Jewish Heritage Europe

Publications & Sources


Book list by Kehila Kadosha Janina 

English language book list compiled by the director of the Romaniote synagogue and museum in New York City.


(Click the blue links for online resources)


The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki. The Jewish Community of Thessaloniki,  1992.

Hagouel, Paul Isaac. History of the Jews of Thessaloniki and the Holocaust.  Paper presented at West Chester University, Nov. 14. 2006. [accessed: Feb. 4, 2012]

Kraabel, A.T. “The Diaspora Synagogue: Archaeological and epigraphic evidence since Sukenik,” Aufstieg und Niedergang der Romanischen Welt II, Berlin/New York, 1979, 470-510, reprinted in Urman, Dan and Flesher, Paul V.M. eds., Ancient Synagogues: Historical Analysis and Archaeological Discovery, Leiden, New York and London: E.J. Brill, 1995. I: 95-126

Matassa, Lidia. “The Myth of the Synagogue on Delos.” Bulletin of the Anglo-Israeli Archaeological Society. Vol. 25, 2007

Mazower, Mark. Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews, 1430-1950. New York: HarperCollins, 2004

Messinas, Elias V. “The conservations of the Synagogue of Veroia” 1999.

Messinas, Elias V. “Preserving Jewish Heritage in Greece.” In Archaeology. Online feature, Sept. 23, 1998.

Messinas, Elias V. The Synagogues of Greece, Their Architecture and Relationship to the Urban Fabric and the Jewish Quarter. PhD Thesis, National Technical University of Athens, 1998 (In Greek with English summary.)

Messinas, Elias V. The Synagogues of Greece: A Study of Synagogues in Macedonia and Thrace. Bloch Publishing. 2012  (The full text of the book is available online.)

Messinas, Elias V. The Synagogues of Salonika and Veroia. Athens, 1997

Pallini,Cristina and Annalisa Riccarda Scaccabarozzi. “In Search of Salonika’s Lost Synagogues. An Open Question Concerning Intangible Heritage.” In Quest (online journal); Issue 7 July 2014

Rutgers, Leonard V. “Diaspora Synagogues: Synagogue Archaeology in the Greco-Roman World.” In Fine, Steven, ed. Sacred Realm: The Emergence of the Synagogue in the Ancient World. New York/Oxford: Yeshiva University Museum/Oxford University Press, 1996

White, L. Michael. “The Delos Synagogue Revisited: Recent fieldwork in the Graeco-Roman Diaspora.” Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 80, No. 2, April 1987. 133-160.

Schindler, Daniel. Synagogue on Delos: identification and context. Master’s thesis; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2012

Stavroulakis, Nicholas P., and Timothy J. DeVinney. Jewish Sites and Synagogues of Greece. Athens: Talos Press, 1992.

Stavroulakis, Nikos. Salonika, Jews and Dervishes. Athens: Talos Press, 1994