Philip Shapiro, Rokiskis SIG member, spearheaded a project to restore the
Rokiskis Jewish cemetery. He, his wife Aldona, his family members, and
Lithuanian friends have applied for and received government permission, raised
funds and gotten a fence built around the cemetery. Phil, we are all grateful
for your dedication and hard work.
In 2013, Remembering Rakisik
Jewry, LLC, and its parent,
Remembering Litvaks, Inc., (together,
“RLI”) commissioned the Rokiškis
Machine Factory (Rokiškio
mašinų gamykla, AB) to design and install a
new gate and a section of fence along the eastern side of the Old Jewish
Cemetery in Rokiškis.
(The machine factory was founded by Rokiskis’
prominent Zamet family.)
RLI then commissioned Ponevezh sculptor
Albertas Jasiūnas to create an engraved memorial stone, which was installed in
May 2014 immediately outside of the new gate.