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.
Analysis of a Book with Yasemin Sungur activity is taking place in the museum.
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.
European Day of Jewish Culture was celebrated with an intense participation in The Jewish Museum of Turkey and Neve Shalom premises.
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.
PRESENTATION OF JEWISH MUSEUM OF TURKEY IN DANISH JEWISH MUSEUM DURING ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN JEWISH MUSEUMS MEETING
Nisya İşman Allovi, the museum curator, made a presentation about the new premises and the collection of our museum.
Jewish Heritage Tours in Galata is planned to take place once a month assisted by a proffesional Tour Guide.
We hosted the Istanbul Chamber of Tour Guides at the museum.
A feasibility study was made on creating a Jewish Museum at the El Griba Synagogue, on the Cerbe island. El Griba Synagogue has the distinction of being the oldest synagogue on the African continent.
The opening ceremony was held of the midrash named after the Yıldız & Isak Baler couple.
The 90th birthday celebration of painter and poet Habib Gerez was held and the exhibit featuring his paintings was toured.
Chief Rabbi Ishak Haleva toured the museum with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and the Honorable Patrick Bartholomeos, together with other bishops that accompanied them.