Adam Kofinas is the executive director of Congregation Or VeShalom, a Sephardic synagogue in Atlanta. He holds a BA in Judaic studies and public policy from SUNY Albany. A Romaniote Jew, he traces his ancestry in Greece back to Roman times.
I am the product of an intermarriage of sorts, but not the kind you’re probably thinking of. My mother’s family hails from various parts of Eastern Europe, and my dad’s family comes from Greece, and all sides of my family are historically Jewish.