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Kenessa, Vilnius

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  • Historians are interested in this relic of a bygone era and the almost vanished Karaite community, an minority form of Judaism which pretends not to be Judaism after countless centuries of isolation.....  more
    Historians are interested in this relic of a bygone era and the almost vanished Karaite community, an minority form of Judaism which pretends not to be Judaism after countless centuries of isolation.....  more »
  • Virtually impossible to find open, but worth a trip on the 1 or7 trolleybus to admire from the outside. Built be the Karaite Jews, a Turkic branch closely connected with Istanbul historically. The... 
    Virtually impossible to find open, but worth a trip on the 1 or7 trolleybus to admire from the outside. Built be the Karaite Jews, a Turkic branch closely connected with Istanbul historically. The...  more »
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  • Very special, cosy, and mysterious
  • Vilniaus kenesa Karaimų bendruomenė Vilniuje buvo įregistruota 1880 m. Pamaldos tuo metu vykdavo privaciose patalpose. Susibūrus Vilniuje XX a. pradžioje gana gausiam karaimų inteligentijos būriui ir aktyviai besirūpinant tautos tapatumo, kultūros, religijos ir ypač kalbos išsaugojimu, atsirado poreikis turėti ir savo šventovę. 1908 m. birzelio 3 d. Feliksas Maleckis (1854–1928). 1909 m. balandžio 7 d. Vilniaus miesto Dūma patenkino bendruomenės prašymą skirti neatlygintinam naudojimui iš valstybės rezervo 282.7 kvadratinius sieksnius (apie 12 arų) žemės Žvėryno Nr. 293 quartertale, t.y. gatvėje, kuri tada vadinosi Gorodskaja (dabar Liubarto). Komiteto prašyme buvo pažymėta, kad Vilniuje gyvena 300 karaimų. Dar prieš Pirmąjį pasaulinį karą ryšium su kenesos statyba statmenai į Liubarto atsirado Karaimų gatvė. ------------------------------- Vilnius kenesa The Karaim community was registered in Vilnius in 1880. Their religious service would take place in private premises at the time. When a significant number of Karaim intelligentsia assembled in Vilnius at the beginning of XX century and started actively working in the direction of the maintenance of the identity, culture, religion and especially the language of the nation, a need arose to have their own temple. For that purpose, a Kenesa Construction Committee was set up on 3 June 1908, and the senior priest Feliks Malecki (1854-1928) was elected its chairman. On 7 April 1909, Vilnius City Duma satisfied the community’s request to allocate from the State reserve 282.7 square fathoms of land (approx. 12 ares) for gratuitous use. The land plot was located in Žvėrynas district in quarter no. 293, i.e. in the street which at that time was called Gorodskaja (presently Liubarto st.). It was noted in the request of the Committee that 300 Karaims lived in Vilnius at the time. In relation to the construction of the kenesa, Karaim Street appeared perpendicular to Liubarto st. before World War I. ------------------------------- Vilnius Kenesa The Karaite community in Vilnius was registered in 1880. Divine services at that time were held in private apartments. By the beginning of the XX century. Vilnius already had a fairly large number of Karaite intelligentsia, who understood the need to instill a sense of national identity, teach religion and especially their native language, and preserve national culture. At the same time, the need arose for the presence of its own temple. On June 3, 1908, a committee of ten people was created for the construction of the kenes, and senior priest Felix Maletsky (1854-1928) was elected chairman. On April 7, 1909, the City Council of Vilnius granted the request of the Karaite community to allocate to it a land plot from the state reserve on Zvirinets, in the quarter Nr. 293 in the amount of 282.7 square sazhens (about 12 ares) along Gorodskaya Street (now Lubarto Street). The committee's request indicated that 300 Karaites lived in Vilnius. Even before the First World War, in connection with the construction of a kenes, a street appeared perpendicular to Lubarto Street. Karaite.

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