SUNDAY AUGUST 15, 2021
12PM - 4PM
280 BROOME ST
BETWEEN ALLEN ST AND ELDRIDGE ST
LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC
- 2021 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE -
Scott Wilson & Efendi
Noga Group featuring Avram Pengas
Holy Trinity Dancers of New Rochelle
OUR BLOCK PARTY
Join the Greek Jewish Block Party as we celebrate the unique Romaniote and Sephardic heritage of Kehila Kedosha Janina. Experience authentic kosher Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, traditional Greek dancing and live Greek and Sephardic music, fun kids activities and more!
Join us as we bring together our community to celebrate and reconnect.
All public health guidelines will be followed.
Kehila Kedosha Janina (the Holy Community of Janina) is the only Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Romaniote Jews are a unique community of Greek-speaking Jews whose history in Greece dates back over 2,300 years to the time of Alexander the Great. The Romaniotes are historically distinct from the Sephardim, who settled in Greece after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492.
Kehila Kedosha Janina is a NYC designated landmark, and continues to hold services every Saturday morning as well as for all Jewish holidays. In addition, it houses a museum about Greek Jewry that is open to the public every Sunday, as well as by appointment. The museum serves as a repository for both Romaniote and Sephardic history, especially on the Lower East Side, and hosts many educational events including lectures, book signings, movie screenings, and concerts.
We are a small but tight-knit community, and we continually open our doors to visitors to provide both a spiritual home as well as a place to learn about Greek Jewish history. The Greek Jewish Block Party is our latest effort to not only preserve our unique culture, but to also celebrate and develop new ways of expressing what it means to be a Romaniote or Sephardic Jew. We welcome all people to come celebrate and share in this journey with us.
We are incredibly grateful for the generous support of the following organizations and individuals
The Greek Jewish Block Party will be located in front of our landmark
synagogue at 280 Broome St between Allen St and Eldridge St on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Sunday August 15, 2021
12pm - 4pm
Subway: Take the F,J,M,Z trains to Delancey St-Essex St or the D train to Grand St.
Bus: M15 Select Bus Service to Hester St or M15 local bus to Delancey St.
Car: Paid parking is available at 59 Allen St and 105 Essex St
Learn more on our Synagogue and Museum website
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