WJRO launches international campaign to reach Lithuanian Jewish property owners and heirs eligible for compensation

The Good Will Foundation will administer a one-time payment to eligible Lithuanian Jews or certain heirs and will distribute at total of €5 -10 million to approved applicants. The deadline is December 31, 2023.

Jewish community of Balbirishok remembered in solemn ceremony

A stone stele marking the site of the synagogue which once served the Jewish community in Balbirishok (Balbieriškis) was unveiled in the small Lithuanian town. 

Lithuanian Jewish Community condemns MPs antisemitic comments and expressions

The Lithuanian Jewish (Litvak) Community made a statement condemning the antisemitic remarks made by the Member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Remigijus Žemaitaitis. 

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda: “Antisemitic statements not permissible for anyone, let alone MPs”

The comment follows MP Remigijus Zemaitaitis' recent Facebook posts accusing Jews of deporting and killing Lithuanians, and expressing anger at Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte's recent visit to Israel.

First religious ceremony at Žiežmariai synagogue since World War II

The wooden synagogues in Žiežmariai and Pakruojis have been fully renovated and restored by the Lithuanian Jewish Community, local governments and the Lithuanian government agencies.

Vilnius Sports Palace to be turned into a memorial space for Jews

Vilnius Sports Palace, built over the territory of the old Šnipiškii Jewish cemetery, will be turned into a memorial space for Lithuanian Jews. 

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