CAM Delegation Visits Greece to Foster Partnerships in Fight Against Antisemitism and Bolster Hellenic-Jewish Ties
Following January’s “There Is Neither Greek Nor Jew” International Holocaust Remembrance Day event honoring two late Greek “Righteous Among the Nations” heroes who saved the Jews of Zakynthos during World War II, a Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) delegation traveled to Athens last week for meetings with religious and cultural leaders to talk about partnerships to fight antisemitism together and further bolster Hellenic-Jewish ties.
CAM Senior Advisor and Center for Jewish Impact Chairman Robert Singer and CAM Partnerships and Diplomatic Outreach Coordinator Catherine Szkop met with leaders from the governing body of the Greek Orthodox Church in Greece (the Holy Synod), including His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatios of Dimitrias, His Eminence Metropolitan Ioannis of Thermopyle, Archimandrite Ignatios, and Father Papamikroulis, and the discussion centered on education programs on the Holocaust and antisemitism.
CAM looks forward to future collaboration and joint projects with the Holy Synod.
The CAM delegation also visited the Interorthodox Centre of the Church of Greece, a close CAM partner, and met with His Eminence Metropolitan Ioannis of Thermopyle, the organization’s director, and staff members Kalliopi Mavraga and Christos Nasios. The agenda was similarly focused on the importance of education in the fight against antisemitism, as well as the need for person-to-person encounters to familiarize young Greeks with members of the Jewish community.
CAM is deeply grateful to the Interorthodox Centre of the Church of Greece for its commitment to building bridges between the Hellenic and Jewish peoples, and anticipates a meaningful relationship between our organizations moving forward that will benefit the collective effort against Jew-hatred.