Boston Greek Orthodox & Jewish Communities Strenghten Local Ties

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios has announced that the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston and the American Jewish Committee's Boston office (AJC) will be hosting “Passover & Pascha: How Greeks and Jews Shaped Each Other’s History, Culture, & Faith.” The event, which is the first in a series dedicated to enhancing relations between Greek and Jewish Americans, will take place on March 2nd at the Maliotis Cultural Center of Hellenic College.  All are invited to attend.

Greek and Jewish Americans share a long and highly consequential history. According to His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, “For thousands of years, the Greek and Jewish worlds have made an indelible impact on each other's histories, cultures, and faiths. The upcoming holidays of Jewish Passover and Greek Orthodox Pascha present the opportunity to explore this historic encounter in a welcoming community setting.”

Robert Leikind, AJC’s Boston Director noted that, "Our hope is to enhance understanding of our shared history, traditions and interests. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn and appreciate how what we do locally is part of a global tapestry of relations."

The March 2nd program is the first in an intended series dedicated to enhancing understanding and friendship, while recognizing shared interests and traditions. The evening will feature remarks by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston and Rabbi Dan Liben, President of Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, as well as performances by the Metropolis of Boston Greek Dancers, Israeli dancing, a panel presentation by leading scholars about the ties between Passover and Pascha, and Mediterranean foods.

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 6:45 p.m.

Location: Maliotis Cultural Center, Hellenic College, 50 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445-741

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