[MGSA-L] Greek Jewish Heritage and Memory: Special Online Program

Roland Moore rolandmo at pacbell.net
Wed Jan 20 07:24:19 PST 2021

From: Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum <Museum at kkjsm.org>

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Heritage and Memory: A Focus on Jewish Greece 
Special Online Program Jan 27 - Feb 6
Kehila Kedosha Janina is proud to participate in a special upcoming program "Heritage and Memory: A Focus on Jewish Greece," a ten-day virtual event from January 27 to February 6. This program is hosted by the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles, the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, and the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival in honor of Greece’s upcoming Presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). On March 1, Greece will assume the Presidency of this intergovernmental organization, which unites governments and experts to promote, advance and shape Holocaust education, research and remembrance.

Four prestigious speakers will present views of Greece’s Romaniote and Sephardic communities to an international audience. The Honorable Moses Elisaf, Mayor of Ioannina and President of the Jewish Community of Ioannina, and Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos, Museum Director of Kehila Kedosha Janina, will discuss the history of Romaniote Jews. The historians Leon Saltiel and Rena Molcho will look at the Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki, which was destroyed during World War II, and the incorporation of the Holocaust into the Greek collective memory. The award-winning author Rika Benveniste will present her book "Luna: An Essay in Historical Biography" at an open meeting of a Modern Greek Book Club.

The program also includes free screenings of eleven films and one extended preview including the feature-length works of Cloudy Sunday, The Queen of Rebetiko: My Sweet Canary, and Magic Men, as well as documentaries that look at the Jewish communities of Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Kastoria, Zakynthos, and Rhodes. Several films trace the experience of Jews who were sheltered by Greek Christians during the Nazi Occupation. The majority of films will be available worldwide for online viewing throughout the entire ten days of the event.

We encourage you to check out the links below and join us for this exceptional online program. 
Conversation with Ioannina Mayor Moses Elisaf - January 27 at 1pm EST

Register Here for the Conversation with Mayor Moses Elisaf
Meet Me on the Corner of Broome and Allen - January 29 at 1pm EST

Register Here for the Presentation on Kehila Kedosha Janina
Full Program

Click Here for the Full Program Schedule
LA Greek Film Festival - Film Screenings

Click Here for the Full List of Films from the LA Greek Film Festival
Read More about this Program Here

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