Announcements and Upcoming Events

The Synagogues of Greece - Online Class

Join our Museum Director Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos as she leads us in our latest online class series. Learn more about the history, architecture, and culture of Jewish spaces in Greece. Classes held via Zoom on Monday nights at 8pm on November 23, November 30, and December 7. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/greeksynagogues

Kabbalat Shabbat Services - Online

While we may have to stay apart to help one another, we can still welcome Shabbat as a community. Join us for digital Romaniote Kabbalat Shabbat services together. Check out Facebook page for exact times and streaming links: 

https://www.facebook.com/kkjnyc/

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

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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