are deeply saddened to report the death of Ida Vileikienė, a long-time member of the Šiauliai Jewish Community. The Šiauliai Jewish Community sends our deepest condolences to her husband Petras, daughter Svajonė and grandson Donatas.
Šiauliai Jewish Community
Schools, kindergartens and universities across Lithuania were closed in the early afternoon Friday as numerous emails in Russian and Lithuanian were received claiming bombs had been placed at these locations. This followed the same threats made to schools in Klaipėda Thursday as Lithuanian military and security forces were scheduled to carry out drills on the marine liquified natural gas terminal located there. Police spokesmen said the same threats were made in Latvia and Estonia over previous days. They said the threatening emails in Lithuania were in Russian with some in Lithuanian and contained two separate demands: ransom for “de-mining” the schools, and political demands Lithuania stop supporting the Ukraine in its conflict with Russia.
The Sholem Aleichem ORT Gymnasium in Vilnius decided several days ago to cancel in-school classes Friday and to conduct lessons via internet instead because Hamas had called upon supporters to attack Jewish institutions around the world on October 13. Lithuanian Jewish Community chairwoman told Lithuanian media the Choral Synagogue in Vilnius was closed and almost all staff at the LJC were working from home. All events and programs scheduled at the LJC have been cancelled for now, according to LJC executive director Michailas Segal. Chairwoman Kukliansky said the regional Jewish communities had all been apprised of growing security concerns.
Lithuanian police had started making regular patrols outside the Sholem Aleichem school and the Choral Synagogue since the Hamas attack on southern Israel last Saturday.
Update: Around 1,500 schools and educational institutions received bomb threats again on Monday, October 16.
Dolores Kaganovič has died unexpectedly. A long-time Community member, she volunteered at Seniors Club events for two decades and was always the life of the party, the exemplar of style and the eidolon of energy and friendship. Faina Kukliansky and the entire Lithuanian Jewish Community extend our condolences to her daughter Elen, son Aleksandras and her many friends and family members. Her burial service will take place today, Friday, September 29, at 3:00 P.M. at the Jewish cemetery on Sudervės road in Vilnius.
Riva Špiz passed away Tuesday. She was born in 1924. A long-time member of the Community, she was also a combat veteran and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. The entire Community mourns her passing and extend their condolences to her daughter Ela and her husband, to her grandson Edvinas and to all who knew and loved her. The funeral is scheduled for 5:00 P.M. today, Wednesday, at the Jewish cemetery on Sudervės road in Vilnius.
Ela Matiuchina passed away September 6. She was born in 1937. We extend our deepest condolences to her widower Valentinas, daughter Irina and all who knew and loved her.
Isaak Markus has passed away. He was born in 1938 and was a long-time member of the Community and a Saul Kagan Social Welfare Center client. Our deepest condolences to his widow Basia, son Leonid, daughter Rimona and his many friends and family members.
A very happy 95th birthday to Samuilas Reckinas, a member of our Abi Men Zet Zich seniors’ club. Mazl tov. Bis 120!
We are sad to report Romanas Švarcas died today, August 10. He was born in 1937. He was a Lithuanian Jewish Community member of long standing and a member of the Abi Men zet Zich Seniors Club. We extend our deepest condolences to his widow Danutė and daughter Lina.
Last farewells can be made between 5:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M. today, August 10, and between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. tomorrow, August 11, at the Nutrūkusi Styga funeral home located at (Ąžuolyno street no. 10 in Vilnius. He will be buried at 2:30 P.M. at the Jewish cemetery located at Sudervės road no. 28 in Vilnius on August 11.
Isaakas Markusas passed away August 8. He was born in 1938. He was a long-time member of the Lithuanian Jewish Community and a client of the Saul Kagan Welfare Center. Chairwoman Faina Kukliansky and the entire Community extend our condolences to his widow Basia, son Leonidas and daughter Rimona.
We wish a very happy milestone birthday to long-time member and Saul Kagan Social Center client Polina Sukolskaja. May you continue to enjoy good health and may many happy moments with loved ones fill your days. Mazl tov. Bis 120!
Jefimas Libmanas died on July 25. He was a member of the Lithuanian Jewish Community for many years and a client of our Social Center. He was born in 1935. Our deepest condolences to his widow Tatjana as we grieve along with his many friends and family members.
Mendelis Askotskis passed away on July 24. He was born in 1928. He was a Community member of long standing and a client of the Community’s Saul Kagan Welfare Center. We extend our deepest condolences to his daughter Mira and all his many friends and family.