Announcements and Upcoming Events

Community Purim Party and Megillah Reading

March 09, 2020

Join us at KKJ as we celebrate a Greek Jewish Purim!

The party starts on Monday March 9 at 6:00pm with Minha, Arvith, and Megillah Reading Services followed by a traditional Greek Jewish Dinner. Dress up as your favorite holiday characters and celebrate a great Jewish holiday with your family and friends!

Please RSVP to amarcus@kkjsm.org

How to Create an Unforgettable Passover Seder

March 29, 2020

Join us on Sunday March 29 at 2:00pm.

KKJ is honored to welcome Dr. Murray Spiegel to present "How to Create an Unforgettable Passover Seder"

Find out how to make your Seder extremely entertaining and educational!

 

Murray Spiegel has a passion for Judaism, Passover, and Language. He has a reputation for innovative Seders, which have been featured in the New York Times and filmed by PBS. He has spoken all over the United States. On March 29th he will be joining us at KKJ.


All attendees will receive a free printout of Romaniote and Sephardic Passover Recipes. In addition, Jennifer Abadi’s excellent cookbook “Too Good to Passover” will be available at a special Holiday Price. We will also have copies of Romaniote and Sephardic Haggadot for sale.

Please RSVP to museum@kkjsm.org or 516-456-9336

Greeks and Jews in Egypt

February 16, 2020

Join us on Sunday February 16th at 2pm.

 

Kehila Kedosha Janina is proud to welcome Professor Alexander Kitroeff as Scholar in Residence for a lecture on the subject of Greeks and Jews in Egypt.

 

“From the early nineteenth century through to the 1960s, the Greeks formed the largest, most economically powerful, and geographically and socially diverse of all European communities in Egypt. Although they benefited from the privileges extended to foreigners and the control exercised by Britain, they claimed nonetheless to enjoy a special relationship with Egypt and the Egyptians, seeing themselves as contributors to the country’s modernization.”

 

Alexander Kitroeff is Professor of History at Haverford College. He is the author of numerous books, including most recently "The Greeks and the Making of Modern Egypt."

 

Prof. Alexander Kitroeff was born in Athens, but his paternal grandparents were born in Alexandria, his great grandfather having left Chios in the late 19th century in order to become involved in the cotton business. His family left Egypt and moved to Greece in the 1950s and 1960s when life in Egypt became difficult for the Greeks.

 

Professor Kitroeff received his doctorate from Oxford University.​

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Museum@kkjsm.org

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