Roza Eskenazi sang songs and lived life with passion, fire and love.


Jewish Costumes in the Ottoman Empire exhibition is hosted by the Jewish Museum in Karaköy. Silvyo Ovadya; the curator of the exhibition and the famous designer Cemil Ipekci made the opening speeches. More than 65 illistruations and a few costumes were displayed from the Byzantium and Ottoman periods.

THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL LADINO DAY IS CELEBRATED IN THE MUSEUMThe first International Ladino Day is celebrated in the museum.

PRESENTATION OF A NEW BOOKOn February 9th Sunday, we hosted Rifat Bali at our Museum for the presentation of his new book "A forgotten intellectual and an expert lawyer Gad Franko".

FESTIVAL IN USAThe Quincentennial Foudation represented by our Museum Manager Nisya Isman Allovi participated in "The Anatolian Cultural and Food Festival" which took place in Los Angeles,USA from October 6th to October 9th.

CONCERT OF DUNYA GROUPOne of the most unique cultural heritages of the Ottoman Empire is the “Jewish Maftirim Chorus” who had been directly influenced by the Mevlevi’s and Bektashi’s sect music.

Huizinga Instituut PhD Course "Istanbul, city of contrasts.Culturel transfer between Europe and Turkey" attenders visited the Museum on June 2, 2010 and met with the President of The Quincentennial Foundation Naim A. Guleryuz.

JAK KAMHİ ONURLANDIRMA GECESİ25 Mayıs 2010 günü, Vakfın 1989-2008 dönemi Kurucu Başkanı ve halen Onursal Başkanı Jak Kamhi'nin adı Müze Ana Holü’ne verilerek duvara çakılan kristal bir plaketle ebedileştirildi.

SEMA, THE DANCE OF WHIRLING DERVISHESOn 23 May 2010, Museum had the opening of a photo exhibition called "Sema,the "dance" of Whirling Dervishes" by Rozita Kandiyoti. Exhibition will be open till 20th of July.

ADALAR KULTUR DERNEGI (CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS OF THE ISLANDS)Adalar Kultur Dernegi visited the museum In 17 January 2010. Our curator gave a briefing about the Jewish life in Turkey. The group tasted Sepharadic food.

The Europen Day of Jewish Culture is celebrated every year in more than 30 countries all over Europe on the first Sunday of September. The aim of this organisation is to introduce Jewish Culture and heritage.