18.11.2020 - online

International Online Conference, "In the Radiance of the Vilna Gaon: History of Lithuanian Jewry"

Unknown author. Portrait of the Vilna Gaon. Undated

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.

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

  • Conference program - accessible format [PDF]
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