The events which were open to public included music concerts, interviews, book promotions, documentary screenings, exhibitions and a theatrical representation of a Jewish wedding at the Neve Shalom Synagogue.
Within the context of the 15th Istanbul Biennial "Neighbors", a mixed photo exhibition called "One Heart One Soul" , organized by The Quincentennial Foundation Museum Of Turkish Jews met with art lovers.
The most distinguished works of Abdulkadir Karatas, Nikolaos Manginas, Alberto Modiano, Jil Pardo, Emine Ülkerim, Kemal Eskenazi, Hakan Circir, Rubi Asa, Mıgırdıç Arzivyan, Berge Arabian and Bilal Akar, the photos they've taken on the neighbor relations in Istanbul met their visitors. In the exhibition where Ovadya worked as Project Advisor, Dalia Maya became Project Coordinator. While Hakan Circır undertook the design of the booklet that depicts the exhibition he made on the editorial board of Onur Caymaz, he made the printing of the Etika plant and left it for future generations as a gift. Works are exhibited in 7 chapters under Nostalgia, Traditional Neighborhood, Cultural Sharing, Transfiguration-Lost Values, Transformation-Lost Neighborhood, Solidarity and Hope Title.
In the Caddebostan Kültür Merkezi, between 16th-23th of March, Çanakkale Wars, World War I and the Ottoman Jews Exhibition was displayed. Mayor of Kadıköy Aykurt Nuhoğlu, Deputy Mayor Uygur Çakmak and the Chief Rabbi Rav İzak Haleva were present in the opening ceremony.
We celebrated the 3rd day of Hannukah (Feast Of Lights) on 27 December Tuesday evening.
On the 3rd day of Hannukah, with the participation of The Mayor of Beyoglu Mr.Ahmet Misbah Demircan, Chief Rabi İzak Haleva and Manager of Culture of the city of Istanbul Mr.Nedret Apaydın, we lit the candles in Neve Shalom Synagogue all together for ‘‘hope’’.
Following the Sabi Şamarya and Bike Öner recital and Cem Kaston singing his self-composed Hebrew songs, the event was closed with lighting the candles with Anoten Prayer.
The first activity ‘’ Analysis of a Book ‘’ with Yasemin Sungur took place on 5 December 2016 and is planned to go on every Monday between 13:00–15:00 hours.
The participants were chatting about the first book chosen for this activity Kürk Mantolu Madonna written by Sabahattin Ali.
We hosted the Travellers Club group members in The Museum's Gerez Cafe on 15 November where they tasted several dishes of Typical Sephardic Kitchen after a tour of the museum itself.
Concerts, conference about The Lost Languages by Mario Levi, and Anna Eskenazi took place, the documentary film Las Ultimas Palavras and From Yesterday to Today The Izmir Sefarad Wedding was shown. Come Let's Meet activity gave the possibility to ask all the questions one wanted to know about the Jewish Life and Culture.
Nisya İşman Allovi, the museum curator, made a presentation about the new premises and the collection of our museum.