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    Permanent Exhibition - Levels

    The Synagogue

    This level contains exhibits pertaining to synagogue rites. The restored interior of the old Romaniote Synagogue of Patras can be found here. Three of the nearby displays contain silver holy objects and valuable embroidered textiles, used to decorate the synagogues or mark their different architectural parts. On the same level, among...

    Jewish Holidays

    On this level, the display case shows typical artefacts of the cycle of the Jewish holidays as they are celebrated during the year. In the center of the display case, artefacts used for the celebration of Shabbath are shown. It is a day set apart by Jews for rest,...

    History of the Greek Jews

    This level marks the beginning of the part of the Museum that is devoted to history, covering the long period from the 3rd century B.C.E. until the end of World War II. Here, the display case presents the material evidence of the century’s long history of Greek Jews, through inscriptions,...

    Shoah Area

    This level contains the area devoted to the Holocaust (Shoah). The subject is examined in four specially designed displays, which cover the events during the German Occupation, starting with the first anti-Semitic measures in Thessalonica in 1941, until the liberation of the few survivors of the concentration camps in 1945....

    Costumes

    On this level, costumes and accessories of the Jews of Greece are exhibited. During the Ottoman period, the costumes of the Jews of Greece reflect the rich interplay of cultures and traditions that characterised the Eastern Mediterranean basin. Ottoman costume was a complex mixture of Μedieval, Islamic and Byzantine...

    The Cycle of Life

    This level of the permanent exhibition includes a small sitting room, specially designed to offer the visitor a brief rest, a characteristic example of middle-class architecture of the Ottoman period. This is the “Oda”, or "Nice Room", or "Reception Room", or “Archontariki”, as it has been called in traditional...

    Temporary Exhibitions Areas

    On this level, the temporary exhibitions of the JMG are housed. The Benrubi Art Gallery was created in response to the public’s desire to explore other aspects of human creation, beyond the history and tradition of the Greek Jews, and was inaugurated in 1998. In 2011, the Art Gallery...