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