During the meeting the attendees were introduced to the latest activity of the Lithuanian Jewish community and avenues for the Israeli associations to be more involved in the processes and projects in Lithuania.
Ambassador Edminas Bagdonas took part at the talk „Our Experiences In Lithuania“ organized by Glenda and Abel Levitt and ESRA (volunteering for the community) in Raanana. Abel and Glenda Levitt shared display of young student Lithuanians and how they use medium of arts to express themselves, the subject being the Holocaust.
Ambassador of Lithuania Edminas Bagdonas together with ambassadors of Germany, Greece, Croatia, Portugal and Sweden tokk part in the conference „Shaping the Memory of the Holocaust- Remembering Responsibly“. The event was organized by The Center Organization of Holocaust Survivors in Israel, Yad Vashem and Shalom Hartman Institute.
On February 14, the Centennial of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania celebrated in Tel Aviv Museum of Arts. The program brought the special “Woodspirit” music performance to Israel by the Lithuanian accordionist Martynas Levickis.
Municipality building of Tel Aviv lights up in the Lithuanian flag colours of yellow, green and red for Lithuania's 100-year anniversary of the restoration of independence.
Lithuanian Jews helped build the country, and their legacy remains an integral part of Lithuanian history.
Ambassador Edminas Bagdonas participated at the impressive tribute to ‘Righteous diplomats’ who saved Jews during WWII, among them Japanese diplomat Ch.Sugihara and Dutch acting consul Jan Zwartendijk who worked in Kaunas.
In honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Lithuanian Embassy in Israel joins with those who say #WeRemember
Good meeting with David Levin, chairman of Jews from Ukraine organization, author of book about Druskininkai and Nachum Slucker.
Last Thursday the Einav Culture Center in Tel Aviv was filled with Yiddish songs and stories about Kaunas-born Nehama Lifshitz – one of the world‘s greatest Yiddish singers and "The Nightingale of the Jewry of Silence", who has sadly left us earlier this year.
We are happy to spread the word and invite all of those visiting Vilnius: An exceptional exhibition “Academié de Vilna”, curated by dr. Jolanta Širkaitė and dedicated to Vilnius drawing school (1866-1951), is opening at the Lithuanian National Gallery on October 5.
On 18 September 2017 ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania in the State of Israel participated in a commemoration event in Yad Vashem World Holocaust Center and Museum, dedicated to pay tribute to the memory of the Lithuanian Jews murdered in the Holocaust and commemorate the 74 years since the liquidation of the Vilnius Ghetto. The ceremony was attended by Holocaust survivors and their families, representatives of Yad Vashem, leaders and members of Association of Vilna and Vilna vicinity Jews in Israel Beit Vilna and the Association of Lithuanian Jews in Israel, representatives of IDF and the Lithuanian Embassy in Israel.
Ambassador Edminas Bagdonas participated in a special event dedicated to a historical find in Lithuania - an escape tunnel in Ponary (Paneriai), used by the prisoners to escape in April 1944. This discovery was documented in a film "Holocaust escape tunel", produced by PBS and NOVA films, and its premiere in Israel took place at Beit Vilna in Tel Aviv on June 21.