08 December 2009

Tel Aviv: Lithuanian synagogues exhibit opens Dec. 17

An exhibit of Lithuanian synagogue photos will open at Beit Hatfutsot (the Museum of the Jewish People) in Tel Aviv on Thursday, December 17.

"Sounds of Silence: Traces of Jewish life in Lithuania" is under the auspices of the Embassy of Lithuania in Israel, and focuses on the remaining synagogues in the country. The photos were taken by outstanding Lithuanian photographer Raimondas Paknys.

Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Vygaudas Usackas will open the exhibit, which includes the lighting of the sixth handle of Chanukah. Tracing the Tribe has been invited and will write about the exhibit.

Other speakers include MK Ze'ev Bielski, Israeli-Lithuanian parliamentary group chair; MK Yohanan Plesner; Minister Usackas, and Markas Zingeris, Vilnius Gaon Jewish Museum director.

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