They Are Returning – A Year On!

Atzalynas Gimnazija, Kedainiai Lithuania

Reflecting back to  June 2019

Rabbi Dan Fink

Bobbie Lamont

Eli Rabinowitz 

13 June 2019

VIDEO OF OUR EVENT IN LITHUANIA

They Are Returning

‘’TILTAI-BRIDGES-בריקן’’

For video, click here:

Source: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZXBEuPfeFc

Rabbi Dan Fink handing out gifts to students
With Israeli Ambassador to Lithuania, Amir Maimon
Photos of our group – descendants of Keidaners

At the school

At the cemetery

At the Holocaust site

Vale Simonas Dovidavicius. 

Standing between Laima Ardaviciene and me in Kėdainiai, Lithuania on 15 June this year. Simon passed away last week and was laid to rest on the 18th December 2019. 

With Rimantas Zirgulis

 

Jerusalem Day 1

Leaving Vilnius at 6:10am

Arrival in Israel

With Eytan and Amie

The walk from the Prima Kings Hotel to the Kotel via Mamila

The Hurva Synagogue

Tzoref – tangential travel

Tzoref – tangential travel

Source: elirab.me/tag/tzoref/

Keidaner Family Tree

Meet and Great – our seminar orientation at the Prima Kings Hotel

They Are Returning

Atzalynas Gimnazija, Kedainiai Lithuania

13 June 2019

VIDEO OF OUR EVENT IN LITHUANIA

They Are Returning

‘’TILTAI-BRIDGES-בריקן’’

For video, click here:

Source: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZXBEuPfeFc

Rabbi Dan Fink handing out gifts to students
With Israeli Ambassador to Lithuania, Amir Maimon
Photos of our group – descendants of Keidaners

At the school

At the cemetery

At the Holocaust site

75th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Vilna Ghetto

Day of Victims of the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews in PonarY

23 September 2018 

Israel Ambassador – Amir Maimon        Photo credit: Ana Maizel

Lietuvos žydų genocido aukų dienos minėjimas Paneriuose – Vilniaus “Saulėtekio” vidurinė mokykla

Zog Nit Keynmol – WE ARE HERE!

Zog Ni Keynmol Ponar

Video by Carol Hoffman

Source: youtu.be/J4qGGMTOoxA

Vilnius “Saulėtekis” School Youth Choir and 3rd grade pupils participated.

Source: www.sauletekio.lt/naujienos/lietuvos-zydu-genocido-auku-dienos-minejimas-paneriuose/

Pope honours victims of Holocaust, Soviet terror in Lithuania

Pope honours victims of Holocaust, Soviet terror in Lithuania

Pope Francis on Sunday paid homage to Holocaust victims who perished in the Vilnius ghetto, 75 years to the day after the Nazis liquidated it, and remembered those who risked and lost their lives to challenge the Soviet regime in Lithuania.

Source: au.news.yahoo.com/pope-francis-honours-holocaust-victims-lithuania-115758110–spt.html

Who Are Lithuania’s Heroes Today? Å kirpa, Noreika or the Righteous Gentiles?

Who Are Lithuania’s Heroes Today? Å kirpa, Noreika or the Righteous Gentiles?

Former ghetto prisoners, members of the Lithuanian Jewish Community, members of international Jewish organizations, ambassadors from Israel and other countries

Source: www.lzb.lt/en/2018/09/24/who-are-lithuanias-heroes-today-skirpa-noreika-or-the-righteous-gentiles/

WE ARE HERE! For Upstanders Project

WE ARE HERE! For Upstanders

Source: wah.foundation

Vilna Ghetto

Vilna Ghetto – Wikipedia

The Vilna Ghetto[a] was a World War II Jewish ghetto established and operated by Nazi Germany in the city of Vilnius in the territory of Nazi-administered Reichskommissariat Ostland.[1] During the some two years of its existence, starvation, disease, street executions, maltreatment, and deportations to concentration camps and extermination camps reduced the Ghetto’s population from an estimated 40,000 to zero. Only several hundred people managed to survive, mostly by hiding in the forests surrounding the city, joining Soviet partisans,[2][3] or sheltering with sympathetic locals.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilna_Ghetto

Shavel

The Siauliai Jewish Community, Lithuania

Siauliai, Friday 4 May 2018

I’ve been to Siauliai at least twice before, but never met this warm, friendly and enthusiastic community.  

My uncle Benny Spiller was born in Shavel!

Benny Spiller

With Sania Kerbelis, Head of the Siauliai Jewish Community
The Museum

    

The Synagogue

 

 

Sunday 6 May 2018

Siauliai Jewish Community Cycle Ride

Organised by the Israel Ambassador – Amir Maimon

To celebrate the first 3 stages of Giro d’Italia being held in Israel

The Route – Giro d’Italia 2018: Official SIte

The Route – Giro d’Italia 2018: Official SIte

Discover the route of the Giro d’Italia 2018. A new itinerary with 21 stages, from Jerusalem to Rome

Source: www.giroditalia.it/eng/route/

Video

Sania Å iauliai Cycle

Source: youtu.be/YDE254xYgH4

Siauliai Jewish Community Cycle Tour

Video

Siauliai Cycle Tour

Source: youtu.be/dgvpSd_Sgqg

After the ride
With Ambassador Amir Maimon

Sabrina Martinaitiene introducing Ambassador Maimon

The Israeli Ambassador, Amir Maimon

Video

Å iauliai Cycle Tour Speech

Source: youtu.be/49BmfMkhohE

With Sania Kerbelis, Head of Siauliai JC and Arturas Taicas, Head of Ukmerge JC
The rental bikes.
Meeting the community at the yummy lunch

L’chaim
With Aleksandras Rostovskis and Rasella Galiniene
 At Rasella’s House

 

Shavelers – What a lovely, warm and hospitable community! Thank you!

Šiauliai

Šiauliai – Wikipedia

Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 107,086. From 1994 to 2010 it was the capital of Šiauliai County. Unofficially, the city is the capital of Northern Lithuania.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siauliai

Israeli Ambassador To Lithuania Visits Plunge

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The visit of Israeli Ambassador Amir Maimon to Plunge, Lithuania on 21 September 2016

These photos were taken by Eugenijus Bunka.

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The Plunge KehilaLink

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http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/plunge/Home.html

From the Facebook Page

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The July Memorial Day post from the Plunge Facebook Page