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Τhe Jews of Greece

Aegina

There is evidence of two synagogues on the island of Aegina. The first was discovered in 1829, and of the second synagogue only a...

Patras

The Jewish presence in the capital of the Peloponnesus, was established by the Jews who arrived in Patras from Syria, during the reign of...

Arta

The Jewish Community of Arta was one of the oldest in Greece. By 1173 it had about 100 families. After the collapse of the...

Ζakynthos

In 1522, 30 Jewish families lived on the island of Zakynthos. By 1702 the community had two synagogues, the local or “Zakynthian” and the...

Veroia

The Jewish presence in the town of Veroia dates back to the 1st century BCE; St. Paul visited the city and preached in its synagogue....

Trikala

The Jewish Community of Trikala is one of the oldest in central Greece and is of great historic interest. During World War II, it...

Dilos

Various references in the writings of Flavius Josephus testify to the existence of a Jewish community on the island, which was a thriving cosmopolitan...

Chania

Jews started settling on the island of Crete from Hellenistic times, mainly from important cities of the time, such as Alexandria and Ephesus. It...

Rhodes

Jews settled in Rhodes for the first time in the 2nd c. BCE, and have since had a continuous presence on the island, throughout its...

Corfu

Up to the 16th century, Corfu boasted an important Jewish Community, with two main synagogues - the Romaniote and the Italian (Apulian) one. During the 19th century,...

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