Ethan Marcus

Ethan Marcus is currently a Fulbright Research Scholar in Athens, Greece working to document the unique liturgical traditions and customs of the Romaniote Jews of Greece. He grew up in the Greek and Turkish Jewish community of New York and wants to spread the word about the incredibly rich customs, foods, language, and culture of Greek and Sephardic Jewry in America. He is a recent graduate from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Articles by Ethan Marcus

“Strange Ladinos” and Their Struggle for Acceptance as Americans and Jews

Despite facing racism themselves, Sephardic Jews were, and still are, not immune from perpetuating systems of racial oppression.

Ten Famous Americans with Greek or Turkish Jewish Heritage

These actors, designers, musicians, business leaders, and even a former member of Congress have all played a role in the American Jewish narrative.

75 years After Auschwitz, Greek Survivor Continues to Inspire

Reflecting on the liberation of Auschwitz, a young Greek Jew takes up the torch of memory.

Greek Jewish Hanukkah Is Not A Paradox

Celebrating Hanukkah with unique Greek Jewish customs

Taking Greek Jewish Life to the Streets of New York

A family tradition turns into an annual Jewish Greek Festival for an entire city