Kehila Kedosha Janina (Holy Community of Janina) is a synagogue on 280 Broome Street between Allen and Eldridge Streets in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1925-27 and was designed by Sydney Daub and is now the only Romaniote rite synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Romaniote traditions are separate from those of both Sephardic and Ashkenazi Judaism, deriving their lineage in The Eastern Mediterranean for nearly 2000 years, long before the Spanish Inquisition.Make Kehila Kedosha Janina part of your personalized New York City itinerary using our New York City trip planner.
The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 30, 1999, and was designated a New York City landmark on May 11, 2004. It underwent a major restoration in 2006 by architect Leonard Colchamiro, a descendant of one of the community's original founders.
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My daughter and I stopped by and had Ms. S as our docent. I learnt a lot from her, very kind and patient, it is like going back and learnt the history of the Greek Orthodox Jewish in NYC. This is an..... more »
Not Ashkenazi, and with similarities to Sephardic, but unique to Romaniotes..."The Greek Jews" have maintained this living homage to a distinct heritage...one whose heart was in Ioannina, Greece... more »
Beautiful shul, interesting history, great tour and museum. Street fairinteresting, food, band, lots of participatory dancing. Great job be dedicatedmembersxand voluntwers.
Very welcoming, small Greek (Romaniot) Synagogue and museum with some fine cultural programs. - Prof. Sylvain Cappell
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