Six people were presented with the Beigel Awards for Tolerance, traditional awards presented by the Jewish Community of Lithuania, for promoting tolerance in the country.
Jewish song and dance group Fajerlech. Photo courtesy of the Lithuanian Jewish Community

Lara Lempertienė, Žana Skudovičienė, Monika Žąsytienė, Jewish song and dance group Fajerlech, Amit Belaitė and Markas Zingeris were awarded on Friday for their work in preserving Jewish cultural heritage, spreading Jewish culture in Lithuania and beyond, active social work with Jewish youth and fostering the Jewish identify in literature.

"I am convinced that tolerance for another nation, person and idea is one of the key principles of democracy. Tolerance has always been one of the foundations of peaceful co-existence. It is even more important today when our neighbors are going though the most painful moments of fighting for freedom and democracy," Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said during the ceremony.

He stressed that every person has the duty to fight anti-Semitism, xenophobia and racism around them.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Actors and director get fines for 'church show'

Three actors and a director have been fined in Lithuania for disturbing a religious service at a...

Head of Holocaust memorial would like info to be available in Lithuanian as well

Avner Shalev, chairman of the Jerusalem-based Yad Vashem , the World Holocaust Remembrance Center,...

2020: The Year of Chiune Sugihara

Next year will mark the 80th anniversary of the Japanese diplomat’s noble work while residing in...

Czeslaw Milosz stairs unveiled in Krakow in 2nd such commemorative project after Vilnius

The Stairs of Czeslaw Milosz have been unveiled in Krakow to mark 15 years since the...

Lithuanian author wins prestigious EU literature award

Lithuanian author Daina Opolskaite has won the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) for...