Champion of Crete synagogue restoration dies, 85


Nicholas Hannan-Stavroulakis, the man who famously fought for the restoration in 1999 of the Etz Hayyim Synagogue in the town of Hania on the island of Crete, died Friday morning. He was 85.

Stavroulakis served as the director of the Jewish Museum in Athens and was an emblematic figure in Greece’s Jewish community.

His funeral will held in Athens on Monday.