Kehila Kedosha Janina

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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LES Celebrates the Greek Jewish History of Broome Street with Co-naming of ‘Hy Genee Way’ [PHOTOS]

Posted October 17, 2016 at 5:05 am

What’s often considered the smelliest block in Manhattan now has a more honorable distinction. Yesterday afternoon, relatives, congregants, Councilwoman Margaret Chin, members of Community Board 3, and others assembled at the corner of Broome and Allen to celebrate the official unveiling of “Hy Genee Way” outside Kehila Kedosha Janina. The co-naming ceremony was a festive occasion […]

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Broome Street Block to Become Memorialized as ‘Hy Genee Way’ this Weekend

Last modified October 13, 2016 at 8:41 am

Pushing eighty years on the Lower East Side, another significant milestone for Kehila Kedosha Janina. Indeed, the block of Broome Street on which it sits will henceforth be known as “Hy Genee Way.” Named for the former synagogue president and local businessman, the city approved the co-naming on paper back in August. Its implementation, however, […]

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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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At the 2nd Annual Greek Jewish Festival [RECAP]

Posted May 23, 2016 at 9:26 am

You don’t see it much anymore. Yet, for one afternoon, a festival served as reminder of the area’s once-prevalent Jewish roots. Yesterday afternoon was the second annual Greek Jewish Festival outside the Kehila Kedosha Janina on Broome Street. Some three thousand people packed the narrow block between Allen and Eldridge. Traditional food (burekas, baklava), song, […]

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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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Recap: The Inaugural Greek Jewish Festival on Broome Street [PHOTOS]

Posted June 1, 2015 at 5:19 am

From the 75th anniversary block party for the Essex Street Market to the Ideas City Festival on the Bowery, it was a weekend of festivals. Kehila Kedosha Janina yesterday organized an event that appeared more diverse than its nearby competition. The first annual Greek Jewish Festival, held on a melting pot of a block. In fact, the […]

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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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