*Mińsk Mazowiecki, Poland *Chernyakhovsk, Russia *Petrozavodsk, Russia *Sävsjö, Sweden *Lebedin, Ukraine *Krnov, Czech Republic Famous people thumb right Former President and Prime Minister of Lithuania and current Member of the European Parliament Rolandas Paksas (File:Rolandas Paksas- horizontali foto.jpg) was born in Telšiai * Eliezer Gordon (1840–1910), Rabbi and Rosh Yeshiva * Ilya Fadeyevich Tsion (Elias von Cyon) (1843–1912), physiologist * Stanisław Narutowicz (1862–1932), politician, signatory of the Act of Independence of Lithuania * Gabriel Narutowicz (1865–1922), first President of Poland * Wilfrid Michael Voynich (1865–1930), revolutionary, eponym of the Voynich manuscript * Michael Noyk (1884–1966), Irish Republican (Irish Republicanism) and solicitor, born in Telšiai * Vladas Petronaitis (1888–1941), soldier and lawyer imprisoned in Telšiai prior to execution by the NKVD in the Rainiai massacre * Justas Paleckis (1899-1980), Lithuanian journalist and nominal head of state of the Lithuanian SSR * Rolandas Paksas (b. 1956), former President of Lithuania * Alfredas Bumblauskas (b. 1956), Lithuanian historian * Egidijus Aleksandravičius (b. 1956), Lithuanian historian * Nijolė Narmontaitė (b. 1959), Lithuanian actress * Jurga Šeduikytė (b. 1980), Lithuanian singer * Giedrius Arlauskis (b. 1987), Lithuanian footballer References WikiPedia:Telšiai
, Tauragė and Raseiniai regions). Historically, these are classified by their pronunciation of the Lithuanian (Lithuanian language) word ''Duona,'' "bread." They are referred to as Dounininkai (from ''Douna''), Donininkai (from ''Dona'') and Dūnininkai (from ''Dūna''). Political situation The Samogitian dialect is rapidly declining: it is not used in the local school system and there is only one quarterly magazine and no television broadcasts in Samogitian. There are some radio broadcasts in Samogitian (in Klaipėda and Telšiai). Local newspapers and broadcast stations use standard Lithuanian (Lithuanian language) instead. There is no new literature in Samogitian either, as authors prefer standard Lithuanian for its accessibility to a larger audience. Out of those people who speak Samogitian, only a few can understand its written form well. He held the following titles: Majorat (Ordynat) of Nieśwież, Master of the Pantry (stolnik) of Lithuania (since 1652), Curver (krajczy) of Lithuania (since 1653), Cupbearer (podczaszy) of Lithuania (since 1656), castellan of Vilnius (since 1661), Voivode of the Vilnius Voivodeship (since 1667), Deputy Chancellor of Lithuania (1668) and Field Hetman of Lithuania. He was also a starost of Upita (Upytė), Przemyśl, Człuchów, Kamieniec (Kamieniec Podolski), Chojnice, Lida, Telsze (Telšiai), Rabsztyn, Choteń (Choten), Homel, Ostra, Gulbin, and several other towns in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. '''Telshe yeshiva''' was a famous Eastern European yeshiva founded in the Lithuanian town of Telšiai. After World War II the yeshiva relocated to Wickliffe, Ohio, in the United States and is currently known as the '''Rabbinical College of Telshe''', (commonly referred to as ''Telz Yeshiva'' or ''Telz'' in short.) It is one of the most prominent Haredi (Haredi Judaism) institutions of Torah study. History The yeshiva was founded in 1875 in the town of Telšiai ("Telshe" in Russian (Russian language) or "Telz" in Yiddish (Yiddish language)) to provide for the religious educational needs of young Jewish men in Telshe and its surrounding towns. '''Eugenijus Gentvilas''' (born 14 March 1960 in Telšiai) is a Lithuanian politician, signatory of the Act of the Re-Establishment of the State of Lithuania and Member of the European Parliament for the Liberal and Centre Union (Liberal Movement (Liberal Movement (Lithuania)) since 2006), sitting with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for EuropeHe was mayor of Klaipėda from 1997 to 2001. In mid-2001, Gentvilas briefly acted as Prime Minister of Lithuania. Descendents The ''Ravad'' had many descendants, several hundred of whom today are named Raivid, Rayvid, Ravid, and Ravad. Family records indicate they made their way to Spain, where they appeared in Toledo (Toledo, Spain) and Barcelona and were reputedly advisers in the court of Ferdinand and Isabella. After the Inquisition, they were exiled to Italy, from whence they made their way to northern, and then later eastern, Europe, where they served as rabbis in Telšiai, Lithuania, and teachers in its Telshe yeshiva. Before the First World War, they emigrated to Brazil, Canada, England, Israel, Ireland, South Africa, and the United States, where they reside today. In Lithuania the line consisted of four fortified regions: *1. Telšiai fortified region (line from Palanga to Judrėnai, 75 kilometers, 8 centers of resistance, 23 bunkers built and 366 under construction on June 22, 1941). *2. Šiauliai fortified region (line from Pajūris to Jurbarkas, 90 kilometers, 6 centers of resistance, 27 bunkers built and 403 under construction). At the age of thirteen he was sent away from home to Telšiai and then to Vilijampolė (Slabodka yeshiva), where were situated two of the well known Yeshivot or academies for the study of Talmud. There he remained until the age of 15 and studied rabbinical lore with great zeal, the value of such studies resembling more than anything else the studies of the Schoolmen in the Middle Ages. Studies in Lithuania In 1924, at age 16, Shimon enrolled in the yeshiva in Telshe yeshiva located in Telšiai, Lithuania, where he studied Talmud intensively for three years, and afterwards spent two years in the Mir yeshiva (Mir Yeshiva (Poland)). It was not very common for German-Jewish students to study in Eastern-European ''yeshivot'', but two of Shimon's brothers (Moshe and Mordechai) would later follow the same path. thumb right Act of Lithuanian independence, Narutowicz's signature visible in the right column, third from the bottom (Image:Nepriklausomybes aktas.gif) '''Stanisław Narutowicz''' ( WikiPedia:Telšiai
is Telšiai, largest city is Šiauliai. *Dzūkija (''Dzūkija'' or ''Dainava'' (the latter name literally means "Land of songs")). Region in the southeast of Lithuania, also includes vast historically Lithuanian territories of Belarus, and some territories of Poland. Capital is Alytus, largest city is Vilnius. Michał Wojnicz was born in Telshi (Telšiai)—a town in then Kovno Governorate, which was part of the Russian Empire, now it is Telšiai, a town in Lithuania—into a Polish-Lithuanian noble family. He was the son of a titular counsellor (Table of Ranks). * WikiPedia:Telšiai
Union USSR ) party Order and Justice Early life, education and non-political career Born in Telšiai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union. His parents are Elena and Feliksas Paksai. In 1974, he finished Zemaites High School and continued studies in Vilnius Gediminas Technical Institute. Paksas received a degree in civil engineering in 1979. In 1984, he graduated Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) Civil Aviation Academy.
seminary and a Jewish day school providing secular and religious instruction for younger children. Following World War I and the expulsion of the Jews—which decimated the Telšiai Jewish community—the city again became a center of traditional Jewish learning. There were also charitable institutions, including a Chevra Kadisha (burial society), a hospital, a loan society, a public kitchen, a clinic, special summer camps, and a women’s association for support of the sick and poor. There were also two Jewish newspapers, published in Yiddish (Yiddish language). In 1931, Telšiai became a city of the first order. During the Holocaust in 1939 when the Russians enter Lithuania they eventually closed down the yeshiva. Most of the students dispersed with only about a hundred students remaining in Telshe. Learning was done in groups of 20-25 students studying in various ''batai medrashim'' ("small synagogues") led by the rosh yeshivas. In 1940, after the Soviets captured Lithuania, the yeshiva and all religious schools were closed. As young students were fleeing the yeshiva, trying to save the Torahs (scrolls of the law) by carrying them in their hands, they were shot dead in the streets. During the subsequent occupation of Lithuania by Nazi Germany during World War II, the large Jewish population of Telšiai was almost completely annihilated. Telšiai has a rare, surviving wooden synagogue. Center for Jewish Art (2004). "Preserved Wooden Synagogues in Lithuania". The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Retrieved 17 December 2008. http: cja.huji.ac.il Architecture Wooden-synagogues-Lithuania.htm The original yeshiva building still stands in Telšiai; it is now occupied by an electrical company. The yeshiva was transplanted to the United States in 1941, during World War II, when two of its roshei yeshiva ("deans") who had escaped the Holocaust chose to re-establish it in Cleveland, Ohio, where it still remains. The yeshiva was opened in the house of Yitzchak & Sarah Feigenbaum on 20 Cheshvan 5702 (1941). This yeshiva again became a well-respected center of Talmudic study, incorporating the distinct methods of the historic institution, and it is still going strong today. Centre of Roman Catholic Diocese WikiPedia:Telšiai
24–25, 1941. Present day architectural monuments include Telšiai Cathedral. Telšiai has a rare, surviving wooden synagogue. * Get in Get around Telšiai is small enough to be covered by foot. See Image:BZN Telsiai church 2 front.jpg
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-Museum url email address Muziejaus st. 88 lat long directions phone +370 674 19308 tollfree fax hours price content A small private museum created by Samogitian jeweller - artist A. Jonušas. Interested visitors will probably enjoy a model of Horiuji pagoda temple, also a copy of the No theatre Okame mask, scenic images of kabuki, etc. *
Synagogues in Lithuania". The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Retrieved 17 December 2008. http: cja.huji.ac.il Architecture Wooden-synagogues-Lithuania.htm The original yeshiva building still stands in Telšiai; it is now occupied by an electrical company. The yeshiva was transplanted to the United States in 1941, during World War II, when two of its roshei yeshiva ("deans") who had escaped the Holocaust chose to re-establish it in Cleveland, Ohio, where it still remains
parlamentas'' (literally Parliament of Samogitia), which concerns itself with regional autonomy based on historical claims. These claims often include the Klaipėda region in the interwar and would claim Klaipėda rather than Telšiai as the capital. The same group, led by Justinas Burba and having a small membership, has also published the controversial newspaper ''Žemaitijos parlamentas'', which raised the idea that the European Union should repay Samogitia for its defense
'''Telšiai''' ( , known also by several alternative names (#Names)), is a city in Lithuania with about 30,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of Telšiai County and Samogitia region, and it is located on the shores of Lake Mastis.
Telšiai is one of the oldest cities in Lithuania, probably dating earlier than the 14th century. Between the 15th and 20th centuries, Telšiai became a district capital and between 1795 and 1802 it was included in the Vilnius region (Vilnius county). In 1873, Telšiai was transferred to the Kaunas region (Kaunas county).