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.
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.
Ambassador Edminas Bagdonas pleased to host meeting at the Lithuanian Embassy for the delegation of Deputy mayors of Kaunas‘ region and representatives of Litvak‘s as well as Lithuanian community organizations.
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.
On the occasion of Day of Restoration of Independence, Embassy of Lithuania together with community of Lithuanians in Israel "Nerija" have organized a concert of Andrius Mamontovas.
Ambassador Edminas Bagdonas, minister counselor Ramūnas Davidonis and cultural attaché Elena Keidošiūtė met with 40 high school students from five Lithuanian municipalities of Kėdainiai, Švenčionys, Anykščiai, Kupiškis and Elektrėnai. The festive evening took place at Beit Vilna, the Association of Jews from Vilnius and vicinity. During this week long trip, the students will get a chance to visit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and learn more about Israel, its culture and history.