Remembering Litvaks, Inc.

Remembering Litvaks, Inc., (“RLI”) is an American 501(c)(3) non-profit entity that undertakes projects dedicated to remembering and researching the history of the Litvaks – the Jewish communities that existed in the lands of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (“Litva”), which today are in Lithuania and Belarus.

Old Rokiskis Cemetery

RLI’s first project was to legally protect and mark the old Jewish cemetery in Rakisik / Rokiškis, a town in northeastern Lithuania.

Research

RLI makes grants to regional museums to conduct research related to their regions’ Jewish communities.

Signs Project

RLI works with local authorities and institutions to create informational signs and markers for locations of Jewish historical significance.

Al Jaffee Exposition

The well-known political cartoonist Al Jaffee, who was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1921, lived in provincial Lithuania from age 6 to 12.  At the request of the Zarasai Regional Museum, RLI created placards with Al’s depictions of inter-war Lithuania.

The Ruvin Bun Award

Each year, the Rokiškis Regional Museum confers the Ruvin Bun Award upon Lithuanians who have raised awareness in Lithuania of the contributions of Jews to the country’s founding and growth.

Artifacts

Janina Kubilienė, an inspired teacher in Ponedel / Pandėlys, began an initiative to find artifacts of the Jewish communities.

Education

RLI supports projects that increase the knowledge of Lithuanians and Jews about Litvak history, culture, and values.

Unmarked Holocaust Killing Sites

RLI assists institutions seeking to locate and protect previously unmarked Holocaust killing sites.

Vilnius Jewish Public Library Charity

RLI accepts contributions to support the Vilnius Jewish Public Library Charity and Support Foundation.  

Contact Us

If you have any suggestions or comments, or if you would like to support our efforts, please to contact us.