Jewish Leader in Vilnius Faina Kukliansku Called Out for Corruption Violations

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA – In a strongly worded letter by the Vilnius Jewish Community, three senior board members expressed their shock and horror at the conduct of Ms. Faina Kukliansky, for her support of the new international conference center development on a  500-year old Jewish cemetery at Piramónt, in the Shnípeshok…

Israeli Court Shuts Down Plan to Build Conference Center in Vilnius, Lithuania

VILNIUS – An Israeli court has ruled that all parties participating in the development of a conference center on a 500-year old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius, Lithuania must cease and desist from all further activity. The ruling is a blow to the developers of the controversial conference center initiative, the…

Leaders in Vilnius Jewish Community uncover deep-seated corruption

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA – In a strongly worded letter by the Vilnius Jewish Community, three senior board members expressed their shock and horror at the conduct of Ms. Faina Kukliansky, for her support of the new international conference center development on a  500-year old Jewish cemetery at Piramónt, in the Shnípeshok…

A Proposal: The Alternative to Cemetery Desecration

VILNIUS – Community leaders and activists from across the globe have rallied in protest of the construction of a conference center on the old cemetery in Vilnius. The Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau, the highest authority in Jewish Law Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky and a respected rabbinical court have…

Rabbi Points to Sad Irony Which Marks 300th Year Birth of Vilna Gaon

Rabbi Elchonon Baron, a Jewish activist who works towards furthering Jewish causes, sat down with blogger Jonathan Braun to discuss the Lithuanian government’s recent recognition of the Vilna Gaon’s 300th anniversary of the birth of Vilna Gaon Elijah ben Solomon Zalman.  See Full Details about the Lithuanian government’s announcement. On…