|Fruma's shop in Vilnius, circa 1935|
After breakfast we had a Jewish Heritage Tour of Vilnius with a pre-arranged guide named Jurate. For the next three hours we walked through quite a bit of the older part of Vilnius, because Jews comprised more than 30% of the urban population and could be referenced at all major buildings.
|Lithuanians take great|
pride in their coffee designs.
|disquieting facade of a Vilnius theater company|
One group of students joined Dr. O'Sullivan for authentic German food. Who knew you could find this in Vilnius? Students enjoyed it very much.
|outside of the only remaining historical synagogue in Vilnius|
This museum was a great preparation for that night's event. Prof. Myers had arranged a meeting with the leaders of the Vilnius Jewish community and some college students.
|can you believe these are doors to the university?!|
|gone in no time|
Amit then divided us into small groups and assigned one of her college student friends to each group. We all made introductions and spoke about ourselves. After about ten minutes, the Lithuanian students moved to the next small group. As a result, we had individual welcomes from each of the students and had the chance learn about each other. As thanks for arranging the meeting, Amit presented Prof. Myers with a grafo sakotis (tree cake), a Lithuanian favorite.
|our hostel's dog ~|
at least he was alert the next day!