Jewish Vilnius

Let’s explore Jewish history and heritage in Lithuania

The first Jews settled in Vilnius in the fifteenth century, and before the Second World War, the Jewish community accounted for just over a third of the population. The events of the twentieth century were remembered not only by those who lived at that time, but also for future generations.

Did you know that …
Many famous Judaism scholars and rabbis lived and worked in Vilnius; that is why over the 700 years of their presence in Lithuania Jews created a rich and diverse culture. Vilnius was called the Jerusalem of the North.

3 – 5 hours By walk