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Learn more about our community at Kehila Kedosha Janina (the Holy Community of Janina) and discover the nearly 2,300 year old history of the Romaniote Jews of Greece.


Meet our communal leadership and read our monthly newsletters. Explore our museum and join us at our unique Greek Jewish events. Explore our historic building erected in 1927 and restored to its original conditions. We are proud to be listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places and a designated New York City Landmark since 2004.

About Us

Kehila Kedosha Janina, at the same location on the Lower East Side for the past 95 years, is the last remaining Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Our active community still conducts weekly services in the traditional Romaniote liturgy. ​


Join us for our weekly Shabbat and Jewish holiday services. Use our state-of-the-art facility to host a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, family reunion, or other events.

Religious Services 

Learn more about Greek Jewry and Jewish Life on the Lower East Side. Our museum is open to the public every Sunday from 11am-4pm as well as by appointment and offers free guided tours. Visitors are strongly encouraged to email to let us know if you plan to visit. 


The museum serves as a repository for Greek Jewish history and culture. It also hosts a variety of events throughout the year including lectures, book signings, movie screenings, and concerts.

Museum and Tours
News & Announcements 

High Holiday Services

Fall 2023

Join us for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services to celebrate the new year. Experience the unique Judeo-Greek traditions of Ioannina at Kehila Kedosha Janina, the last remaining Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Our seats are free and our hearts are open. Please RSVP to

תזכו לשנים רבות  Χρόνια Πολλά  Anyos Munchos


Sukkoth Holiday Services

Sept 30 and Oct 1 at 9:30am

Join us for Sukkoth holiday services and enjoy the fall season! Help us fulfill the mitzvah of the holiday by having a traditional meal in our communal Sukkah. Your attendance helps make our celebrations so special and helps us perpetuate our Romaniote traditions. You are welcome to join us for Sukkoth Holiday services on Saturday Sept 30 and Sunday Oct 1 at 9:30am. 

מועדים לשמחה  Χαγκ Σαμεαχ  Moed Alegre

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Sounds of Cyprus - Music Concert

Sunday Oct 15 at 5pm

KKJ is honored to welcome the acclaimed musical group Sounds of Cyprus to perform traditional Cypriot music in our historic sanctuary. Following their thrilling performance at our Greek Jewish Festival, this event promises an equally moving experience in a more intimate setting. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Purchase tickets Here

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Customized Alefs - Order Yours Today

KKJ is proud to offer reproductions of Romaniote Alefs that can be customized for anyone in your family! This is the first time since WWII that new Alefs are being produced for our community. Kehila Kedosha Janina is currently the only source in the world offering brand new customized Alefs, and we have the largest collection of historic Alefs in the world. 

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