Battling to save center of Estonian culture in New York

  • 2003-09-04
  • Justin Petrone
NEW YORK - "The sinking ship" - that's how 29-year-old Jurgen Kaljuvee refers to theEstonian House in New York City. As president of the New York-based EstonianEducational Society for the past year, Kaljuvee has inherited from hispredecessors what he calls a "worrisome debt" both with the Estonian House -which has served as a center for Estonians in the region for almost 60 years- and the society in general.The situation is so dire that Kaljuvee predicts that both the EES and theEstonian House could go out of business in four or five years if changesaren't immediately made."The current fina...
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