LITHUANIA – Progress Report: Restoration Work on Lithuanian Synagogues

Faina Kukliansky, the Chair of the Jewish Community in Lithuania, has sent a progress report to Jewish Heritage Europe on efforts to preserve and restore several synagogues, including three of the 14 wooden synagogues remaining in the country.

The Jewish Community working with the municipalities of Pakruojis, Kaišiadorys and Mažeikiai to preserve three wooden synagogues — those in Pakruojis, Žiežmariai and Seda.

Lithuania is probably one of the only countries in Europe that still has wooden synagogues — 14 altogether. All of them are fairly simply buildings that probably survived destruction by their relatively nondescript appearance.

via Progress Report: Restoration Work on Lithuanian Synagogues | Jewish Heritage Europe.