Genealogy Projects tagged with Sephardi Jews on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Salonika Center of Jewish Scholarship 140 BCE - 1945

    SALONIKA - Thessaloniki History of the Jews of Thessaloniki It is believed that the Alexandrian Jews who arrived in ca. 140 B.C.E. were among the first Jews to settle in Salonika. The Apostle Paul preached for three consecutive Sabbaths in the synagogue of Salonika. The Romans granted autonomy to the community, whose members lived in a neighborhood near the port; therefore, the Je...

  • Greek Jews

    History of Jews in Greece The first recorded mention of Judaism in Greece dates from 300-250 Before Common Era (BCE) on the island of Rhodes. In the 2nd century BCE, Hyrcanus, a leader in the Jewish community of Athens, was honoured by the raising of a statue in the agora. According to Josephus (Contra Apionem, I, 176-183), an even earlier mention of a Hellenized Jew by a Greek writer was...