Ahead of the ninth annual Greek Jewish Festival this coming Sunday, the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) hosted on online webinar last week focused on Greek Jewish life in New York City and the ancient traditions of the community.
The conversation featured Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos, director of the Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum, and Ethan Marcus, managing director of Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America. It was moderated by CAM Partnerships and Diplomatic Relations Manager Catherine Szkop.
Watch a full recording of the webinar here:
CAM will have a booth at the festival, taking place on Sunday, May 21, from 12 PM-6 PM, outside the Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum, at 280 Broome Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
The Greek Jewish Festival — which generally draws around 2,000-3,000 visitors — celebrates the unique Romaniote and Sephardic heritage of the Jews of Greece. Attendees will experience a feast for the senses including authentic kosher Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, traditional Greek dancing, live Greek and Sephardic music, an outdoor marketplace full of vendors, arts, and educational activities for kids.
The festival is the latest effort to not only preserve this unique culture, but to also celebrate and develop new ways of expressing what it means to be a Romaniote or Sephardic Jew. All people are welcome to come celebrate and share in the festival.
For more information on the Greek Jewish Festival, please visit: kkjfestival.com