In an atmosphere of emotion, in the presence of the President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the established events for the Day of Remembrance of the Greek Jewish Martyrs and Heroes of the Holocaust, organized by the Region of Attica and the Israelite Community of Athens, took place.
As the Region of Attica states in its announcement: "At midday on 29.1.2024, the Regional Governor of Attica participated in the commemoration ceremony held at the Holocaust Memorial of Greek Jews in Athens, during which the President of the Republic laid a wreath, while the Rabbi of Athens and .Gabriel Negrin delivered a memorial service.
The President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of Greek Jewish Martyrs and Heroes of the Holocaust, laid a wreath at the Holocaust Memorial in Thisio.
Source: Isotope of the President of the Republic 29.1.2024
As a sign of support and solidarity, for the 100 days that have passed since the terrorist attack and the atrocities of October 7 by the terrorist organization Hamas towards Israeli citizens, the Jewish Community of Athens organized the following activities:
🔹On Sunday 14.01 and Monday 15.01, the Beth Shalom and Etz Hayim Synagogues were illuminated with the resounding slogan #BringthemHome, calling for the release of all hostages.
🔹On Sunday 14.01, the Community of MAZI (Israelis living in Greece), in its event on the theme of "Hebrew Language Day - Tashpad" placed a giant poster with the message #BringthemHomethus expressing their wholehearted support.
🔹 WarmHouse members on Tuesday 16.01, were photographed wearing black t-shirts with the message #BringthemHomeand expressed their thoughts and feelings, on a white banner.
#100 days of captivity
#136 innocent people are still being held captive in Gaza by Hamas terrorists
On Thursday, December 14, 2023, I.K. Athens celebrated Hanukkah at the Beth Shalom Synagogue, the Festival of Light that symbolizes the hope that better days will come for all of us. As Judaism commands us despite the tragic events, we must choose light and life. The Rabbi of Athens, Gabriel Negrin, spoke to us about the meaning of the celebration, inspiring all those present with his words.
The keynote speakers of the event were Mrs. Vana Nikolaidou-Kyrianidou, Professor at the Department of Philosophy of the EKPA and the Dean of the School of Theology, Mr. Emmanuel Karageorgoudis. We were honored with their presence by the Director of the Political Office of the Minister, Mr. Vassilis Kikilia, Ms. Zois Tsolis, Ms. Vassiliki Keramida, Director of the Office of the Secretary General of Religions, Mr. Giorgos Kalatzis, Ms. Christina Xenopoulou from the General Secretariat Religious and the members of the I.K. Athens.
And next year with health for everyone, let the light of Hanukkah candles shine again!
On Sunday, November 19, 2023, the annual action of the Israelite Community of Athens took place for Mitzvah Day, which according to the Jewish tradition is dedicated to giving and solidarity to fellow human beings.
Our action this year had the character of a happy, creative and moving event where we all assembled the furniture we donated to foundations, structures and NGOs, played drums and basketball and danced to the rhythm of Capoeira.