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NY Jewish Culture Examiner: The Western Hemisphere’s only Greek Romaniote Synagogue

February 15, 2009

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When it first opened its doors in 1927 Kehila Kedosha Janina (the holy community of Ioannina) was one of hundreds of little synagogues on Manhattan’s Lower East Side; unlike its neighbors, however, it was not founded by Eastern Europeans fleeing violence and discrimination but by Greek speakers who came for economic opportunity. Not only were […]