On March 9, 2017 the seminar "Losses in History and Historical Perception" took place in the small Lithuanian town of Kėdainiai. WJC YC academic director Dr. Mordechai Yushkovsky provided 2 lectures there
On February 17 – 18, 2017 in Minsk our representative Yulia Smilianska took active part in the annual session of the program "Metsuda", which aims to equip young Jewish leaders and activists with skills contributing community building and development.
Lectures on the Yiddish language and culture are taking place in the Israeli parliament; they are provided by the academic director of WJC YC, Dr. Mordechay Yushkovsky
About the Organisation
The World Jewish Congress views the revival of the Yiddish language and culture as instrumental in regenerating Jewish life in Europe after the Holocaust. The Yiddish culture is an integral part of the spiritual heritage of the Jewish people. For about 800 years, Yiddish was the spoken language of the majority of European Jews and Jewish immigrants to other countries. Until World War II, Yiddish culture thrived, producing a vibrant folklore, literature, music, theater, film and media. Vilnius has been chosen as the location for the WJC Yiddish Center, because for centuries it was considered as the major center of Jewish culture in Europe that would have a lasting impact on world Jewry. For this reason Vilnius came to be known as "Yerushalayim De Lita" (the Jerusalem of Lithuania) or the Northern Jerusalem. We are getting acquainted with Yiddish through seminars, lectures, excursions in Vilnius and other towns.