The 3K Virtual Tour of Jewish Lithuania:

Kaunas, Kedainiai and Kalvarija

Wednesday, February 28

USA 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET

UK 8:00 pm / France 9:00 pm / Israel 10:00 pm

The talk will last approximately 90 minutes

About this talk

We continue our series of Virtual Tours in Lithuania. In my first talk we presented Jewish Vilnius. Now, get ready for the country's second-largest city, Kaunas, and the towns of Kedainiai and Kalvarija.

Kaunas (Kovno) was 60% Jewish at the end of the nineteenth century. Using video materials I will guide you through its main Jewish heritage sights. We will visit the city center, the Jewish Quarter, the 9th fort, Sugihara House, and much more.

After that, we will jump 50 kilometers north to Kedainiai, (Keidan) one of the oldest cities in Lithuania, which was home to a very interesting Jewish community. The outstanding religious leader Rav Eliyahu - the Vilna Gaon - lived here for a short time. In our Virtual walk, we will see the inside and the outside of Kedainiai's center. We will also pay the last tribute to the Holocaust victims at the memorial site.

Finally, the shtetl of Kalvarija (Kalvarye), the smallest of these three towns. With its Jewish cemetery, synagogues and old Talmud School building is definitely a must-see in this journey

About Daniel

Daniel Gurevich was born in Vilnius in 1979 and made Aliya to Israel in 1997 before returning to Lithuania and becoming an expert in the travel industry.

Today he is the General Manager of his own family business, the Travel Agency Jerulita. His tours are conducted in Hebrew, English, Russian, and Lithuanian, and focus on Jewish heritage, religion, history, and culture. Holocaust and relations between Jews and local people are subjects of his particular interest and which he does personal research on. Architecture, especially Art Nouveau, is one of his specialties.

He really enjoys working with people and every tour gives him new energy for the next one.

You may also be interested in:

 Stories of Jewish Budapest on February 25

The Jewish Heritage of Hungary on March 7

Polish Jews of March 17

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With your contribution you will also be donating to the youth club ILAN in Vilnius. This local Jewish community organization does a great job bringing Jewish values to our children.

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