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Jul
17
Wed
Tour of Vilna synagogue excavation site @ Vilna Great Synagogue site
Jul 17 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Tour of Vilna synagogue excavation site @ Vilna Great Synagogue site | Vilnius | Vilniaus apskritis | Lithuania

Take a guided tour of the ongoing archaeological excavations at the site of the destroyed Great Synagogue in Vilnius, where archaeologists have discovered the mikvehs and the foundations of the Bimah, among other things.

Jul
18
Thu
Tour of Vilna Great Synagogue excavations @ Vilna Great Synagogue site
Jul 18 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Tour of Vilna Great Synagogue excavations @ Vilna Great Synagogue site | Vilnius | Vilniaus apskritis | Lithuania

Take a guided tour of the ongoing archaeological excavations at the site of the destroyed Great Synagogue in Vilnius, where archaeologists have discovered the mikvehs and the foundations of the Bimah, among other things.

Jul
19
Fri
Dedication Synagogue Square memorial @ Jurbarkas, Lithuania
Jul 19 @ 12:00 – 18:00
Dedication Synagogue Square memorial @ Jurbarkas, Lithuania | Jurbarkas | Tauragės apskritis | Lithuania

The official opening ceremony for a new memorial commemorating the memory of the Jews of Jurbarkas, Lithuania — in Yiddish, Yurburg.

The event will have several parts, including a concert at 2:30 pm by the choral group Aukuras from Klaipėda, at the Apparition of Christ Orthodox church. At 3:30 there will be a look back at the Synagogue Square Memorial Project at the Grybas Museum at Vydūno street no. 31, and at 4:30 there will be a meeting and discussion with the authors and creators of the memorial at the Jurbarkas Regional Public Library at Vilniaus street no. 4.

The municipality approved renaming the junction of Kauno and Kranto streets in the town center – The Synagogue Square.

This square, adjacent to the historical location of Yurburg’s two major Synagogues, was chosen as the site for a memorial dedicated to the Jewish Community of Yurburg. In April 2016, mayor Skirmantas Mockevicius asked Amir Maimon, the Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Lithuania, to contact Israeli sculptor David Zundelovitch and his creative group CAN New Artists Collegium with a request to design and create the future memorial, with is a sort of urban land sculpture.

Click to see the Facebook page for the memorial

 

 

Aug
6
Tue
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery
Aug 6 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Volunteer clean-up work at the second, newer Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn, acquired by the Jewish community in the 1920s and like the “old” cemetery and others in the region, destroyed during WW2, its headstones removed and re-purposed for roads, walkways, and building foundations in town.

 

Aug
7
Wed
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery
Aug 7 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Volunteer clean-up work at the second, newer Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn, acquired by the Jewish community in the 1920s and like the “old” cemetery and others in the region, destroyed during WW2, its headstones removed and re-purposed for roads, walkways, and building foundations in town.

 

Aug
8
Thu
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery
Aug 8 @ 09:30 – 17:30
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up @ Rohatyn, Ukraine New Jewish Cemetery | Rohatyn | Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast | Ukraine

Volunteer clean-up work at the second, newer Jewish cemetery of Rohatyn, acquired by the Jewish community in the 1920s and like the “old” cemetery and others in the region, destroyed during WW2, its headstones removed and re-purposed for roads, walkways, and building foundations in town.

 

Sep
1
Sun
European Day of Jewish Culture @ all over Europe
Sep 1 all-day
European Day of Jewish Culture @ all over Europe | 0

The annual European Day (or Days) of Jewish Culture kicks off September 1st.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event — which takes place in hundreds of locations all over Europe.

JHE Director Ruth Ellen Gruber took part in the meeting in Paris in 1999 that established the EDJC, and she will be writing about it in a post on the web site.

 

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