Making a Donation or Volunteering for the Great Synagogue and Shulhoyf of Vilna Project
Here is the opportunity to become involved in this important and exciting project. Beyond the involvement in an important heritage project to recover part of the lost heritage of the Jews of Lithuania, the Litvaks, this project also provides the opportunity for many Jews of Litvak origin, to reconnect with their own history by helping to discover the remains of the most important monument of Litvak Jewry.

The successful outcome of the Ground Penetrating Radar survey in 2015 and the first season of excavation in 2016, shows the potential of continued excavation at the site to uncover further sections of the Great Synagogue and the surrounding twelve synagogues, miqve and communal buildings known as the Shulhoyf. The excavation will provide us with answers concerning the architecture of this important complex of buildings, while also exposing remains for future presentation. These, when appropriately conserved, can be integrated into an  architectural proposal for 'The Jewish Memorial Centre in Vilnius', in cooperation with Lithuanian Authorities, the Vilnius Municipality and the existing Lithuanian Jewish community, all with the aim of ensuring that Jewish built cultural heritage is seen as an importance and inseparable part of Lithuanian heritage that needs to be celebrated by all and preserved for perpetuity.

As we have no institutional funding for this project, we are seeking help from you, those with a connection to Vilna, or with a Litvak family relationship and from the wider public. All help, of whatever amount, is appreciated. Full costing of the project cannot really be assessed at this early phase, so we are gathering the funds in stages. For the coming season of excavation at the site of the Great Synagogue in Vilnius in July 2017 we will need to raise around $30,000 to cover the costs of excavation, conservation, labour, travel, accommodation, publication and finds processing. Furthermore, if you are interested in participating in the excavation in Vilnius in July 2017, we are opening opportunities to volunteer for the excavation.
A RESEARCH, EXCAVATION, PRESERVATION AND MEMORIAL PROJECT
How Do I Make a Donation for the Project?
How Can I Volunteer to Participate in the Excavation?
Naming Opportunities
The Great Synagogue & Shulhoyf of Vilna Project provides an intriguing naming opportunity. We are honoured to invite you to join us in this undertaking. It is with the help and support of our friends from around the world who strongly believe in the importance of our work, that our vision will become a reality for the benefit of present and future generations. Donors who wish will be listed on this site and their names will also be written for perpetuity in the publication volumes that will accompany our work.
The Great Synagogue & Shulhoyf of Vilna Project will be commencing the excavation in Vilnius in July 2017. Full details of the coming excavation will be posted later, though if you are interested in participating then you are welcome to contact us by mail and we will inform you as soon as information becomes available. While excavating requires basic physical agility, there are also opportunities for those with physical challenges in supporting roles for the excavation.
You can make a donation through PayPal. This does not require a PayPal account as donations can be made using most credit cards.
Donations are made through the Israel Antiquities Authority and are tax deductible. Please make sure that your full details are noted through PayPal or by contacting us by mail. Upon receiving the donation we will send a receipt detailing exemption from tax.

In the United States tax deductible donations can be made through the 'Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority' (a 501 c3 organization). Checks should be mailed to:

               Mr. Adam O. Emmerich
               The Friends of the Israel Antiquities Authority
               51 West 52nd Street
               32nd floor
               New York, NY 10019
               USA
Please note that the donation is for 'The Great Synagogue & Shulhoyf of Vilna Project'

Data for donations through bank transfers for this project from outside of Israel are as follows:
               Bank
: Bank HaPoalim
               Branch: Lev Dizengoff, 64 Dizengoff Street, Tel Aviv 9433236, Israel
               Account no.: 12-681-528389
               IBAN: IL87-0126-8100-0000-0528-389
               Account name: RHASUT HAHATKOT
               Swift code: POALILIT
Please note that the donation is for 'The Great Synagogue & Shulhoyf of Vilna Project'

Data for donations through bank transfers for this project inside Israel are as follows:
               Bank
: Bank HaPoalim
               Branch: Lev Dizengoff, 64 Dizengoff Street, Tel Aviv 9433236, Israel
               Account no.: 12-681-528389
Please note that the donation is for 'The Great Synagogue & Shulhoyf of Vilna Project'


If you wish to make a contribution, but you are having problems making the donation through the payment methods offered, please inform us so that alternative options can be offered.
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