A fascinating audio journey discussing the Greek Jewish experience in America

The Greek Jewish Synagogue and Museum of New York

Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum

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Join Museum Director Marcia Ikonomopoulous and 88.1 FM’s Richard Solomon through a fascinating audio journey discussing the Greek Jewish experience in America.

Located below Manhattan’s skyscrapers, just around the block from today’s Chinatown on the historic Lower East Side of New York City lies a hidden treasure few know about…

A 2,000-year-old culture virtually unknown, even to its neighbors. A tiny group. A minority within a minority. They are called Romaniotes. An obscure branch of Judaism, which few Jews have ever heard of, with traditions dating back to Roman times.

The founders of this community are the descendants of Jews who, after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D., were sent on a slave ship to Rome. Instead, a storm forced them to land in Greece, where over the next 2,000 years, they developed uniquely different ethnic and religious customs adopting many local customs while maintaining their religious identity.

Today, all these years later, you can visit the only synagogue in the Western Hemisphere of this, obscure Jewish community. The Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum. Still operating in its original form since 1927.

The synagogue is open for Saturday services at 9:00 a.m. and on holidays.

The Museum is open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays, or please contact us if you wish to have a special appointment.

website: kkjsm.org

80 Broome Street

(off Allen St.)

New York, NY 10002

212-431-1619

CD Content:

  • Greek Jewish Genealogy and Research Tools
  • Family Names and their Origins
  • The Synagogue History

-founded in 1927 by Greek Speaking Jews

-The Brotherhood of Janina established in 1907

-The Pashas

  • The movie about the Community is called the “Last Greeks on Broome Street”
  • Greek Jewish Family Names and Nicknames
  • The Food!

‘’The Cookbook of the Jews of Greece” by Nicholas Stravoulakis

Everyday Foods

Greek Salad

Grape Leaves

Fish

Okra

Stuffed Vegetables

Holiday Foods

  • Home-made liquor: Raki and Ouzo
  • Desserts
  • Spices
  • Greek Coffee (not made with milk)

-telling fortunes from coffee grinds

  • Arranged Marriages
  • Occupations
  • The Journey to America
  • Janina Today
  • Athens and the Greek Jewish Museum of Greece
  • The Synagogue is a Landmark
  • Tours (including Lunch)

Download CD here or here.

 

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4 thoughts on “A fascinating audio journey discussing the Greek Jewish experience in America

  1. Ρε παιδιά, έλεος. Τι απόγονοι από τους εξόρισους είναι αυτοί οι άνθρωποι; Στην Ελλάδα υπήρχαν συναγωγέ πολύ πριν, σε αρκετές πόλεις. Εκείνοι οι Εβραίοι που ήταν στην Ελλάδα πριν το 70 ΚΕ δεν είχαν απογόνους δηλαδή; Τι μύθος είναι πάλι αυτός; Είπαμε στη μυθολογία οι πολυθεϊστές έχουν το πρωτάθλημα, μη το χαλάμε τώρα.

    • The founders of this community are the descendants of Jews who, after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D., were sent on a slave ship to Rome. Instead, a storm forced them to land in Greece, where over the next 2,000 years, they developed uniquely different ethnic and religious customs adopting many local customs while maintaining their religious identity.
      Σε αυτό το κομμάτι δεν αναφέρεσαι; Δεν υπαινίσσεται ότι οι Ρωμανιώτες ήταν οι πρώτοι Εβραίοι επί ελληνικού εδάφους, απλώς λέει ότι είναι πολύ παλιό παρακλάδι του ιουδαϊσμού. Ελπίζω να κατάλαβα σωστά την ένστασή σου.

  2. Pingback: Ένα ντοκιμαντέρ για τη συναγωγή Kehila Kedosha Janina / The City Concealed: Kehila Kedosha Janina | Against antisemitism – Ενάντια στον αντισημιτισμό

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