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Opening reception for “Romaniote Memories, a Jewish Journey from Ioannina, Greece to Manhattan: Photographs by Vincent Giordano" Online

When: Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 5 pm (EST).

Click here to register for the exhibition’s opening reception on Zoom, featuring a conversation with curators, distinguished guests, and friends.

The exhibition includes more than one hundred photographs, presented in ten thematic sections,  accessible here.

About the exhibition:

In 1999, photographer Vincent Giordano made an unplanned visit to the small Kehila Kedosha Janina (KKJ) synagogue on New York’s Lower East Side. He knew little about Judaism or synagogues, and even less about the Romaniote Jewish tradition of which KKJ, built in 1927, is the lone North American representative. In this he was not alone. Romaniotes are among the least known of Jewish communities. Beginning in 2001 and guided by members of the KKJ community, Giordano documented the synagogue and its religious art of the congregation using film, video, and audio. 

In 2019 the Giordano family donated the archive of Vincent’s work to Queens College, where it is a major part of the Hellenic American Project and is preserved as part of the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library’s Special Collections and Archives. 

The exhibition is sponsored by the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, Hellenic American Project, and Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College, as well as the International Center for Jewish Monuments, an independent non-profit organization. 

Related LibGuide: Jewish Studies Research Guide by Izabella Taler

Date:
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Time:
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Categories:
  Special Collection and Archives events  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldeyrqD4vH93gVSGvg0leB8R16WLFzDym

Event Organizer

Annie Tummino