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

February 15, 2009


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 […]