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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.
In 1989, following the declaration of Lithuania’s independence, a Jewish school was established in Vilnius. Initially, it functioned as a Sunday school, where members of the Jewish community learned Hebrew, Yiddish, Jewish tradition, and Jewish history. In later years, it became a secondary school, and in 1998, the Heftsiba program was introduced, in cooperation with the Israeli government. Under this program, Israeli teachers would come to the school to teach Hebrew and organize educational Jewish activities.
In February 2013, 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.