is considered since the 15th century. As known, the Jewish community in the world was characterized by diligence and entrepreneurship. The then land of Memel was exploited as an excellent place for trade relations development. Jews came here from everywhere – from Prussia, Russia, other European countries, so there was no united community in the city. The Khazis and Litvaks, each other’s opponents, and German Jews lived here.
Today, there is a Jewish community center in Klaipeda, which now has about 300 members. A thuja alley with a memorial sign has been planted in the memorial cemetery of the Jewish community. In the street of Grįžgatvis, there is a memorial plaque dedicated to David Wolfson – Lithuanian Jewish businessman, member of Zionism, the author of Israel flag, and the name of the Jewish currency. Rabbi Rebas Nosonas Veršubskis has been living and working in Klaipėda since 2006.
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