Lithuanian Jewish Community

Lithuanian parliamentary committees to investigate refusal of citizenship to Litvaks
2016 m. gegužės 9 d. 08:37
Amid complaints from Lithuanian Jewish Community representatives and Litvaks living in Israel and South Africa , at least two Lithuanian parliamentary...
Lithuanian officials 'need history lessons', says Jewish community leader
2016 m. gegužės 6 d. 10:30
The Lithuanian Jewish community criticized Lithuania's migration officials for refusing citizenship to Litvaks, Jews of Lithuanian descent, who left the country in...
Charity concert raises €125k for Lithuanians who risked lives to save Jews
2016 m. balandžio 7 d. 09:44
Over €125,000 euros have been raised in a charity concert organized by the Lithuanian...
Lithuanian prosecutors start to investigate alleged Holocaust perpetrators on list
2016 m. kovo 3 d. 17:16
Lithuania's Prosecutor General's Office said Thursday it would investigate a list of about...
Wooden 1930s synagogue in Kulautuva will not be preserved
2016 m. vasario 25 d. 10:04
A wooden synagogue from the 1930s which was recently discovered underneath another building...
Jewish community leader calls for publication of list of Holocaust collaborators
2016 m. vasario 12 d. 13:13
On Friday, the Lithuanian Jewish Community called for the publication of “general data” on about 2,000 people who, according to historical research, may have...
Vilnius should have monument to people who saved Jews, says Jewish community leader
2016 m. vasario 8 d. 12:17
The Lithuanian Jewish community would like to see a monument built in Vilnius to people who were saving Jews during World War Two .
"We never called Lithuanians a nation of Jew-shooters" says community leader
2016 m. vasario 1 d. 16:12
Jews living in Lithuania never said Lithuanians were a nation of Jew-shooters and don't plan...
Jewish heritage enjoyed more government protection in 2015, says community leader
2016 m. sausio 4 d. 15:58
Over the last year, the Lithuanian government began focusing more on preserving Jewish...
Bright messages during 22nd Vilnius Menorah lighting
2015 m. gruodžio 11 d. 15:14
A large crowd gathered on Kudirkos Square to witness Rabbi Sholom B. Krinsky light the...
Lithuania pays tribute to rescuers of Jews from Holocaust
2015 m. rugsėjo 22 d. 13:02
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Tuesday awarded 47 people with Life Saving Crosses for saving Jews from the Nazis during World War Two . The majority...
Vilnius Sports Palace, built on Jewish cemetery, to host conferences, not concerts, PM says
2015 m. rugsėjo 17 d. 08:11
Built within the territory of a former Jewish cemetery , the Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports will host conferences after its reconstruction, and not concerts,...
Israeli government doesn't mind Vilnius Sports Palace renovation project, Lithuanian PM says
2015 m. rugsėjo 9 d. 13:54
Israel has no objections to Lithuania about the renovation project of the Concert and...
The Vilna Yiddish Reading Circle starts 17th season
2015 m. rugsėjo 9 d. 13:47
The Jewish Cultural and Information Center, a partnership project of the Jewish Community...
Lithuanian Jewish community to appoint new rabbi
2015 m. rugpjūčio 17 d. 11:42
The Jewish Community of Lithuania has dismissed its rabbi Chaim Burstein after the...
Renovation of synagogue starts in Vilnius
2015 m. liepos 22 d. 16:57
Renovation works of the synagogue on Gėlių Street in Vilnius has been started, the Department of Cultural Heritage said on Tuesday.
U-turn on excavation of WWII mass grave found in Šiauliai
2015 m. liepos 16 d. 08:49
The authorities in Lithuania's northern city of Šiauliai have decided against excavating remains from a recently discovered World War Two mass burial site due to...
Šeduva Jewish Memorial Fund donates ambulance car
2015 m. birželio 29 d. 10:52
During the celebrations of Šeduva Days on 27 June, Šeduva Jewish Memorial Fund made a...
Kaunas commemorates brutal WWII Jewish pogrom
2015 m. birželio 26 d. 20:45
The massacre of Jews at the Lietūkis garage 74 years ago was one of the most brutal not...
Beigel Awards for Tolerance presented in Lithuania
2015 m. birželio 6 d. 11:10
Six people were presented with the Beigel Awards for Tolerance, traditional awards presented...
New-found love between Lithuania and Israel  (3)
2015 m. gegužės 22 d. 08:12
With a thrust from the eurozone, affordable air-fares on the route Vilnius-Tel Aviv and just generally better Israeli-Lithuanian relations, tourist flows between the...
Vilnius resident discovers electric substation he thinks was built of Jewish tombstones
2015 m. gegužės 11 d. 14:54
Giedrius Sakalauskas, a resident of Vilnius, was taking a walk with his son on Sunday when he made a disturbing discovery. An electric substation on Olandų Street...
Lithuanian government and Jewish community agree on plan to preserve Jewish heritage sites
2015 m. gegužės 8 d. 08:27
Representatives of the Lithuanian government and the Lithuanian Jewish Community on...
Why Lithuanian officials are not going to Moscow on 9 May  (2)
2015 m. gegužės 5 d. 14:09
On 8 May each year, the world pays tribute to the victims of World War Two . The following...
Lithuanians and Jews: What's changed and what hasn't over the last 40 years?  (2)
2015 m. balandžio 24 d. 08:36
Tomas Venclova, a prominent Lithuanian author, poet, translator and professor of literature...
Criticism leveled at Lithuanian government and society at Vilnius Holocaust conference  (2)
2015 m. balandžio 23 d. 08:44
A conference on Holocaust education was held at Vilnius city hall on 17 April. The conference was the final event in the "Being a Jew" project's series of events...
Star of Remembrance to commemorate Holocaust in Vilnius
2015 m. balandžio 22 d. 15:33
Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) in Lithuania was unique this year. Over 700 youngsters from Vilnius, together with the Lithuanian Jewish community, former...
Israeli Embassy in Lithuania awarded the Righteous Among the Nations
2015 m. balandžio 18 d. 12:57
The Embassy of the State of Israel , together with the Lithuanian Jewish community and...
Soviet-era Vilnius Sports Palace to be reconstructed as congress centre
2015 m. vasario 12 d. 14:38
Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said that Vilnius Concerts and Sports...
Unique Jewish archive from interwar Vilnius to be reassembled in digital library  (1)
2015 m. sausio 30 d. 14:22
A unique Vilnius Jewish archive, which was scattered during the Holocaust , will be...