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Kehila Kedosha Janina

The previous reviewer did a good job describing the synagogue. I would just like to add that... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2016
Ron S
New York City, New York
Incredible Piece of Greek and Jewish Living History

Kehila Kedosha Janina is a Romaniote Jewish synagogue in the Lower East Side. They offer free... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2016
New York City, New York
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Mar 12, 2017
“Little known history of Romaniote Jews”
Aug 17, 2016
“Kehila Kedosha Janina”
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

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 . This synogogue ( do not call it a shul) has been on the LES for a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

The previous reviewer did a good job describing the synagogue. I would just like to add that, although the tour is free, a small donation is appreciated. It appears that the ancestors of the Romaniote Jews came to Greece sometime during the 3rd century BC,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Kehila Kedosha Janina is a Romaniote Jewish synagogue in the Lower East Side. They offer free tours on of the synagogue itself on Sundays. It's a tiny place, and so the tour doesn't last long, but after it you can go to the second floor...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 3, 2016

I was moved by the existence of this beautiful Greek Synagogue. I learned so much and Eli, a congregant of 60 years spent a great deal of time sharing his experiences as a Jew of Greek descent.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Covers the history of a little known branch of Judaism, Romaniote Jews. Interesting photos and artifacts. On the main floor is the synagogue. The building is an historical landmark. Check museum hours. Only open on Sundays.

Date of experience: June 2015
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