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ב''ה

PRESENTS THE

GREEK JEWISH
BLOCK PARTY

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 15, 2021

12PM - 4PM

 

280 BROOME ST

BETWEEN ALLEN ST AND ELDRIDGE ST

LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC

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DELICIOUS
FOOD
LIVE
MUSIC
GREEK
DANCING
KIDS
ACTIVITIES

- 2021 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE - 

12pm     

1pm

3pm             

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.

OUR COMMUNITY

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

- SPONSORS -

Norris & Judith

Wolff

Ike, Molly, & Steven

Elias Foundation

Joel & Laurel

Marcus

The Maurice & Lena Russo Family Foundation

Amelia & Richard

A. Bernstein

Association of Friends of Greek Jewry

Sisterhood

of Janina

Eliasof Family

David & Gail Baruch

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- COMMUNITY PARTNERS -

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Saint Barbara Greek

Orthodox Church

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Sephardic Jewish Center of Canarsie

The Sephardic Temple of Cedarhurst

Sephardic Jewish Center of Forest Hills

Chesed v'Emeth Kastoryalis

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PRESS COVERAGE

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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

Transportation

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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