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Bowery in Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Kehila Kedosha Janina

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Photographed By R. C.
1. Kehila Kedosha Janina Marker
Kehila Kedosha Janina was built in 1926–27 by Greek-speaking Jews from Northwestern Greece and is the only Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. The brick-faced facade is embellished with symbolic Hebraic ornaments, including a stone rendition of the ten commandments flanked by lions of Judah and a round stained glass window featuring the Star of David. Restored by architect Leonard Colchamiro, a descendant of one of the original founders, Kehila Kedosha Janina still functions as an active synagogue, perpetuating the distinctive liturgy and traditions of Romaniote Jews.
Erected 2007 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable Buildings.
Location. 40° 43.11′ N, 73° 59.473′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in the Bowery. Marker is on Broome Street west of Allen Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 280 Broome Street, New York NY 10002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. No Gold? No Dinosaurs? No Long Forgotten Tomb? (within shouting distance of this marker); 97 Orchard Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orchard Street (about 400 feet away); B’nai B’rith (approx. 0.2 miles away); University Settlement House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Faerman’s Cash Registers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hi-Tech (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Brown's Body On The Bowery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
Also see . . .  Kehila Kedosha Janina. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 23, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
Kehila Kedosha Janina image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
2. Kehila Kedosha Janina
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2010, by R. C. of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 25, 2010, by R. C. of College Station, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 24, 2023