Kehila Kedosha Janina

The Annual Greek Jewish Festival Returns to Broome Street May 19

Posted May 7, 2019 at 5:09 am

The date is now set for the fifth annual Greek Jewish Festival celebration, commemorating Greek Jewish culture on the Lower East Side. It’s scheduled for Sunday, May 19. Kehilia Kedosha Janina, the Broome Street institution behind the festivities, expects attendance to exceed last year’s crowd of more than 8,000 people. And, as in years past, […]

Fourth Annual Greek Jewish Festival Sets the Date

Posted April 4, 2018 at 5:05 am

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, […]

Celebrating 50 Years of ‘A.N. Headwear’ on Orchard Street

Posted October 19, 2017 at 5:14 am

A.N. Headwear is throwing its hat into the art exhibit ring. Longtime Greek Jewish community member, Aris Negrin, has peddled hats for fifty years on upper Orchard Street. At the same address, in fact – 145 Orchard. He initially amassed his collection from hat warehouses or hat stores, being particularly drawn to pieces that people brushed […]

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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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