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The Vilnius Yiddish Institute
Vilnius University, History Faculty
Universiteto 7
Vilnius 01513, Lithuania

email: info@judaicvilnius.com
tel: +3705 268-7187
fax: +3705 268-7186
home page: www.judaicvilnius.com

The VILNIUS YIDDISH INSTITUTE is the first Yiddish center of higher learning to be established in post-Holocaust Eastern Europe. It is an integral part of the four-century-old Vilnius University, situated in the heart of the magnificently restored Old City, in a thriving new democracy. The Institute is dedicated to preserving the centuries-old heritage of Yiddish language and culture through teaching and scholarly research of the highest quality. Further, through intensive instruction by an outstanding international faculty the Institute aims to foster genuine literacy in Yiddish among new generations of students from Europe, the Americas, and beyond, and to train young new teachers and scholars in the field. Finally, inspired by its unique location in Vilna, the once fabled “Jerusalem of Lithuania,” the Institute cherishes the hope of nurturing new cultural contributions in Yiddish.

News / Events

Darbenai Jewish Cemetery Renovation Project 2014
In July 14–24 a group of volunteers from the Christian–Jewish Cooperation Society of the Lippische Landeskirche, Germany and the Lithuanian NGO „Noah’s...
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In Memoriam of Simon Alperovich
This Thursday the 87-year-old former chairman of many years and honorable chairman of the Lithuanian Jewish Community, Simon Alperavicius, passed away....
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Jerold Frakes Teaching Old and Middle Yiddish at the 2014 Summer Program
Bio After graduate study in Medieval Latin, German and Norse, Jerold Frakes became interested in early Yiddish literature in the broader...
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