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Šiaulių Apskrities Žydų bendruomenė (Šiauliai County Jewish Community), Lithuania

Founded in 1988 as the Šiauliai Jewish Cultural Centre, the Šiauliai County Jewish Community carries out a number of cultural, social and religious activities, all aimed at preserving, fostering and cherishing Jewish culture, traditions and customs.

The community’s headquarters houses and exposition and a small synagogue. Exhibitions, meetings with emigrants from Šiauliai and various famous people from Lithuania and beyond take place at the centre. Likewise, all Jewish traditional festivals are celebrated here.

Members of the community make great efforts to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust, with mass murder sites regularly visited and diligently taken care of.


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