Fourth Annual Greek Jewish Festival Sets the Date

Posted on: April 4th, 2018 at 5:05 am by

May 2016

The date is now set for the fourth annual celebration of Greek Jewish culture on the Lower East Side, the Greek Jewish Festival. It’s scheduled for Sunday, May 6.

Kehilia Kedosha Janina, the Broome Street institution behind the festivities, expects attendance to exceed last year’s crowd of more than 8,000 people. As in years past, the festival will take place outside the landmarked synagogue on Broome Street, just west of Allen.

The list of partners grows each year – there are more than thirty community sponsors – this time around covering half the flyer.

The annual Greek Jewish Festival was founded in May 2015 by synagogue leadership as an “effort of KKJ to share the culture and traditions of this community in a major public way.”

“The Greek Jewish Festival has become one of our most successful ventures to date,” said Marcia Haddad Ikonomopoulos, Museum Director of KKJ. “I have seen the Festival act as an in-gathering of our community. Greek Jews have come from all over the country to eat our traditional foods, dance to Greek music on the streets of the Lower East Side in front of the tenements where our families once resided, and to remember what makes us so special.”

The Greek Jewish Festival is on May 6, noon – 6pm.

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