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The High Holidays at Etz Hayyim

Events

We have a weekly challenge in Hania at the synagogue as we never really know how many people will be attending services - especially Erev Shabbat.  During the summer months we can have up to 50 people and during the winter when there are few visitors we...

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First Haircut for a male child

Events, Historical Information

The ritual cutting of the hair of a male child is a very ancient custom and is one that Jews, Christians, Muslims and members of other ancient religions share in common. In could be said that there is something 'Noahic' about it as it is so ancient...

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First Bat Mitzvah in Crete…

Events, Historical Information

Letter from London – The first Bat Mitzvah in 2,000 years By Antony Lerman  |  12/08/2010 As the last of our family and friends leave the old Venetian port city of Hania, Crete, after witnessing and celebrating with us the Bat Mitzvah of our daughter in the...

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Ner Tamid

Historical Information

The Ner Tamid in our synagogue was installed in 2000 when the synagogue was rededicated.  For me, at least, it was not what I had hoped for, despite being from the 17th century and with its original silver chains.  I had hoped that it would have...

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June Wedding at Etz Hayyim

Events

In early June we had a festive wedding in the Synagogue. Since last year plans had been afoot for this event and though there were some initial halachic and even canonical problems we broached these with no difficulty. The couple, Mathieu and Alexandra Touboul of Paris...

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Askava Service

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Title: Askava Service Description: This year as in years past, we will be holding a memorial service for the Cretan Jewish Community that parished in WWII. All are welcome to attend. Date: 2010-05-31 Θα είναι μεγάλη τιμή για μας να παρευρεθείτε στο ετήσιο μνημόσυνο για τα μέλη της...

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