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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Kehila Kedosha Janina

Kehila Kedosha Janina Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Kehila Kedosha Janina Marker
Inscription. 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.
Location. 40° 43.11′ N, 73° 59.473′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 97 Orchard Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bowery Savings Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eldridge Street Synagogue (approx. 0.3 miles away); Black Horse Inn
Kehila Kedosha Janina image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Kehila Kedosha Janina
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Justus H. Schwab, 1847-1900 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Play Street - Little Italy (approx. 0.4 miles away); New York City Marble Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Neighborhood - Little Italy (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
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