JGSLI Virtual meeting on Sunday, January 30 at 2:00 PM Eastern – Meet Me At the Corner of Broome and Allen: Romaniote Jews in New York #announcements #education

Jeff A.

We hope you will join us on Zoom for a presentation by Marcia Ikonomopoulos, Museum Director of Kehila Kedosha Janina in NYC.    

Sunday, January 30th, 2:00 PM, Zoom Only

Topic: Meet Me At the Corner of Broome and Allen: Romaniote Jews in New York

Among the numerous distinguishing factors of Jewish communities, most based on geographical location, ancestral language, and levels of observance, one group, that of Romaniote Jews has, in many ways, become the orphan child of Jewish studies. This holds true in the field of genealogy. Romaniote Jews, Greek-speaking Jews who date their ancestry back to the inter-Temple period, have the distinction of the longest continuous presence in the European Diaspora. The naming practices of Romaniote Jews shed light on the history of Jewish surnames and, in addition, their distinctive customs. What can we learn from analyzing the naming practices of Romaniote Jews? What is applicable to the general study of Jewish naming practices and Jewish genealogy? 


Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos has served as the Museum Director of Kehila Kedosha Janina since 2004 and sits on the Board of Trustees of the Synagogue and Museum. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative and is President of the Association of Friends of Greek Jewry. She was born into a traditional Sephardic Jewish family from Salonika and has devoted her life to telling the story of Greek Jewry as an author, translator, editor, and lecturer


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When:  Sunday, Jan 30, 2022 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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I look forward to seeing you all online!



Jeffrey Austin