2017 - 02 - 06Ellen Cassedy’s Diary of the Vilnius Yiddish Summer Program 2016 Our dear colleague, author and translator Ellen Cassedy has published an article about Vilnius Yiddish Summer Program for the Jewish women’s magazine “Na’amat.” It’s in the form of a diary of the month she spent here last summer. You can read the article here – cassedyyiddishmonthnaamat
2017 - 01 - 25Meeting with Prof. Antony Polonsky on the 26th of January In commemoration of the Holocaust Remembrance Day, Lithuanian Jewish Community organizes a meeting and discussion with Prof. Antony Polonsky, the Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis, chief historian of the Musuem of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. VYI’s Director Sarunas Liekis will be moderator of the discussion “The History of the Jews in Lithuania, Poland and Russia”. The discussion will be held on the 26th of January at 18:00, in the Lithuanian Jewish Community, Pylimo str. 4. Everyone is welcome!
2016 - 10 - 03Book about Irena Veisaite
In October, 2016 the Lithuanian Embassy in France hosted presentation of the book by Yves Plasseraud „Irena Veisaite: Tolerance and Involvement“.
The book is about the life of Irena Veisaite, a Lithuanian theatre scholar, human rights activist, and Holocaust survivor in Lithuania. Veisaite‘s life can be viewed as a resumé of the XXth century East-European history. The presentation of the book and discussion was moderated by prof. Sarunas Liekis, director of the Vilnius Yiddish Institute.
You may read more about Irena Veisaite http://www.baltictimes.com/a_baltic_woman_ahead_of_her_time/