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…

Lithuanian Government and Turto Bankas May Have Acted Illegally

NEW YORK – The world Jewish community including the Vilnius Jewish community has responded with shock, anger and horror at the Lithuanian government’s decision to develop a conference center on the grounds of a 500-year old cemetery. The Jewish cemetery located in Piramont (Shnipishok), Vilnius, Lithuania is the same cemetery…

World Jewish Community Responds With Shock, Horror and Anger

NEW YORK – The world Jewish community including the Vilnius Jewish community has responded with shock, anger and horror at the Lithuanian government’s decision to develop a conference center on the grounds of a 500-year old cemetery. The Jewish cemetery located in Piramont (Shnipishok), Vilnius, Lithuania is the same cemetery…

Lithuanian Ambassador Vows Govt. Will Not Build Conference Center on Jewish Cemetery

(BOISE, ID) — While the pistons of politics were firing on all cylinders at the Idaho Republican Convention in Nampa, Dr. Anthony Harper had something else which was foremost on his mind. He was mentally preoccupied with the planned construction of a conference centre by the Lithuanian government, known as…

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…

Vilnius in Danger of Becoming the Auschwitz of Lithuania

VILNIUS – It was the darling of Lithuania. “The cradle of Jewish culture,” as depicted by the Mayor of Vilnius, Mr. Remigijus Simasius at an auspicious occasion. It was an opportunity for the mayor to panhandle the importance he attached to the Jewish heritage of Vilnius. On the surface, Mayor…

Expert Panel Rules That Construction of A Conference Centre on A Jewish Cemetery in Vilnius, Lithuania Is Illegal

Vilnius – An expert panel has unanimously ruled that the planned construction of a conference centre in Vilnius, Lithuania is illegal. The panel consisted of some of the world’s foremost authorities in Jewish law (including Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky) and secular leaders from across the globe. Separately, a legal expert on…

Vilnius City Mayor Remigijus ŠImašIus Opposed To Action Which Would Desecrate Jewish Cemetery

The Vilnius city Mayor Mr. Remigijus Šimašius has traditionally supported the preservation of Jewish culture and religious rights. The mayor’s stance comes at an important time in Lithuania’s development. Several years ago, the government conceived a plan to construct a conference centre on the grounds of a Jewish cemetery in…