280 Broome Street

The Annual Greek Jewish Festival Returns for 3rd Season this Sunday

Posted May 19, 2017 at 5:14 am

On the occasion of the building’s ninetieth birthday, Kehila Kedosha Janina will again park a party on Broome Street to celebrate Greek Jewish heritage on the Lower East Side. The third annual Greek Jewish Festival, hosted by the tenement synagogue, is slated for this Sunday, May 21 (noon to 6pm). It’s just another event to help celebrate […]

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City Designates ‘Hy Genee Way’ to Honor Leader of LES Jewish Greek Community

Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:11 am

It took more than six months, but the city finally weighed in on the newest Lower East Side street co-naming. “Hy Genee Way” will soon grace the historic, albeit smelly, corner of Allen and Broome Streets. Mayor de Blasio signed the legislation on Wednesday to enact the ceremonial renaming, located outside the Kehila Kedosha Janina synagogue. The […]

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What Life was Like at Broome and Allen During the 1930s [PHOTOS]

Last modified May 19, 2016 at 3:55 pm

With wheels in motion to co-name the corner of Broome and Allen Streets “Hy Genee Way,” and the advent of the second annual Greek Jewish Festival this Sunday, it’s time for an appreciation. An appreciation of the block through the eyes of the Kehila Kedosha Janina – for which Genee was longtime president and local […]

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Kehila Kedosha Janina Sets May 22 for 2nd Annual ‘Greek Jewish Festival’

Posted April 4, 2016 at 10:17 am

The Kehila Kedosha Janina on Broome Street just set the date for its second annual Greek Jewish Festival. Mark the calendars for Sunday, May 22 (12pm-6pm). Hosted by the 89-year-old tenement synagogue – and a bevy of local co-sponsors – the event again promises a celebration of “the unique heritage of this historic community through traditional food, music, and […]

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CB3 Supports Co-Naming Broome Street Block for Former President of Kehila Kedosha Janina

Posted February 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

Forever deemed the smelliest block in all of Manhattan, the northwest corner of Broome and Allen Streets is getting a makeover. In name only. Gears are now in motion to bestow a more palatable designation. One that is way more honorable – street co-naming for a former pillar of the community. That’s right, “Hy Genee […]

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‘Greek Jewish Festival’ to Celebrate Heritage and Community on Broome Street Next Month

Posted April 15, 2015 at 9:31 am

For a neighborhood that figures prominently into the DNA of American Jewry, only pockets of this past remain on the Lower East Side. Yes, there are still a few active synagogues and yeshivas, but Judaica shops and Kosher businesses are pretty much non-existent at this point. So with Lower East Side History Month just two […]

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Kehila Kedosha Janina is Planning a ‘Greek Jewish Festival’ for the Springtime

Posted January 5, 2015 at 5:27 am

There was a time when the neighborhood hosted an annual Lower East Side Jewish Festival on East Broadway, but those days are long gone. Instead we’ve seen the more niche “Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival” the last fourteen years at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Now its brethren up the bend seeks to revive more of […]

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Police on Guard Outside Kehila Kedosha Janina

Last modified April 22, 2013 at 8:37 am

It appears at least one area synagogue is under increased security.

Weekend Edition: November 13

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: Daniela Reinsch]

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Channel Thirteen on Kehila Kedosha Janina [Video]

Posted November 17, 2010 at 6:21 am

In the latest installment of Channel Thirteen’s video series, The City Concealed, the media company focuses on Kehila Kedosha Janina at 280 Broome Street (corner of Allen). The Romaniote synagogue is the last of its kind in the whole Western Hemisphere. Built in 1927, the congregation catered to a small minority of Greek Jews which […]

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