Wyman made it to Vilnius!


Wyman Brent, the creator and visionary behind the Vilnius Jewish Library project is now in Vilnius, Lithuania. Besides enjoying the sights, Wyman will be laying important groundwork for the Vilnius Jewish Library. The VJL Blog hopes to post pictures, and stories of his time there as they become available.

Wyman will be back in the U.S. in time to attend the International Association of Yiddish Clubs conference in La Jolla, California, from October 24-27, 2008. When Wyman returns to the U.S., he will be making a big push to collect books, and secure funding for the project. The hope is that he will be able to get back to Vilnius, with enough books to open the Vilnius Jewish Library in 2010!

Most of us are not lucky enough to be in Vilnius, but don’t fret. Click here to view lots of pictures of Lithuania’s capital city.


One Response to “Wyman made it to Vilnius!”

  1. Judie C. Rice Says:

    I’m very excited about your Vilnius project. My father’s family emigrated from Lomza Gybernia,Poland in the 1920s, and my soul and heart are connected to the rebirth of our culture throughout Eastern Europe. My congregation here in West L.A., Temple Isaiah, recently contributed a Torah to a synagogue in Vilnius..it was a major event and most heartwarming. I’d like to know which type of books you’re collecting for the Vilnius Library project, Yiddish, Hebrew or English…I have many books of Judaic content, fiction and nonfiction, and would be happy to donate to your collection. I live in Torrance,California..a suburb of L.A>, and getting them down to La Jolla isn’t really a problem. Thank you for your efforts,
    Judie C. Rice
    Torrance, California
    Feb. 17, 2008

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