Lithuanian Jewish Community

Local authorities welcome plans to build Jewish museum in Šeduva
2017 m. vasario 14 d. 10:49
Local authorities in the northern Lithuanian district of Radviliškis on Monday welcomed plans to build a privately-financed state-of-the-art Jewish museum in Šeduva...
Dark Lullaby: Irene Angelico's belated pilgrimage to Vilnius
2016 m. gruodžio 14 d. 14:55
Acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Irene Angelico confronts her doubts and visits Vilnius, the...
Grybauskaitė recognises 46 Lithuanians who saved Jews in WWII
2016 m. rugsėjo 29 d. 15:36
President Dalia Grybauskaitė yesterday awarded the Life Saving Cross to forty-six...
‘This day remains extremely painful to all of us’ – Prof Landsbergis at Paneriai (Ponar)
2016 m. rugsėjo 28 d. 14:36
Paneriai,— The National Memorial Day for the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews was marked...
Israeli President Rivlin offers condolences over death of Donskis
2016 m. rugsėjo 26 d. 18:57
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has expressed his condolences to Jolanta Donskienė , the wife of Lithuania's late philosopher Leonidas Donskis .
Israeli media incensed by 'parties' at Kaunas WWII killing site
2016 m. liepos 25 d. 16:43
Israeli media has recently reported on parties being held at a WWII Jewish killing site in Kaunas. However, the Lithuanian Jewish Community says the publication...
Jewish community wants Vilnius municipality to co-found kindergarten
2016 m. liepos 25 d. 09:03
The Jewish community wants Vilnius municipality co-found a Jewish kindergarten in the...
International team of scientists to investigate buried remains of Vilnius synagogue
2016 m. birželio 21 d. 17:08
A team of experts from the United Kingdom, Canada, Israel and Lithuania is starting to study...
Pride march in Vilnius draws record numbers  (1)
2016 m. birželio 20 d. 08:13
Around 2,000 people joined the pride march For Equality on the Gediminas avenue in Vilnius...
'Jewish deportees forgotten or ignored' - Jewish community leader
2016 m. birželio 14 d. 14:22
Lithuanian society considers deportation a tragedy of the Lithuanian nation even though a few thousand Jews were also deported, Faina Kukliansky , the leader of the...
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...
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 near Kaunas will not be preserved, the Kauno Diena daily reports.
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...
"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 Menorah candelabra this past Thursday. With the mayor of Vilnius and the first...
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...
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 community's chairwoman accused him of spreading lies about the Šnipiškių...
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...
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...