Seduva – Rozalimas

More from the Seduva Museum ceremony
The LP donated by film maker Saulius  Berzinis to the Seduva Museum

Mordechai Hershman

Mordechai Hershman – Wikipedia

Mordecai Hershman (1888–1940) was a Ukrainian-born American Jewish cantor (“hazzan”) and singer.


Vinyl Donation 


Vinyl Donation

by Saulius Berzinis


Cantor Mordechai Hershman sings Eilu Devurim

Cantor Mordechai Hershman sings Eilu Devurim

Mordechai Hershman (1888-1940) Mordecai Hershman was born in Chernigov and from an early age was an active participant in several synagogue choirs. His first…



Saulius Berzinis – filmmaker – Film Studio Kopa
With Laura, film producer and associate of Saulius
A week later in Vilnius with Saulius and Laura in Vilnius


After The Ceremony
At the restaurant after the ceremony


With the ambassadors of Finland, Great Britain and USA
On my way to Rozalimas

The Rozalimas Wooden Synagogue 


Rozalimas – Wikipedia

Rozalimas is a small town in Šiauliai County in northern-central Lithuania. As of 2011 it had a population of 746.[1]


Two railway crossings, same train!

On  the way to Siauliai

Pakruojis 17

The restored synagogue at Pakruojis

I visited this time last year when it was under construction

June 2016

Pakruojis & Siaulenai

I visited Pakruojis to see the wooden synagogue in the city. As you can see from the images, it is currently being restored. We previously saw that the wooden synagogue in Ziezmariai is also under …


June 2017

On the road to Pakruojis


With Laima


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Some of the information panels

Oldest surviving synagogue in Lithuania

Rav Kook in nearby Zeimelis

Surrounding buildings

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Pakruojis – Wikipedia

Pakruojis ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a city in Lithuania. It is situated on the Kruoja River, which has a dam above the city. Forty three buildings of the manor, mentioned in 1531 still survive.


Pakruojis & Siaulenai


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I visited Pakruojis to see the wooden synagogue in the city.

As you can see from the images, it is currently being restored. We previously saw that the wooden synagogue in Ziezmariai is also under restoration.


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Other views of the town

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My visit to my wife’s family town of Shavlan or Siaulenai was not so successful.

Her maternal grandfather’s family name was Saevitzon, in Israel, Shavei Zion.

I searched for the Jewish cemetery, asked at the Christian cemetery and was told by locals that there was a Jewish cemetery on the other side of town. I couldn’t find it and I ran out of time.

I later emailed Sandra Petrukonyte of Maceva, who kindly replied:

Dear Eli,

It is so pity that you could not find. I tried to search for exact location. The map is attached (for your future journey!).
It is seems that the way to the cemetery is not marked by any sign, the path is not paved and the cemetery itself is in a small distant forest. Not surprising that you got lost.

MACEVA does not have own photos, therefore I am adding links to another websites with general view of the cemetery:



So, I will a revisit next time.

Here are some images of the town:

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I’m still on the long flight home to Perth. Great to have access to the Internet!