Throughout the year, KKJ holds a variety of community events open to the public. From our new Greek Jewish Festival on the Lower East Side to our Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Memorial Ceremony, we at KKJ are proud to promote our unique Romaniote heritage through these events and many others like them.
Greek Jewish Festival
In 2015, KKJ was proud to host the first ever Greek Jewish Festival on our very own Broome Street on the Lower East Side of New York. Our Synagogue community along with numerous partners will continue to celebrate the unique culture and heritage of Romaniote Jews in this unique festival. With live music, delicious kosher Greek food, dancing, synagogue tours, kids activities, and much more, our festival is an annual celebration that attracts thousands of people. This is the only festival of its kind in the world!
Jewish Tours of Greece
Every year, the Association of Friends of Greek Jewry, a partner organization of KKJ, is proud to organize annual trips to Greece exploring the country's Jewish heritage and history. Trips include fully guided tours of major Jewish cities and communities, including the cities of Thessaloniki, Athens, and Ioannina, as well as trips to major resort locations like Mykonos and Corfu. Find out more about upcoming Summer or Fall Trips below.
Public Lectures and Film Screenings
Throughout the year, KKJ is proud to welcome a variety of Public Lectures and Book Signings on various topics pertaining to Jewish life and Greek history. KKJ also often holds a variety of different film screenings throughout the year. Whether it be on the Holocaust in Greece, the history of Balkan Jewry, or our community on the Lower East Side, our museum is here to offer high quality, educational films and lectures to the public. Find out more about upcoming films and public events below.
Young Professionals Network
As our community continues to grow, KKJ hopes to help foster a love of our heritage among the next generations of Romaniote and Sephardic Jews throughout the New York City area. We are thrilled to help host the Greek Jewish Young Professionals Network, a group of young Romaniote and Sephardic Jews in their 20s and 30s participating in social and professional events together. Events have included Hanukkah parties, Sephardic cooking classes, dinner discussions with leaders in the professional world, and Greek-Jewish Shabbatons.