About Us

We are a non profit organisation, established in Lithuania by private individuals and companies in August, 2011. Our aim is to preserve and cherish the cultural heritage of Litvaks - the Jews of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania, to unite people who share concern for the cultural values.

Among our accomplished projects: a permanent audiovisual display for the local Jewish museum, the Litvaks' art album, Holocaust education seminars for the teachers in Lithuania, open discussions, awards for the best students’ dissertations on Jewish studies, the Vilna synagogues' map.

Our mission is to shed light on the hidden story of the Lithuanian Jews, to promote it among the new generations - both scattered around the world and living in Lithuania, to commemorate the lost Jewish civilisation and to safeguard the sparks of the Litvak identity and culture.

Vilnius - the city of hundred synagogues

We extend our special gratitude and acknowledgement to:

Gary S. Eisenberg

Eisenberg & Associates

Paul R. Berman

The Honorary Consul to the Republic of Lithuania in South Africa

Dr. Jerrold A. Zoloto

Ph.D. President Litvak World US

Prof. Motti Zalkin

Ph. D. Chair, Department of Jewish history, Ben Gurion university of Negev

Dr. Vladimir Levin

Ph.D. Director of the Centre for Jewish art, Hebrew university of Jerusalem

Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt Gimblett

Ph. D. Chief Curator, Core Exhibition, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Dr. Lara Lempert

Ph. D. Jewish heritage researcher, bibliographer

Zvi Kritzer

Malat foundation, founder and major sponsor

Žilvinas Bieliauskas

Director of the Vilnius Jewish Public library

Dr. Jurgita Verbickienė

Ph.D. associated professor at Vilnius University History Faculty

Prof. Leonidas Donskis (decd.)

PhD. Philosopher, political theorist, historian of ideas

Prof. Antanas Andrijauskas

Head of the Department of Comparative Culture Studies at the Culture Research Institute

Prof. Dovid Katz

Ph.D. researcher of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture

Boris Štein (decd.)

Chairman of the Šiauliai Jewish Community

Ronen Waisser Landau

The Honorary Consul to the Republic of Lithuania in Mexico

Žygimantas Pavilionis

PhD, MP of Lithuania, Former ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania in the USA

Daiva Navarrette

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania, Greater Los Angeles, USA

Edminas Bagdonas

Ambassador of Lithuania to Israel

Amir Maimon

Ambassador of Israel to Lithuania

Prof. Avishay Braverman

Israeli economist and politician. A former president of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Dr. Jon Seligman

Archaeologist, director of the excavations, survey and research department, Antiquities authority

Dr. Sergey Kravtsov

Center for Jewish art, Hebrew university of Jerusalem

Prof. Hanna Yablonka

Chief historian of the museum of the Ghetto fighters house (Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot)

Prof Samuel Gruber

Syracuse university

Prof. Amnon Bar Or

Tel Aviv university, "Amnon Bar Or Architects Ltd"

Dr. Thomas Otten

MiQua. LVR-Jewish museum in the Archeological Quarter Cologne, director

Dr. Chana Schutz

The new synagogue Berlin - Centrum Judaicum, Associate director and head of the research department

Remigijus Šimašius

Vilnius city Mayor

Dr. George Friedman

US geopolitical forecaster and strategist on international affairs

Dr. Arūnas Gelūnas

Member of the Seimas, Lithuania's Ambassador to UNESCO

Prof. Rimvydas Laužikas

Historian, Dean of Faculty of Communication at Vilnius university

Gediminas Rutkauskas

Director of the Old town renewal agency, international ICOMOS expert

Dr. Gintaras Stauskis

Prof. at department of urbanistics (VGTU)

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