What a special Chanukah!!!
An especially spirited holiday was enjoyed by hundreds at the community-wide public Menorah Lightnings in Vilnius, Kaunas (Kovna), Klaipeda, and Saiuliai (Shavel), and special events for young children, teenagers, students, young professionals and the elderly!
Vilnius’ Mayor Remigijus Šimašius lit the Shamash candle and spoke about the strength of the Jewish people in overcoming obstacles for centuries. Ambassador to Israel, Mr. Amir Maimon, enhanced the celebrations with his presence. Mrs. Faina Kukliansky, the chairwomen of the Jewish Community of Lithuania, also shared words of greeting, along with Jewish Parliamentarian Mr. Emanuel Zingeris.
Hundreds of Menorahs were distributed and the children especially enjoyed the life-sized Dreidel!