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Centropa’s AudioWalks take you on a journey through the Jewish history of Central and Eastern Europe.

Use our multimedia maps, and explore the family pictures, archival material, and personal stories of 21 Jewish Holocaust survivors to get a unique insight into Europe’s rich Jewish heritage, and to discover sites of Jewish life in towns in Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania.

The ORT Sholem Aleichem school, Vilnius

ORT Vilnius Sholom Aleichem Jewish Gymnasium

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In 1989, following the declaration of Lithuania’s independence, a Jewish school was established in Vilnius. Initially, it was a Sunday school, where members of the Jewish community learned Hebrew, Yiddish, Jewish traditions, and Jewish history. It then became a secondary school, and in 1998, the Heftsiba program was introduced in cooperation with the Israeli government. Under this program, Israeli teachers would teach Hebrew and organize Jewish educational activities.

In February 2013, the Vilnius ORT School was accredited as a Gymnasium and renamed as the Vilnius Sholom Aleichem ORT Gymnasium School. In 2015, a new building in the center of Vilnius was added to the school.

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