Channel Thirteen on Kehila Kedosha Janina [Video]

Posted on: November 17th, 2010 at 6:21 am by

In the latest installment of Channel Thirteen’s video series, The City Concealed, the media company focuses on Kehila Kedosha Janina at 280 Broome Street (corner of Allen). The Romaniote synagogue is the last of its kind in the whole Western Hemisphere.

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Built in 1927, the congregation catered to a small minority of Greek Jews which had settled the neighborhood twenty years earlier. In the years following World War II, however, membership gradually dwindled.  The Kehila was eventually designated a city landmark in 2004, and remains active during Sabbath and High Holidays.

Here is more info on The City Concealed, per press release:

The City Concealed video series explores historical locations around New York City that are either off-limits to the general public, or are otherwise difficult or impossible to see. The City Concealed, now in its third season, is part of THIRTEEN.ORG’s original online video offerings for New Yorkers.

Destinations of the nine upcoming episodes include New York’s last Greek Synagogue in the LES; the decommissioned Ridgewood Reservoir; the abandoned Ft. Tilden in The Rockaways; the closed-off High Bridge, plus a few more.

THIRTEEN is owned by the New York public media company WNET.ORG.

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