We wish Rosh Hashanah to bring health, happiness and blessings to you and your family.
On the feast days of Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and Yom Kippur (Atonement), male Jews (congregation members participating in prayer) were given cards that determined which seat they would sit in.
This synagogue card in the museum archive is ticket number 529, printed by Tofre Begodim (Schneidertempel) in 5721 (1961). The stamp belonging to Tofre Begodim can be seen on the back of the ticket. On this printed cardboard, "para ombres" (for men) is written in Judeo Spanish.
Due to the higher population in the 1960s, there was a need...
17th Istanbul Biennial Parallel Event
At the Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews
As a parallel event to the 17th Istanbul Biennial, the Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews brings together archeology and history professionals and enthusiasts with an exhibition that sheds light on the 2600-year history of Jewish existence in the Anatolian Lands in the light of the information obtained from the archaeological excavations in our country. The exhibition, which was opened for a short time at the Zülfaris Synagogue last year, will be reopened at the Neve Şalom Cultural Center, located on the lower floor of our museum, upon popular...
European Day of Jewish Culture has been revised this year as Sunday, November 13.
On the 530th anniversary of the arrival of Sephardic Jews on Ottoman soil, the Three Cultures Foundation and the Yunus Emre Institute in Madrid are presenting a joint exhibition of Turkish Sephardic artists 'Sepharad'. Curated by Terry Catalan, an artist herself, the exhibition in pursuit of a multicultural heritage brings together around thirty Turkish Sephardic artists.
In 2014, the first exhibition was held at the Pere Pruna Center in Barcelona in collaboration with the City Council and the Turkish Consulate General in Barcelona. In 2018, the 'Göke' exhibition was held with Sephardic artists with the invaluable support of London Yunus Emre...
Click here to watch the short documentary “Jewish Identity Engraved on Stones”: