Jewish history in Lithuania is not limited to Vilnius or Kaunas, it is much more colourful and interesting than you might think.Therefore, I invite you to join me on a day trip to the heart of Jewish history in Lithuania – Ukmergė (Wilkomir) – Kėdainiai (Keydan) – Šeduva (Shadeve).
We start our journey from Vilnius and go to Ukmergė, where Jews have settled since the 17th century. It is one of the most important Jewish towns in both trade and history. You will find out why Jews have developed their crafts and trade in this town, where and what did Chaim Frenkelis contribute to it, and why Ukmergė is important to Jews? We will visit the former Jewish cemetery
The "Talmud Torah" religious school, the Rozenblium Jewish Orphanage, the Great Synagogue, was first mentioned in documents as early as 1721. In Ukmergė there are the remains of a mikveh - a ritual bath. We will also visit the third largest Holocaust site, the Vilonia Forest, where more than 10 000 Jews were murdered, and, of course, the old cemetery.
Next, we will go to the famous Kėdainiai. The Kėdainiai synagogue complex, the former Kėdainiai ghetto and Jewish houses, and the yeshiva where Vilna Gaon studied.The history of the Jews of Kėdainiai and their importance for Lithuania.Former Jewish bakeries, shops, pharmacies, and the Kėdainiai Jewish Holocaust Memorial.
From Kėdainiai we go to Šeduva.
What is the connection between Šeduva and the Israeli Prime Minister? What does a real Jewish shtetl look like? A memorial to the Jews of the shtetl.One of the best-kept Jewish cemeteries in Lithuania.
Lunch at the "Šeduva Mill". The price per person is about 10-15eur per meal. Travel home to Vilnius (2.5 hours).
Return to Vilnius.
We travel in spacious van MB SPRINTER.
Price depends on the number of travellers