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Greek Jewry: At the crossroads of civilizations
Thu January 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm CET
The presence of Jews in Greece dates back to antiquity; it is the oldest Jewish community in Europe and the western hemisphere, with a unique and multifaceted cultural heritage. It was the epicenter of Sephardi culture in Europe and boasted the unique Greek-speaking Romaniote community as well as Jews that had taken refuge there from all across Europe. At the start of WWII, Jews in Greece numbered around 80,000, however the Holocaust decimated the Jewish population. At present, the Jewish community is working to preserve its unique heritage. We will explore this ancient, diverse and unique Jewish culture that has spanned more than two millennia and yet is still present and relevant in our modern era.
10% of the profits will be donated to Athens’ Jewish Community Fund for the Needy.