MEMORIAL EVENT “EVERY CHILD HAS A NAME!”

 Annual commemorative event “Every child has a name” will take place on 17th September (Wednesday) from 10am to 5pm in the Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust museum. This action will be held for the 5th year in a raw and is dedicated to Jewish children from Latvia and Europe who together with their parents perished in Latvia during the Holocaust. (More)

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS - a record number of visitors to the Museum in August 2014!

 And for first half a year 2014 we were visited by more people than in all of 2013! (More)

SMS-DONATION FOR THE MUSEUM!

We hooked up SMS donation service for our Museum! Everyone who has an account with Mobility.lv (in other words, everyone who pays for parking with sms) can now help the museum just by sending the following code to the number 1859:  PAY X RGM, where X - is the amount of the donation.  For example, to donate 10 euros, you need to send a message: PAY 10 RGM THANK YOU! (More)

NEW CALENDAR 5775!

  new calendar 5575 - already in stock and ready for sale at Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust museum! Price - 5 euro, if order more then 20 - we will do discount for you! calendar is in three languages - we do delivery outside Latvia!  please find below the link to the e-calendar 5775: http://www.dmag.co.il/pub/shamir/calendar5775/index.html#1 (More)

Photos from the Festival of Jewish Culture 5775!

Full hall of the Latvian National Opera - more than 1,000 people! And here you are the long-awaited photos for those who were not at the concert and for those who have been - find yourself! (More)

Help is appreciated!

Yesterday the strong wind has blew a part of the roof over the museum (N number of tonnes !!) Thanks G-d no lives were lost! As a result rain began fill the children\'s art studio and storage with our published books !!  (More)

30 000th VISITOR OF OUR MUSEUM!

 there is always harmony in life and when something bad happens something good happens too. during these days and trying to eliminate the effects of strong wind in our museum we have something speacial - 30 000th VISITOR OF OUR MUSEUM! Not even one, but two visitiors - Daniel Conway and his 10 years old daughter Celia Conway from Manchester, England! They have planned their visit to Riga and to our museu as their grandmother was born in Riga and left it back in 1890 and had moved to England.  (More)

‘Happy New Year 5775!’ - grand concert at the Opera on August 25 @ 19pm

 At 7 PM on August 25, The Latvian National Opera will host a concert dedicated to the New Year 5775 according to the Jewish calendar. This annual event is held for the 6th time by the Shamir Society and the Riga Ghetto Museum. (More)

Steps for life Memorial event on July 4, 2014

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Memorial March ‘Steps for Life” July 04, 2014

From Old Jewish cemetery (Liksnas 2/4) to the Great Choral Synagogue memorial. About 100 000 Latvian and Western European Jews were killed in Latvia in the Holocaust. The tragedy can’t be forgotten. The memorial march “Steps for Life” will take place in Riga on July 4, 2014. (More)

Save the date for the III International Conference “Holocaust museums and memorial places in post-communist countries – challenges and opportunities”

The III International Conference „Holocaust museums and memorial places in post-communist countries challenges and opportunities” will take place in May 2015 in Riga. The conference will emphasize importance of the Holocaust remembrance. (More)
Making an exhibition „Forgotten soldiers - Jews in the Latvian Army 1918 – 1940”

In cooperation with the association „Shamir” and the Baltic International Tolerance Centre, Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum is working on an exhibition, which will be dedicated to Jewish soldiers in the Latvian army. We sincerely invite all those whose Jewish relatives served in the Latvian army and participated in the Latvian War of Independence, to send in photographs with these persons (with some information about the person in the photo). All the photographs sent in will be included in the exhibition “Forgotten soldiers - Jews in the Latvian army 1918 – 1940”. Please, submit the photos or their copies at the Riga Ghetto museum in person (Maskavas str. 14a) or send by e-mail: project@shamir.lv. For further information: + 371-67791783. (More)
Photos of the museum

 Photos of the Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust museum by the visitor Julia Reider in summer 2013.  (More)
Books by Rabbi Nathan Barkan

At the day of 10th death anniversary of Chief Rabbi of Riga and Latvia Rabbi Nathan Barkan we are publishing two books of him Just Look and remember un Selflessness. (More)
Jewish Riga in watercolours

 Our gift for The Independence Day of Latvia - exhibition "Jewish Riga" by Jekaterina Beljaeva, an artist and art-teacher, the founder of art-studio Perspektivart. The exhibition is open to public at the Riga Ghetto Museum, Maskavas 14a. Entrance is free. (More)
Memorial day of Jewish children was held

On October 22, 2013 for the forth time in Riga was held memorial day for the children who died during the Holocaust. This time the memorial event was held in the territory of Riga ghetto and Latvian Holocaust museum. All day long 16 000 names of the Holocaust victimes were recitated here. (More)
Jewish New Year 5774

The Jewish New Year 5774 starts on September 4, 2013 at sunset. This is not the ordinary calendar date. We wait for Rosh Hashanah (the New Year) with the hope that all our troubles, sorrows and misfortunes will disappear as if they’d never existed. We hope that in New Year, nothing will darken or sadden our days. (More)
Closing of the „March for Life - 2013”

Memorial event "March for Life" was held in Riga on June 30, 2013 in memory of killed Jews - citizens of Latvia and Europe. This memorial event was held for the fourth time and was attended by over 150 participants. Start was on the Old Jewish cemetery. After that we walked through the Riga Ghetto area to the Great Choral synagogue memorial. (More)
March for Life 2013

Memorial event "March for Life" will take place in Riga on June 30, 2013 in memory of killed Jews - citizens of Latvia and Europe. Start on Old Jewish cemetery, Liksnas Str. 2/4 at 10:45. After that we will walk through the Riga Ghetto area to the Great Choral synagogue memorial. Let\'s save these memories together! (More)
“Teiglah, kreplah, aingemaht. Jewish cuisine recipes”

In June, 2013, association “Shamir” has published one of the most delicious books - “Teiglah, kreplah, aingemaht. Jewish cuisine recipes” in Latvian language. Traditions of Jewish cuisine, laws of kashrut and Jewish cuisine recipes are collected in this book. It will be useful for those who are interested in Jewish traditions and culture and for those who love to cook. This collection of culinary recipes includes all the complex of Jewish cuisine meals: holiday and everyday meals, cold and hot appetizers, soups and main dishes, pastries, desserts and drinks. The most important in this book is that all the recipes allow to cook these meals pursuant to laws of kashrut which are described in the last chapter of the book. We hope that this book will help many Jewish families in Latvia diversify their dishes, make it not only delicious and colorful, but also true in Hebrew. (More)
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