Lithuanian Jewish Community

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 the remains of the Great Synagogue of Vilnius and other ritual...
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 on Saturday in a massive show of support to the Lithuanian LGBT community....
'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...
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...
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 Jewish Community and the Order of Malta for non- Jews who risked their lives...
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 2,000 Lithuanians who may have taken part in the killing of Jews in...
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...
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 on doing so, but Lithuania should acknowledge the topic of the Holocaust,...
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 heritage and grave sites , according to Faina Kukliansky , the chair of the...
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...
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 Sports Palace in central Vilnius which is located near an old Jewish...
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 of Lithuania and the Vilnius Municipality, is proud to host the 17th...
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...
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 significant donation to the local community in the form of a new fully...
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 only in Lithuania but also Europe, Gercas Zakas, the leader of the Jewish...
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...
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...
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 Thursday agreed on an action plan to preserve Jewish architectural heritage...
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 day, 9 May, Russia celebrates its Victory Day with pompous parades of...
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...
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...