Atzalynas Gimnazija Kedainiai Visit 2017

The Keidaner Family tree on Laima’s classroom wall – an unique work of art! The complex of two synagogues and the tree featuring the names of Keidaners, including  my 3rd great grandfather Zalman Tzoref in the centre. created by student Karolina Silvestraviciute Activities at the school including my presentation, a visit to the science lab …

Seta – Jonava – Vandziogala – Kedainiai

I travelled with my friend, Laima Ardaviciene, the English teacher at Kedainiai High School, to Seta, Jonava, Vandizogala and back to Kedainiai Šėta Lithuania Quick facts Šėta is a small town in Kaunas County in central Lithuania. In 2001 it had a population of 1025.Wikipedia Population: 1,025 (2001)   Jonava Quick facts Jonava is the ninth largest …

Kedainiai & Dotnuva

On the road to Keidan Dotnuva Jewish cemetery At Atzalyno Gymnazija with Laima, other teachers and students. IMG_7229 Video of presentation by two students Report on the school’s visit to Seduva and the Lost Shtetl. Click on this image below. Around the streets of the Old Town of Kedainiai. The cultural centre, formerly the two …

Litvak Hangout with Cape Town & Kedainiai: A Unique Event!

On 11 February 2016, a unique event will take place! Two quite different schools on opposite sides of the world, will link up in a Litvak Hangout. A joint session between students of Herzlia, the Jewish Day School in Cape Town, South Africa and those of Atzalyno Gimnazija, a high school in Kedainiai, Lithuania will …

My bond with Atzalyno Gimnazija, a school in Kedainiai

The students take me on a multicultural tour of Kedainai, the last stop being the two former synagogue complex, one of only a handful in Lithuania. The centre is run by Rimantas Zirgulis, director of the Museum and includes a permanent Jewish display, one of the first towns in Lithuania to do so. The video report …

My bond with Atzalyno Gimnazija, a school in Kedainiai

The students take me on a multicultural tour of Kedainai, the last stop being the two former synagogue complex, one of only a handful in Lithuania. The centre is run by Rimantas Zirgulis, director of the Museum and includes a permanent Jewish display, one of the first towns in Lithuania to do so. The video report …

Kedainiai, my Lithuanian Shtetl – New Developments

B’nai B’rith NSW With Rabbi Selwyn Franklin THIS WEEK in Perth & Sydney. Come listen. I have just returned from my fourth visit to Lithuania in as many years. There are some interesting developments in Genealogy, Travel and Education in Lithuania, which I will be talking about in Perth and Sydney this week. I recently …

Kedainiai, my Lithuanian Shtetl

Visit to the Atzalyno Gimnazija School Teacher: Laima Ardaviciene. “Growing up during the Soviet era in Lithuania, Laima Ardaviciene does not remember being taught anything about the Holocaust at school. But those days of silence are over – for her and for the Atzalynas Gymnasium (high school) in Kedainiai, Lithuania, where she is a teacher.” Read …