Welcome to Kehila Kedosha Janina
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Welcome to Kehila Kedosha Janina
Welcome to Kehila Kedosha Janina

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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.

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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.

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Sukkoth Holiday Services

October 10, 11, 15 at 9:15am

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: Monday October 10 at 9:15am

Tuesday October 11 at 9:15am

Saturday October 15 at 9:30am. 

Please RSVP to Amarcus@kkjsm.org

מועדים לשמחה  Χαγκ Σαμεαχ  Moed Alegre

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Simhat Torah Celebration and Dinner

Monday Oct 17 at 6pm

Join us for our Simhat Torah Celebration & Dinner Monday October 17 at 6pm. Erev Simhat Torah Services begin at 6pm including Minha, Arvith, and Hakafot followed by a traditional Greek Jewish Dinner. You are welcome to join us for additional Holiday Services on:

October 17 at 9:15am - Shemini Atzeret Morning Services

October 18 at 9:15am - Simhat Torah Morning Services

October 22 at 9:30am - Shabbat Bereshith Morning Services

Please RSVP to Amarcus@kkjsm.org

מועדים לשמחה  Χαγκ Σαμεαχ  Moed Alegre

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New Exhibit on the Jews of Corfu

Opening Reception - Sunday October 23 at 1pm

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. Join us for an opening reception on Sunday October 23 at 1pm. Refreshments will be served. 

Please RSVP to museum@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. 

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 museum@kkjsm.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.

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(212)-431-1619, (516)-456-9336



info@kkjsm.org​  museum@kkjsm.org


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