Lithuanian Jewish Community visits Ukrainian refugees for Purim

On the occasion of Purim , the Lithuanian Jewish Community (LJC) visited a center for Ukrainian refugees in Vilnius.

“This year, the brutal actions in neighbouring Ukraine seemed to make it much more difficult to inspire the festive spirit of Purim,” said LJC President Faina Kukliansky.

“However, without much deliberation, LJC decided that we should share Purim – the celebration of community, faith and hope, its traditions and, of course, the Litvak cookies of Hamantashen with the families of refugees fleeing Ukraine,” she added.

“Although a little timid, the children held out their hands and enjoyed our sweet present, listened to what we wanted to say. We were happy.”

“We assure you that in the near future the Lithuanian Jewish community will be very much waiting for the people of Ukraine in the spaces of their community: we will invite them to learn how to bake Litvak bagels and challot, organize lectures and other educations introducing Jewish culture, history and heritage,” Ms. Kukliansky concluded.

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