Kehila Kedosha Janina (the Holy Community of Janina) is the only Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Romaniote Jews are a unique community of Jewish people whose history in Greece dates back over two thousand three hundred years to the time of Alexander the Great. The Romaniotes are historically distinct from the Sephardim, who settled in Greece after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. For the past 90 years, KKJ has served the Romaniote community on the Lower East Side and, after the closing of nearby Sephardic synagogues, many of the remaining neighborhood Sephardim. In 1997, a museum was created in the women’s gallery to tell the story of this distinct community to a world that knew so little about them. This private guided tour, led by the Museum Director, includes short film viewing, a tour of the synagogue and museum, and a traditional Greek-Jewish kosher lunch.