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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
"Flower of Vlora" Book Presentation
Sunday March 5 at 12pm
Join us for this special event when Anna Kohen, a Romaniote Jew with roots from Ioannina, will tell the fascinating story of how her family was saved from the Nazis by Muslim Albanians. Her new book has been widely acclaimed in Israel, Greece, Albania, Kosovo, and the United States.
New Exhibit on the Jews of Corfu
On View Now
In conjunction with the Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Jewish Theological Seminary Library, which recently launched their exhibit “The Jews of Corfu: Between the Adriatic and the Ionian,” Kehila Kedosha Janina Museum is proud to share our newest exhibit highlighting the history and daily life of the Jewish Community of Corfu.
Shabbat Morning Services
Saturdays at 9:30am
KKJ is open every week for Shabbat morning services. Join us for services and help us continue our beautiful Romaniote traditions. Enjoy our traditional Greek kiddush lunch after services. We promise you will enjoy the experience of our community as much as we will appreciate seeing you. Please RSVP in advance by emailing Amarcus@kkjsm.org
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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.