Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue & Museum

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Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue & Museum information

Location
New York City , USA
Address
280 Broome St
at Allen St
Telephone
+1 212 431 1619
Getting there
Subway: F, J/M/Z to Delancey-Essex Sts
More information
www.kkjsm.org
Opening hours
11am-4pm Sun, service 9am Sat
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This small synagogue is home to an obscure branch of Judaism, the Romaniotes, whose ancestors were slaves sent to Rome by ship but rerouted to Greece by a storm. This is their only synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, and includes a small museum bearing artifacts such as hand-painted birth certificates, an art gallery, a Holocaust memorial for Greek Jews and costumes from Janina, the Romaniote capital of Greece.