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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Lebanon on the Lower East Side
Sunday Dec 24 at 1pm
KKJ is honored to welcome our dear friend Rabbi Isaac Choua who will present a lecture on Lebanese Jews and cook a Lebanese Jewish treat for us, as we host “Lebanon on the Lower East Side.” The event will also feature the Sahadi family and their award-winning cookbook “Flavors of the Sun,” which will be available for purchase at a special discount. Admission $10. RSVP to Museum@kkjsm.org
Tour of Jewish Greece
June 17 - 26, 2024
The Association of Friends of Greek Jewry is proud to offer their annual tours of Jewish Greece. Join them in June 2024 on a special tour that includes Corfu, Ioannina, and Thessaloniki. Reconnect with your heritage and experience the beautiful sights and Jewish communities of Greece.
Hakham Dr. Isaac Sassoon Presents New Siddur 'Alats Libbi
Sunday January 7 at 1pm
The sages of old did not conceive of Jewish prayer as incantation, but as ‘service of the heart’ and as a vehicle through which we are invited to speak our hearts before Hashem. Join us for the official launch of the new Siddur ‘Alats Libbi, edited by Rabbi Dr. Isaac Sassoon & Rabbi Steve Golden. Hakham Dr. Isaac Sassoon is a Torah scholar who synthesizes rigorous traditional study with scrupulous academic and historical scholarship.
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.