Synagogue and Museum Virtual Tour
SUNDAY, MAY 23 AT 6:45 PM
Join Beth Torah Sisterhood for a virtual tour of the Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum with Museum Director Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos.
Discover the Romaniote Jews of Greece, a unique community whose history dates back more than 2,300 years to the time of Alexander the Great. Learn about the Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue built in 1927, still at its original location and the last remaining Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere.
The Romaniotes are historically distinct from the Sephardim who settled in Greece after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. The congregation in New York was organized in 1906. The synagogue is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places and a designated New York City Landmark since 2004.
The presentation includes the history of the Romaniotes in Greece, their immigration to the United States, the effect of the Holocaust on their Greek community, and a look at their descendants now spread across the United States. A question-and-answer session is included.
The event will begin at 6:45 p.m. Program presentation begins promptly at 7 p.m. and will be approximately one hour.
The presentation is complimentary to Beth Torah members and Beth Torah Sisterhood members. Community members $5 per device.