ICJW European Conference in Athens

ICJW’s 16th European Conference will be held on November 3 – 5, 2019, in Athens, Greece, an Ever-Changing City, with the theme: “Learning from the Past, Inspired by the Present, ICJW Prepares for the Future”. This will be ICJW’s first event in the home city of its newest affiliate, ICJW Greece.

Athens Benaki Museum

The Conference will include lectures on the history of the Jewish community of Greece, a guided tour of Athens including visits to the Beth Shalom Synagogue, the Jewish Museum, the Acropolis Museum, the Benaki Museum and the Ancient Temple of Poseidon at Sounio. The opening Gala Dinner will include Greek music and traditional dancing, plus guests of honor from the Greek government and Greek Jewish Community. Topics addressed during the conference will include the history of the Greek Jewish community, the current political situation in Greece, Israel and Europe, and the future of the younger generation.

Attendees are also invited to extend their visit to Athens over Shabbat, and to tour the island of Aigina, with its stunning mosaic synagogue floor dating from the 4th century C.E.

Attached here is the PDF Registration Form containing more information about the Conference and the Executive Meeting on November 6. The deadline for applications is October 11, 2019.