International Online Conference, "In the Radiance of the Vilna Gaon: History of Lithuanian Jewry"
The Vilna Gaon is undoubtedly one of the most famous people to have lived in Lithuania. He became an influential religious leader in the Jewish world and has remained important for the Litvak religious tradition.
- 18 November (Wednesday) 2020, 10AM - 4PM CET
- Conference language: English
- Conference in the form of a webinar on the Zoom platform
- For advance registration to the online conference, please use the e-mail: [email protected]
- The program of the conference [PDF] >>
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania declared 2020 as the year of the “Vilna Gaon and Lithuanian Jewish history”. The international conference “In the Radiance of the Vilna Gaon: History of Lithuanian Jewry” will discuss new approaches in academic research to the history of the Jewish community in Vilnius in the times of the Gaon, alongside Jewish history and culture in Lithuania.
Conference co-organized by Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Poland and Vilnius University
The conference is organized within the Global Education Outreach Program
The conference was made possible thanks to the support of Taube Philanthropies, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland