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Storytelling Performance with Traditional Early Jewish Music from Spain

Events

(see English version below)   Παράσταση Αφήγησης & Παραδοσιακής Εβραϊκής Μουσικής από την Ισπανία «Σεφαραδίτικες Ρομάντσες» 8 Δεκεμβρίου 8 μμ  Αφηγηματική παράσταση με θέμα τις ιστορίες ανθρώπων που διώχτηκαν από τον τόπο τους και πήραν στις αποσκευές τους τις ιστορίες τους. Ιστορίες που έφτασαν στις άκρες του κόσμου για...

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Philia, Amicitia and Trust: The Concept of Friendship in Ancient Greek Philosophy, Early Christianity and Judaism

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Colloquium at Etz Hayyim Synagogue Hania   Wednesday, June 4, 6:30pm   Dr. Jeffrey Macy (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) The Greek Philosophic Concept of Friendship and its Influence on Maimonides Η Ελληνική Φιλοσοφική Ιδέα περί Φιλίας και η επιρροή της στον Μαϊμονίδη   Dr. David Satran (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) The Dilemma...

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8 – 10 May, 2014

Jottings, News

The new rabbi of Athens, Gabriel Negrin, spent several days with us and also took part in Erev Shabbat services at our Synagogue.  He is an exciting presence for us, especially for me, as I have known him for many years and have been witness...

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Pesach 2014

Events, Jottings

Since the re-dedication of the synagogue in 2000 we have observed two  annual Jewish holidays, Passover and Sukkot in keeping with the injunction that we share with our non-Jewish  neighbours the essential message of these festivals as remembrances of how the Jewish people were redeemed...

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Hanukah 2013

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HANNUKAH -2013 Tonight we are here together to celebrate a minor Jewish festival that commemorates the restoration and re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 166 BCE.  It is sometimes called the Jewish Festival of light.  Its central theme and symbol is the great gold...

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High Holy Days at the Synagogue

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ROSH HASHANAH and YOM KIPPOUR: Despite a somewhat anticipated bleak outlook on tourism in Crete and Greece in general as a consequence of the economic ‘crisis’ that has affected us all, for the High Holidays we had blessings… This year we were doubly blessed by the appearance...

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Rosh Hashanah Services

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Σας προσκαλούμε να γιορτάσετε μαζί μας τo Ρόσς-Ασσανά. a Τετάρτη, 4 Σεπτεμβρίου, οι προσευχές θα ξεκινήσουν στης 19:00 και θ’ ακολουθήσει γεύμα στο εστιατόριο Έλα (Οδός Κονδυλάκη). Και πρωί Πέμπτη, 5 Σεπτεμβρίου στης 9:00 a Για την κράτηση θέσεων παρακαλούμε επικοινωνήστε μαζί μας έως την 1 Σεπτεμβρίου. Το...

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Haskabah 2013

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Since the rededication of the Synagogue in 2000 we have annually had a commemoration of the destruction of our Jewish community in 1944. We either highlight the actual arrest of the community on May 28th 1944 or 10th June when the freight boat Tannais that was...

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Lecture at Munich Univeristy

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Through invitation by the Chair of Judaic Studies at the University of Munich, Prof. Michael Brenner, our director Nikos Stavroulakis was invited to speak on the Renovation of an Abandoned Synagogue.  Funds for this were provided by the Kiessling Foundation of Munich and the lecture...

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Tu B’Shevat at Etz Hayyim

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Tu Beshevet was made more memorable as central to the Seder we also planted a quince tree in the front garden of the Synagogue.  Unfortunately our date palm that was planted in 1999, died from a strange attack of beetles allegedly  from Egypt that has...

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