On May 31 the course of Yiddish language in the Lithuanian capital, which comprised 32 academic hours, has been successfully completed. It was the joint project of WJC YC, Vilnius University and Vilnius Public Jewish Library.
On May 24-25th, the regional seminar "Yiddish and Jewish Culture in the XXI Century" was held in Resistencia, a city in Chaco Province located 935.3 km north to Buenos Aires
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.