Vilnius 18

Google Escort into Vilnius!
The Choral Synagogue

With the cantor  – Shmuel

Choral Synagogue, Vilnius – Wikipedia

Choral Synagogue, Vilnius – Wikipedia

The Choral Synagogue of Vilnius (Lithuanian: Vilniaus choralinė sinagoga) is the only synagogue in Vilnius that is still in use. The other synagogues were destroyed partly during World War II, when Lithuania was occupied by Nazi Germany, and partly by the Soviet authorities after the war.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choral_Synagogue,_Vilnius

Žilvinas Beliauskas

Member Spotlight with Žilvinas Beliauskas

Source: jewishlibraries.org/blog/id/391

Vilniaus žydų viešoji biblioteka

Vilniaus žydų viešoji biblioteka

Vilniaus žydų viešoji biblioteka – vienintelė Žydų kultūros sklaidoje besispecializuojanti biblioteka visoje Lietuvoje.Our library is the only one in Lithuania which specifies in spreading Jewish culture in various forms

Source: vilnius-jewish-public-library.com/en/

With Carol Hoffman & Sandra Petrukonyte 

Homepage – The Lost Shtetl

Homepage – The Lost Shtetl

Dingęs štetlas | The Lost shtetl    

Source: lostshtetl.com

Milda Jakulyte & Sandra Petrukonyte 

The Great Synagogue & Shulhof excavations

Vilnius Yiddish Institute – The first Yiddish center of higher learning to be established in post-Holocaust Eastern Europe.

Vilnius Yiddish Institute – The first Yiddish center of higher learning to be established in post-Holocaust Eastern Europe.

APPLICATION FOR YIDDISH SUMMER PROGRAM

Source: judaicvilnius.com

Vilnius University

Leyzer Ran’s book – Jerusalem of Lithuania 

The Jerusalem of Lithuania: The Story of the Jewish Community of Vilna

The Jerusalem of Lithuania: The Story of the Jewish Community of Vilna

On the eve of the Shoah the Jewish community of Vilna was the spiritual centre of Eastern European Jewry, the centre of enlightenment and Jewish political life, of Jewish creativity and the experience of daily Jewish life, a community bursting with cultural and religious life, movements and parties, educational institutions, libraries and theatres; a community of rabbis and gifted Talmudic scholars, intellectuals, poets, authors, artists, craftspeople and educators. In the Jewish world it was known as “The Jerusalem of Lithuania” – a spiritual centre of the first order.

Source: www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/vilna/overview.asp

With Ruta Puisyte

Video

Stolpersteine in Vilnius

The National Library & Lara Lempert
Focus on Judaic Documentary Heritage at the National Library on the Last Day of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Visit to Lithuania – Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania

Focus on Judaic Documentary Heritage at the National Library on the Last Day of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Visit to Lithuania – Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania

Nacionalinė kultūros įstaiga, kaupianti, organizuojanti ir sauganti rašytinį Lietuvos kultūros paveldą, formuojanti Lietuvos mokslui, švietimui, kultūrai ir ūkiui aktualių Lietuvos ir užsienio dokumentų fondą bei teikianti bibliotekinio informacinio aprūpinimo paslaugas visuomenei.

Source: www.lnb.lt/en/news/3400-focus-on-judaic-documentary-heritage-at-the-national-library-on-the-last-day-of-the-israeli-prime-minister-s-visit-to-lithuania

Lukiškės_Square

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lukiškės_Square

With Bella Swartzberg, Marlene & Robbie Baskin at the Artagonist Hotel
With teacher, Simonas Jurktaitis 

Friday 3 August 18

Trakai

At the Choral Synagogue before the service
Outside the Conti Hotel, Vilnius

 

 

WJC Seminar at the Vilnius Jewish Public Library

I visited the Vilnius Jewish Public Library where the WJC, the World Jewish Congress, were running a seminar “Pearls of Yiddish Culture” over three days. 26 top educators from Israeli schools, universities and other institutions came to study Yiddish culture, language and literature. Study tours of the Jewish sites of Vilnius were part of the program. This seminar was a result of the cooperation between the WJC and Shai Bar Ilan Jewish roots travel agency affiliated with Bar Ilan University (Israel).

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 1 whole group
2 lecture of Dr.M.Yushkovsky in the new premises
 
 
The same tour group were at the Choraline Synagogue in Kaunas on the previous day.
 
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Vilnius 5

My fifth visit to Vilnius in as many years. The Jerusalem of Lithuania!

Some images of the Choral Synagogue which around the corner from my hotel, The Conti.

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Choral Synagogue, Vilnius

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Choral Synagogue of Vilnius
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Basic information
Location LithuaniaVilnius’ Old TownLithuania
Affiliation Judaism
Status In use
Architectural description
Architect(s) Dovydas Rosenhauzas
Completed 1903
Specifications
The Choral Synagogue of Vilnius (LithuanianVilniaus choralinė sinagoga) is the only synagogue in Vilnius that is still in use. The other synagogues were destroyed during World War II, when Lithuania was occupied by Nazi Germany.

The Choral Synagogue of Vilnius was built in 1903.[1]

The synagogue is built in a RomanesqueMoorish style.[2]

It is the only active synagogue that survived both the Holocaust and Soviet rule in this city that once had over 100 synagogues.[1]International donations and a small community of Jews in Vilnius support the synagogue. The synagogue holds services and is open to visitors.[2]

My first visit to the Vilnius Jewish Public Library which was most interesting. I met its director:

Žilvinas Beliauskas <zilvinas.beliauskas@vilnius-jewish-public-library.com>

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Video of Arcadius & Batya

Web:

Vilnius Jewish Public Library

On Facebook

The Green House and Sugihara

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Trip Advisor – Green House

Professor Dovid Katz at his home. A most delightful evening with an unforgettable icon!

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Video of Dov Katz

I met with renowned historian and guide: Ilya Lempertas

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Facebook: Ilya Lempertas