During their visit in Athens, 70 leaders of Jewish Organizations in Europe and the USA, representing the Conference of the Major American Jewish Organizations, το European Jewish Congress (EJC), the European Council of Jewish Communities (ECJC) and the European-Asian Jewish Council (EAJC), visited the Jewish Museum of Greece. The President of the JMG Mr. Samuel Matsas welcomed them and prepared them for the guided tour that followed. Among others, Mr. Matsas made the following comments: “… While you are looking at the treasures of the Romaniote and Sephardic traditions in the Museum displays, please, bear in mind that this is a teaching institution as well. Further to our extensive research work, and exhibitions, travelling all over Europe and North America, our Museum fills an important post in the social endeavour for human equality and justice. We receive hundreds of schools every year. We inform hundreds of young minds about the Jewish history, tradition and culture….”
Next, Mrs. Zanet Battinou, director of the JMG, welcomed the distinguished vivitors and guided them through the museum. She discussed with them, answered their questions on the JMG’s artefacts, its programs and activities. Apart from its President, the JMG was represented also by Mr. Guy Nathan, Treasurer of the BoD and President of the BoD of the Association of Friends and the member of the BoD, Mr. Benjamin Albalas.