25 participants from 17 countries who attended The University of Washington's Getty Summer Programme have been presented a lecture by Naim Güleryüz on the issue of "500. Years of Togetherness".
An exhibition of 40 photos, entitled "Glimpses of Jewish Life in the Ottoman-Turkish Society" curated by Naim Güleryüz, was opened by Recep Tayyip Erdoðan , Prime Minister of Turkey and Rene van der Linden, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
Paper Clips, is the moving and inspiring documentary film that captures how the students of Whitwell Middle School (Tennessee, USA) responded to lessons about the Holocaust-with a promise to honor every lost soul by collecting one paper clip for each individual exterminated by the Nazis. http://www.paperclipsmovie.com/
A training afternoon for professional guides, members of the ARED Association of Ankara Guides was organized.
Members of Edirne originated Behmuaras-Behmoiras families from around the globe, from USA and Brazil to Australia, gathered in Istanbul for a worldwide family meeting.
A short film by Eyten Ipekel, Dantelaci "The Lace seller" was shown throughout the day, as part of the program of the European Day of Jewish Culture.
During the Camondo Commemoration Week a plaque in Turkish and English, stating the name of Camondo Family, has been unveiled by Ahmet Misbah Demircan, Mayor of Beyoglu, at the Stairs the family constructed at the end of 19th century.
A Photo exhibition relating to the saga of the Camondo Family was opened at the Jewish Museum by Ahmet Misbah Demircan, Mayor of Beyoglu.
A training afternoon for 45 professional guides, members of the IRO Istanbul Chamber of Guides was organized.
The manuscript by Rav Raphael Saban, former Chief Rabbi of Turkey (1953-1960), referring to his work "Sources of Rashi’s Interpretations of the Torah" was donated to the Museum by his grandson the lawyer Rýfat Saban, who sponsored its printing as a book.
A 96-page color album in Turkish and English, edited by Naim Güleryüz, project coordinator and curator of the Museum, was published.