(20F2) Romaniote Jews: One of the oldest, but least known, Jewish communities

September 30th, 2020, 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Brit Milah Amulet (1910)

A recording of the class, including the Q&A session, is at https://youtu.be/Gr_Ah-YkXSw .


Romanaiote Jews,  native to the Eastern Mediterranean, are still active in communities in Greece, Israel, New York and beyond.  With a rich heritageof their own, neither Sephardi or Ashkenazi, Romaniote Jews have their own traditions, including their own Judaeo-Greek dialect, a distinct order of service, special holiday observances and cuisine.  Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos, a member of this community, with expertise in its history and culture, will provide a very special introduction to this venerable, but little known, world.


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Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos is the Director of the Kehila Kedosha Janina Museum in New York City, associated with the Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue, an active Romaniote congregation.