The 7th Annual Greek Jewish Festival returns to 280 Broome St., between Allen and Eldridge Streets, this Sunday, May 15, 2022, from 12pm – 6pm. They have a fun lineup of live performances, lots of dancing, kids activities, craft vendors and tasty treats (kosher Greek foods and pastries), all celebrating the unique Romaniote and Sephardic heritage of the Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue and museum. It’s a nice opportunity to take a tour of the historic building, as well.
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. Learn more here.