Lita Shtetl Visits – 2018

Siauliai with Sania Kerbilis & Antonina Gainulina

 Panevezys with Gennady Kofman

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Master Yuter Family Tree

Panevezys Telephone Directory

Visitors Book

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With Gennady Kofman &  a scout group

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Panevezys Lithuania


Josvainiai with Laima Ardaviciene and Harry Gorfine (Australia)

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Ukmerge with Vida Pulkaunkiene & Arturas Taicos

Ukmerge, Lithuania


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



Sania Å iauliai Cycle


Siauliai Jewish Community Cycle Tour


Siauliai Cycle Tour


After the ride
With Ambassador Amir Maimon

Sabrina Martinaitiene introducing Ambassador Maimon

The Israeli Ambassador, Amir Maimon


Å iauliai Cycle Tour Speech


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

With Aleksandras Rostovskis and Rasella Galiniene
 At Rasella’s House


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


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.