Kehila Kedosha Janina

Kehila Kedosha Janina The Official page of Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum Kehila Kedosha Janina (the Holy Congregation of Janina) is the only Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere.

Romaniote Jews are a unique community of Jewish people whose history in Greece dates back over two thousand years to the time of the Roman Empire. 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 f

Romaniote Jews are a unique community of Jewish people whose history in Greece dates back over two thousand years to the time of the Roman Empire. 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 f

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Shabbat Shalom and Moadim LeSimha! Join us tomorrow morning for Shabbat and Sukkoth Hol HaMoed services and help us cont...
09/24/2021

Shabbat Shalom and Moadim LeSimha! Join us tomorrow morning for Shabbat and Sukkoth Hol HaMoed services and help us continue our Romaniote heritage. A traditional Greek Jewish lunch will be served afterwards with kiddush in our communal Sukkah! Please RSVP to [email protected]

Shabbat Shalom and Moadim LeSimha! Join us tomorrow morning for Shabbat and Sukkoth Hol HaMoed services and help us continue our Romaniote heritage. A traditional Greek Jewish lunch will be served afterwards with kiddush in our communal Sukkah! Please RSVP to [email protected]

Our Museum Director, Marcia Haddad-Ikonomopoulos, will be joining Moses Eliasaf (President of the Jewish Community of Io...
09/23/2021

Our Museum Director, Marcia Haddad-Ikonomopoulos, will be joining Moses Eliasaf (President of the Jewish Community of Ioannina and Mayor of the City of Ioannina) and Zanet Battino (Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Greece in Athens) for a special panel discussion on Romaniote Jews on Zoom on October 1 at 10am ET.

The Zoom link is: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gINcHNtNTyGb0c3n9_kMoQ

Our Museum Director, Marcia Haddad-Ikonomopoulos, will be joining Moses Eliasaf (President of the Jewish Community of Ioannina and Mayor of the City of Ioannina) and Zanet Battino (Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Greece in Athens) for a special panel discussion on Romaniote Jews on Zoom on October 1 at 10am ET.

The Zoom link is: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gINcHNtNTyGb0c3n9_kMoQ

We pray that we are all inscribed and sealed in the book of life for the year ahead. We wish everyone a year full of hap...
09/13/2021

We pray that we are all inscribed and sealed in the book of life for the year ahead. We wish everyone a year full of happiness, health, success, and peace.

We still have seats available for Yom Kippur services, and we would love to have you join us. Help us ensure we have a minyan for the five special services on Yom Kippur. We need each of you to help us maintain our Romaniote traditions. Your presence during holiday services helps us ensure we continue our heritage for future generations.

Please RSVP for services to [email protected]. Masks will be required for all people.

View our full holiday schedule here: https://tinyurl.com/kkjholidays
Our seats are free and our hearts are open to welcome you.

We pray that we are all inscribed and sealed in the book of life for the year ahead. We wish everyone a year full of happiness, health, success, and peace.

We still have seats available for Yom Kippur services, and we would love to have you join us. Help us ensure we have a minyan for the five special services on Yom Kippur. We need each of you to help us maintain our Romaniote traditions. Your presence during holiday services helps us ensure we continue our heritage for future generations.

Please RSVP for services to [email protected]. Masks will be required for all people.

View our full holiday schedule here: https://tinyurl.com/kkjholidays
Our seats are free and our hearts are open to welcome you.

Join us this Saturday night at midnight at the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue for special Community-wide Selihot services in ...
09/10/2021

Join us this Saturday night at midnight at the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue for special Community-wide Selihot services in partnership with other Manhattan synagogues!

Edmond J. Safra Synagogue of NYC Cong Magen David Manhattan Manhattan Sephardic Congregation

Join us this Saturday night at midnight at the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue for special Community-wide Selihot services in partnership with other Manhattan synagogues!

Edmond J. Safra Synagogue of NYC Cong Magen David Manhattan Manhattan Sephardic Congregation

Join us this Saturday morning for services on Shabbat Teshuvah. Please RSVP to Amarcus@kkjsm.org We are now in the perio...
09/09/2021

Join us this Saturday morning for services on Shabbat Teshuvah. Please RSVP to [email protected]

We are now in the period known as the 10 Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This season of Teshuvah and Kapparah - repentance and atonement - provides us with a special challenge and opportunity. We are granted a yearly period of time for intense evaluation of our lives. This period should serve as a springboard to deeper understanding and personal growth. Learn more from Rabbi Marc Angel about the meaning of this special season here:
https://www.jewishideas.org/article/thoughts-shabbat-teshuvah-and-yom-kippur

Join us this Saturday morning for services on Shabbat Teshuvah. Please RSVP to [email protected]

We are now in the period known as the 10 Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This season of Teshuvah and Kapparah - repentance and atonement - provides us with a special challenge and opportunity. We are granted a yearly period of time for intense evaluation of our lives. This period should serve as a springboard to deeper understanding and personal growth. Learn more from Rabbi Marc Angel about the meaning of this special season here:
https://www.jewishideas.org/article/thoughts-shabbat-teshuvah-and-yom-kippur

We are proud to offer two new cookbooks, one on Lebanese cooking and one on Persian cooking. As always, they can be orde...
09/09/2021

We are proud to offer two new cookbooks, one on Lebanese cooking and one on Persian cooking. As always, they can be ordered on line on our website (www.kkjsm.org). If you would like a list of all the cookbooks we offer, email us at [email protected]

MY LEBANESE COOKBOOK
$25 PLUS P&H

Explore Lebanese cuisine and culture with classic recipes
With a focus on fresh produce, whole grains, and aromatic herbs and spices, Lebanese cooking makes any meal a delicious, family-friendly feast. This approachable Lebanese cookbook uses regional recipes and flavors to introduce the heritage and cooking traditions of the vibrant, diverse country.
What sets My Lebanese Cookbook apart:
Introduction to Lebanese cuisine―Discover the customs at the heart of Lebanese cooking through a glossary of Arabic terminology, essential spices and ingredients of the mouneh (the Lebanese pantry), and serving traditions like mezze (a course of small-plates).
More than 80 traditional recipes―Mediterranean favorites include Baba Ghanoush, Falafel, Lamb Kebabs, Baked Kafta in Tahini, Zucchini and Chickpea Stew, and of course, Baklava for dessert.
Eat the Lebanese way―This indispensable cookbook provides specially tailored menus and meal pairings for holidays and sit-down dinners with tips to make entertaining easier.
Set the table, gather the family, and serve up authentic Lebanese fare with help from My Lebanese Cookbook.

THE ENCHANTINGLY EASY PERSIAN COOKBOOK
$25 PLUS $5 P&H

From the kitchens of Persian families to your dining table, with The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook you’ll enjoy easy-to-follow recipes that achieve the vibrant flavors of authentic Persian cuisine.

Yogurt, eggplant, lamb kebabs, saffron rice―if you have ever dined in a Persian restaurant then you know how rich, tantalizing, and satisfying Persian cuisine is. Yet many assume that making favorites, like Pomegranate and Walnut Stew or Saffron Syrup Cake, is too difficult to do at home.

Shadi Hasanzade Nemati grew up in the kitchen of her Persian mother and can still remember being mesmerized by the sweet aromas of saffron and cinnamon. Inspired by her family’s heirloom recipes, Shadi has created a collection of simple, straightforward takes on authentic Persian favorites that are accessible enough for beginners, yet still fun for more seasoned cooks.

The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook brings the savory comforts and mystical essence of Persian home cooking to your dining table. The step-by-step instructions in this Persian cookbook make it easier than ever to create classic Persian mainstays in your own home.

In this uniquely simple Persian cookbook, you’ll find:

100 recipes specifically designed to make Persian cooking fun and stress-free for beginners

A handy how-to guide for preparing basic Persian ingredients―such as de-seeding pomegranates, making saffron-water, drying limes, and storing fresh herbs

Practical grocery shopping recommendations for Persian pantry staples like cardamom and sumac, plus useful photos for identifying unique ingredients such as ghee and clotted cream

Helpful labels that indicate each recipe’s level of difficulty, plus “worth the wait” labels for dishes that require more time

Tried-and-true tips and tricks to make Persian cooking easier and more successful

Memory sidebars that accompany especially treasured recipes, describing Shadi’s most cherished recollection connected to that dish
With the ease and simplicity of The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook you’ll have more fun (and less stress) as you find the magic in new Persian fare, and rediscover the enchantment of recipes you already love.

In case you haven't already done so, please RSVP for upcoming Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services by emailing amarcus@...
09/05/2021

In case you haven't already done so, please RSVP for upcoming Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services by emailing [email protected]. View our full holiday schedule here: https://tinyurl.com/kkjholidays
Shana Tova Χρόνια Πολλά Anyos Munchos i Buenos

In case you haven't already done so, please RSVP for upcoming Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services by emailing [email protected]. View our full holiday schedule here: https://tinyurl.com/kkjholidays
Shana Tova Χρόνια Πολλά Anyos Munchos i Buenos

Join The Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America tomorrow at 12pm ET for a special presentation by Dr. Leon Saltiel on h...
08/31/2021

Join The Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America tomorrow at 12pm ET for a special presentation by Dr. Leon Saltiel on his new book highlighting the experiences of three Jewish mothers from Thessaloniki during WWII. Register here: tinyurl.com/sephardicbook

Join The Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America tomorrow at 12pm ET for a special presentation by Dr. Leon Saltiel on his new book highlighting the experiences of three Jewish mothers from Thessaloniki during WWII. Register here: tinyurl.com/sephardicbook

08/30/2021
Et Shaare Ratzon - Rosh Hashanah Piyut

With Rosh Hashanah one week away, we look forward to chanting our beautiful Romaniote liturgy. This song, Et Shaare Ratzon, asks God to recall the merit of our forefather Avraham and show His favor on us - to forgive our misdeeds and grant us a new year in health and peace.

Just in time for Rosh HaShanah
08/27/2021

Just in time for Rosh HaShanah

Just in time for Rosh HaShanah

Photos from Kehila Kedosha Janina's post
08/25/2021

Photos from Kehila Kedosha Janina's post

As we continue our Romaniote traditions, we invite you to email names for memorial prayers to Museum@kkjsm.org to be rec...
08/24/2021

As we continue our Romaniote traditions, we invite you to email names for memorial prayers to [email protected] to be recited during the Kal Nidre Yom Kippur Evening service. It is customary to make a donation in memory of those dearly departed. Donations can be made on our website www.kkjsm.org

As we continue our Romaniote traditions, we invite you to email names for memorial prayers to [email protected] to be recited during the Kal Nidre Yom Kippur Evening service. It is customary to make a donation in memory of those dearly departed. Donations can be made on our website www.kkjsm.org

08/23/2021
Avinu Malkenu - Rosh Hashanah Prayer

As we approach the High Holidays, we remember our beautiful Romaniote liturgy. One prayer we chant during this time is Avinu Malkenu - Our Father, Our King.

Listen to a clip of Avinu Malkenu chanted in the traditional Romaniote melody by Hy Genee of Blessed Memory. The translation follows:

Avinu Malkenu - Our Father, Our King
Our Father, our King, hear our voice, spare us and have compassion upon us.
Our Father, our King, do so for Your sake if not for ours.
Our Father, our King, accept our prayer with compassion and favor.
Our Father, our King, do not turn us away empty-handed from You.

Our Greek Jewish Block Party was a great success! Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our incredible communi...
08/19/2021

Our Greek Jewish Block Party was a great success! Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our incredible community with amazing music, food, dancing, and more. We should all take pride in our beautiful heritage and hopefully have many more celebrations together! Check out some of these highlight photos with more to come soon!

#GreekJewishFestival #GreekJews #Romaniote #Sephardic #lowereastside

Join us for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services to celebrate the new year. We need each of you to help us maintain our...
08/18/2021

Join us for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services to celebrate the new year. We need each of you to help us maintain our traditions. Your presence during holiday services helps us ensure we continue our Romaniote heritage for future generations.

Please RSVP for services to [email protected]. Masks will be required for unvaccinated people. View our full holiday schedule here: https://tinyurl.com/kkjholidays

Join us for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services to celebrate the new year. We need each of you to help us maintain our traditions. Your presence during holiday services helps us ensure we continue our Romaniote heritage for future generations.

Please RSVP for services to [email protected]. Masks will be required for unvaccinated people. View our full holiday schedule here: https://tinyurl.com/kkjholidays

08/15/2021

Party still going strong at our #GreekJewish Block Party!

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Good morning from the Lower East Side! Our volunteers are up bright and early to get us ready for today’s Greek Jewish B...
08/15/2021

Good morning from the Lower East Side! Our volunteers are up bright and early to get us ready for today’s Greek Jewish Block Party from 12-4pm. We hope to see you here soon!

Good morning from the Lower East Side! Our volunteers are up bright and early to get us ready for today’s Greek Jewish Block Party from 12-4pm. We hope to see you here soon!

Shabbat Shalom! Join us tomorrow morning at 10am for Shabbat morning services, and join us Sunday at 12pm for our Greek ...
08/13/2021

Shabbat Shalom! Join us tomorrow morning at 10am for Shabbat morning services, and join us Sunday at 12pm for our Greek Jewish Block Party! שבת שלום
Σαμπατ Σαλομ σε όλους!

Shabbat Shalom! Join us tomorrow morning at 10am for Shabbat morning services, and join us Sunday at 12pm for our Greek Jewish Block Party! שבת שלום
Σαμπατ Σαλομ σε όλους!

"Two decades after its rededication, Etz Hayyim has once again become a fixture in the religious and socio-cultural life...
08/12/2021
Ancient Greek synagogue resurrected in Crete

"Two decades after its rededication, Etz Hayyim has once again become a fixture in the religious and socio-cultural life of Hania as a place of prayer, study, recollection and reconciliation."

Συναγωγή Ετς Χαγίμ/Synagogue Etz Hayyim #Romaniote #GreekJews

After decades in ruins, Nikos Stavroulakis set out to revitalize Jewish life on the Greek island of Crete.

Who’s excited for some delicious Borekas, Spanakopita, Baklava, and more? We’re going to have a delicious menu of Kosher...
08/12/2021

Who’s excited for some delicious Borekas, Spanakopita, Baklava, and more? We’re going to have a delicious menu of Kosher Greek Jewish foods at this Sunday’s Greek Jewish Block Party!

Who’s excited for some delicious Borekas, Spanakopita, Baklava, and more? We’re going to have a delicious menu of Kosher Greek Jewish foods at this Sunday’s Greek Jewish Block Party!

4 days to go! We are thrilled to welcome the Holy Trinity New Rochelle Dance Troupe in partnership with our dear friends...
08/11/2021

4 days to go! We are thrilled to welcome the Holy Trinity New Rochelle Dance Troupe in partnership with our dear friends at The Treasury, NYC for a special Greek dance performance at our Block Party! Their authentic outfits, dance steps, and passion for Greek heritage will surely be a highlight!

#GreekDance #Romaniote #Sephardic #GreekJews #DanceNYC #NYCDance

4 days to go! We are thrilled to welcome the Holy Trinity New Rochelle Dance Troupe in partnership with our dear friends at The Treasury, NYC for a special Greek dance performance at our Block Party! Their authentic outfits, dance steps, and passion for Greek heritage will surely be a highlight!

#GreekDance #Romaniote #Sephardic #GreekJews #DanceNYC #NYCDance

5 Days until our Greek Jewish Block Party! We are always proud to welcome back our native son Avram Pengas with the Noga...
08/10/2021

5 Days until our Greek Jewish Block Party! We are always proud to welcome back our native son Avram Pengas with the Noga Group for their amazing Greek, Israeli, and Sephardic music! Born in Greece, Avram continues his family's #Romaniote and #Sephardic heritage as a master bouzouki and guitar player. Don't miss their performance that will surely bring everyone up to dance!

The Noga Group will feature Avram Pengas, Nick Mandoukos, Elysa Sunshine, George Stathos, Seido Salifoski, and Moshe Katzburg.

5 Days until our Greek Jewish Block Party! We are always proud to welcome back our native son Avram Pengas with the Noga Group for their amazing Greek, Israeli, and Sephardic music! Born in Greece, Avram continues his family's #Romaniote and #Sephardic heritage as a master bouzouki and guitar player. Don't miss their performance that will surely bring everyone up to dance!

The Noga Group will feature Avram Pengas, Nick Mandoukos, Elysa Sunshine, George Stathos, Seido Salifoski, and Moshe Katzburg.

We join the Central Board of Jewish Communities of Greece (KIS) in voicing “outrage and resentment” at the desecration o...
08/06/2021

We join the Central Board of Jewish Communities of Greece (KIS) in voicing “outrage and resentment” at the desecration of a tomb in the Jewish cemetery of Ioannina. The tomb was found on Thursday with the covering slab removed and smashed marble strewn around it. “We strongly condemn this shameful act of sacrilege which indicates that the hatred of the perpetrators leads to villainous manifestations of violence and fanaticism,” the Central Board said in an statement.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/greek-jewish-community-body-deplores-cemetery-desecration/2021/08/06/d6956a94-f6bf-11eb-a636-18cac59a98dc_story.html

We join the Central Board of Jewish Communities of Greece (KIS) in voicing “outrage and resentment” at the desecration of a tomb in the Jewish cemetery of Ioannina. The tomb was found on Thursday with the covering slab removed and smashed marble strewn around it. “We strongly condemn this shameful act of sacrilege which indicates that the hatred of the perpetrators leads to villainous manifestations of violence and fanaticism,” the Central Board said in an statement.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/greek-jewish-community-body-deplores-cemetery-desecration/2021/08/06/d6956a94-f6bf-11eb-a636-18cac59a98dc_story.html

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Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

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Torah Scrolls more than 800 years old are preserved in the ancient Romaniote Synagogue in Ioaninna. Shana Tova and Gmar Chatima Tova from Greece 🙌 💞 @chabadsalonika
The Romaniote Synagogue in Ioanina is prepared for Yom Kippur by Rabbi Kaplan of Thessaloniki with Chaim, and psalm is sung in honor and remembrance of the souls of the holy congregation that perished in the Holocaust al Kiddush Hashem. Chaim is himself a Holocaust survivor from Iioninna and offers wonderful Jewish Tours in Greece. Torah Scrolls more than 800 years old are preserved in the Synagogue. @chabadsalonika
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THANK YOU ANDREW MARCUS!!!!
A Greek Jew veterinarian from Thessaloniki is the head of Pfizer who is working on a vaccine for Covid-19
I am looking for anyone named ATTAS. originating from IOANNINA. And the great grandfather was called Eliya. Please.....anyone?
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