The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania is opening a Call for applications for 50 Lithuanian state grants for full-time Master’s degree at Lithuanian higher education institutions for the 2019/2020 academic year.
Students form Lithuania visiting Israel together with the Ambassador Edminas Bagdonas congratulated Lithuania on the Day od Restoration of the State of Lithuania by singing the National Anthem at the Masada fortress at sunrise.
Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis visited Yad Vashem -The World Holocaust Remembrance Center.
The Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis honored the memory of the victims of Holocaust on January 28 at the conference dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Tel Aviv.
We invite you to participate at the Conference "Building Our States Together: The Role of Litvaks in The Creation of Independent Lithuania and Israel" on December 12, 2018, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Modern Lithuania and the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel.
Please register at [email protected] until December 10, 2018.
On June 28 the city of Tel Aviv was taken over by its annual celebration White Night. Each year it attracts thousands of people to the streets, where they can enjoy various events, exhibitions, concerts and street performances. One of these events - a special European initiative “Performance Europa”.
On May 29, one of the most important Israeli theaters Gesher which together with Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality is organizing the annual international performing arts festival „Jaffa Fest“, treated its audience with an evening of the Lithuanian music. During this concert, eight extraordinary musicians from Lithuania performed the creations by composer and recipient of the Lithuanian National Arts and Culture Award Faustas Latėnas.
Yesterday, Vilnius municipal choir "Jauna Muzika", led by conductor and composer Vaclovas Augustinas, performed in one of the main concert halls in Israel - Heichal Hatarbut, in its beautiful Zucker hall.
The Association of Jews from Vilnius and Vicinity “Beit Vilna“ in Tel Aviv hosted a presentation of the bilingual publication of the “Vilna Ghetto Diary” by Yitzchak Rudashevski. This project, initiated by the Lithuanian literature and folklore institute and Lithuanian Jewish Community, and implemented together with “Beit Vilna” and Lithuanian embassy in Israel, attracted many curious listeners – those who had a personal connection to Vilnius and its painful 20th century history, and those who were interested in this unique document in Yiddish, written by a talented young boy.
Vilnius University initiative "Recovering Memory" has started in 2016 and its goal has been to commemorate and honor the members of the community of Vilnius University, students and employees, who were expelled due to various historical events, especially due to totalitarian regimes or local collaborators fault, and thus were stripped of the opportunity to finish their degrees, continue research or teaching. To those who could not attend the ceremony on April 13 in Vilnius, Rector granted the diplomas during his visit to Israel in a special ceremony at the Embassy of Lithuania. On May 2 the university honored former students and research fellows: Izaokas Sadovas (1916–1941), Judita Ščerbakovaitė (1914–1994) and Ošeris Valdšteinas (1912–1941).
Ambassador Edminas Bagdonas together with diplomatic corps took part at the celebration of Israel Independence Day in the residence of President of Israel H.E.Reuven Rivlin. During the event President of Israel H.E. Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister H.E.Benyamin Netanyahu addressed the diplomatic corps.
On April 11 ambassador Edminas Bagdonas participated at the official Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Yad Vashem. President of State of Israel H.E. Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister H.E. Benyamin Netanyahu delivered speeches at that event.
Today, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, a siren was heard for two minutes throughout Israel to honor the memories of 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. The Embassy of Lithuania stood in Ramat Gan street as all traffic came to a stop and people stood in silence. More than 200 thousands of Lithuanian Jews were killed the Holocaust in Lithuania.