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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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Happy Chanukah

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We would like to wish everyone a Happy Chanukah [singlepic id=200 w=640 h=480 float=center] "What gain is there in my blood?" Psalm 30 Artwork: Nikos Stavroulakis ...

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Wedding of Joseph and Ariana Tepperman

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The multiple ethnic influences on Jewish identity have been evident here at Etz Hayyim in the character of various weddings that have been celebrated here.  We have had Orthodox, Reform, Liberal and Conservative weddings to date...

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Talk by Proffessor Michael Brenner

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Lecture by Prof. Dr. Michael Brenner “Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig and the German-Jewish Renaissance” On October first we were fortunate enough to host an evening with Prof. Michael Brenner who spoke to us about the German-Jewish Renaissance, a revival of Jewish life at the beginning of...

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The High Holy Days at Etz Hayyim

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The now annual presence of Leon Asher from Tel Aviv for at least Rosh HaShannah obviated some of the challenges that accumulate prior to the Festival.  Leon came across us some years ago when he arrived unknown and very quiet.  Stavroulakis had only recovered from...

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