The International Holocaust Remembrance Day was celebrated by the Israeli Community of Chalkida.
On Friday, January 26, 2024, an event was held in the Synagogue, with the main speaker being legal and historical researcher Mr. Th. Papastratis.
On Sunday, January 28, 2024, the president, Mr. Solon Maisis, in the presence of members of the Community, laid a wreath at the Chalkida Holocaust Memorial.
In an emotional atmosphere, a memorial service was held by the hazan, Mr. Minas Levi, and a minute's silence was observed in memory of our deceased brothers.
FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
On December 14, 2023, the last day of the Hanukkah holiday, the Jewish Community of Chalkida lit the last candle of its Hanukkah, which dates back to before 1940 and which is traditionally lit with pure olive oil every year, as our traditions dictate.
Wishes were pronounced by the President of the Community, Mr. Solon Maisis, the Hazan of the community, Mr. Minos Levis, read a prayer for the abductees and a blessing for the soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces, followed by a speech by Mr. Mair Maisis.
Finally, hot donuts were offered and our celebration closed with many wishes for health, peace in Israel and the release of all our hostages.
Board of Directors I.K. Chalkida
On Friday 15.9.2023, the Yamim Noraim holidays began in Chalkida, with the Selichot of the eve of Rosh Hashanah 5784, held in the Holy Synagogue, with the participation of all members of the Israeli Community. This year we had the pleasure of welcoming members of our Community from abroad.
During his speech, the President of I.K. Mr. Solon Maisis of Chalkida, in addition to the wishes for the New Year, warmly thanked Mr. Chaim Ishaki and Mino (Mina) Levi for their long-term contribution to the performance of religious services in Chalkida.
The Board of Directors of I.K. Chalkidas wishes you a Happy New Year - TIZKOU LE SHANIM RABOT
On Thursday, June 1, 2023, a visit to the Holy Synagogue of Chalkida was held as part of the "Common Roads of History and Culture, Chalkida-Venice" events.
The speaker was Mr. Mayr Solomon Maisis, general secretary of I.K. Chalkidas and author, who made a historical review of the Jewish community of the city and mentioned his personal memories from the period of occupation. He stated that "it is pleasant to have the participation of so many people, who heard our story. Both for the synagogue and the Jewish cemetery."
The overall organizers for all the events are the following: Ministry of Culture, Antiquities Tax Office of Evia, Federation of Trade and Entrepreneurship of Evia, Commercial and Industrial Association of Chalkida, Association of Restaurant-Leisure-Entertainment Store Managers of the Prefecture of Evia "O Xenios Zeus" and the Castle of Citizens Association .
*Article by Victor Samuel
On 29.5.2023 members of the Soroptimist Club of Chalkida visited the Synagogue of Chalkida, where they were guided by the general secretary of the Community, Mr. Mario Maisis, who spoke to the ladies of the Club about the centuries-old presence of Jews in the city.
*Data from facebook Mario Mais