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“Makom” in a revived synagogue in Crete: the Role of Nikos Stavroulakis z”l

4 comments on ““Makom” in a revived synagogue in Crete: the Role of Nikos Stavroulakis z”l

  1. my connent got lost–our friendship dted from 1950-54 at Univ of Notre Dame and conitnued through our lives.

    I lived and workd in Jeruslem (Tantur Ecumenical Institute) from 1980-94 and regularly stoppe ovr to see him enroute.

  2. Ionna–send you an email. Our being frinds began at Notre Dme University (i950-54 AND CONTINUED TEH REST OF OUR LIVES. I wired and livind in Jerusalem from 1980-94, and would regulrarly stopover enroute. I still miss his cooking! David Burrell

  3. Beautiful article, Ioanna. Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories about Nikos. I am very sorry to hear of his passing last May.

    I knew him from my summer of 1986 when after completing an architecture degree at Cornell University, I and two architect friends (Scott Lauer and David Zink-Brody, both of whom are still close friends of mine) produced measured drawings of the Etz Hayyim Synagogue then in its derelict state under Nikos’ direction. I would love to meet you to share my experiences of that summer in Chania. It is also wonderful to hear how Nikos has transformed the Jewish community there by renovating the synagogue.

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