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SUNDAY MAY 19, 2019

12PM - 6PM

 

280 BROOME ST

BETWEEN ALLEN ST AND ELDRIDGE ST

LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC

THE ONLY FESTIVAL OF ITS KIND

IN THE WORLD!

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DELICIOUS FOOD
LIVE MUSIC
KIDS ACTIVITIES
 

- 2019 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE - 

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Stavros Theodorou Orchestra

Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey

Noga Group featuring Avram Pengas

Hillary Coniglio Lit

Scott Wilson & Efendi

Axion Estin Panegyris

OUR FESTIVAL

Join the Greek Jewish Festival 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, an outdoor marketplace full of vendors, arts and educational activities for kids, and much more!

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. This Greek Jewish Festival 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.  

SYNAGOGUE TOURS
DANCING
VENDORS & GIFTS

We are incredibly grateful for the generous support of the following organizations and individuals

- FESTIVAL SPONSORS -

Joel & Laurel

Marcus

Ike, Molly, & Steven

Elias Foundation

Isaac Alhadeff 

Foundation

The Maurice & Lena Family Foundation

Norris & Judith

Wolff

Marla & Marty

Genee & Family

Amelia & Richard

A. Bernstein

Mitrani Family

Foundation

David & Gail Baruch

The Sephardic Temple of Cedarhurst

Congregation Ezra Bessaroth 

Spain/Portugal Letter

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Etz Chaim Sephardic

Congregation

of Indianapolis

Chesed v'Emeth

Kastoryalis

Association of

Friends of

Greek Jewry

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Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture

Sisterhood

of Janina

Sephardic

Jewish Center

of Forest Hills

United Brotherhood

Good Hope

Society of Janina

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Gino & Clarice

Nahum Charitable

Trust

Sephardic

Jewish Center

of Canarsie

Delta Realty Group

Omega Realty Group

The Sterling Group 

James

Goldman

Sanford & Rhona

Schneiderman

Hy

Eliasof

GGG Realty

East Village Realty

174 Orchard Realty

Axion Estin Foundation’s Panegyris programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

- COMMUNITY PARTNERS -

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Saint Barbara Greek

Orthodox Church

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PRESS COVERAGE

The Greek Jewish Festival 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 May 19, 2019

12pm - 6pm

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