I would like to invite you to take a walk around Vilnius Old Town, explore the surviving heritage of the world-famous Jewish community and listen to stories about what our city had, what it lost and how it is trying to restore it.
Objects and stories: Jewish settlement in Vilnius and the Jewish Quarter; The courtyard of the synagogues and what makes it special for those who have faith in God; How does the pomegranate relates to the Jewish faith?; How do Ashkenazi different from Sephardic, Yiddish from; Hebrew, and Talmud from Torah?;Truth and fiction about Vilnius Gaon; Across Vokiečių street; Mėsinių street and kosher Jewish diet; How did Dr. Shabad teach the people of Vilnius to maintain hygiene?; What do the yards of Žemaitijos street houses say?; Stories of Vilnius ghetto.
Attention: we are allowed to enter the Vilnius Choral Synagogue only by separate agreement.
Duration: about 2 – 3 hours (including ghetto (Holocaust) history or Vilnius Choral Synagogue).
Meeting Place: On the stairs of Vilnius Town Hall (31 Didžioji St.).
Number of participats: from 2 to 21 people.
Tickets: 1 euro at the synagogue (if entrance fee is included)
For all age groups.
Price: 18 euro for an adult, 15 euro for a pensioner or children.
Prices for groups from 10 people.
Brief information about the guide: My name is Aušra, I have been working as a guide since 2012. I conduct tours in English, Spanish and Lithuanian (with local travelers). For many years I have been interested in Lithuanian Jewish heritage. Moreover, I have created the project „Litvak Shtetls”, in which I share information about Jews from various Lithuanian towns.
During the tour I use various interactive tools: we listen to music, look at photos, maps, sometimes – video clips, play games, guess, taste different food. I work with guide equipment providing tourists with receivers with headphones, so our excursions are not only interactive, but also safe and do not oblige to follow the guide constantly.
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