St. Andrew’s Society; Etz Hayyim Synagogue

The date for the Chieftain’s evening has changed; Etz Hayyim is inviting responses to the significance of the synagogue.

The Saint Andrew?s Society of Athens has announced that the booking response for the Chieftain’s evening has been slow and owing to a commitment by the Society to confirm minimum numbers to the taverna at which the event will be held, it has had to cancel the Chieftain?s evening scheduled for Friday, May 13.

The new date that has been set is May 27, unless the numbers are again insufficient, in which case the function will have to be canceled entirely.

Bookings must be made as soon as possible (including re-confirmation of bookings already made) and in any event at the latest by Tuesday, May 17.

Visit or e-mail [email protected] for more.

Nikos Stavroulakis, the director of the Etz Hayyim Synagogue in Hania, Crete, issued an invitation regarding a testament the people who work at the synagogue and its friends would like to put together following two arson attacks in 2010.

Interested parties are invited to respond to the following questions, in just one or two paragraphs each:

1) If the synagogue had been destroyed, would its destruction have represented a serious loss? To you? To Hania? (I suppose what I am asking is whether we and Hania would be poorer for its loss.)

2) What does involvement in the synagogue represent for you religiously, socially and culturally?

3) Has the synagogue been helpful in defining some aspect of yourself?

Responses should be sent to [email protected] by May 25.

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