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Turkey

Hemdat Israel synagogue flourishes with historic preservation project

The Hemdat Israel Synagogue located in the Kadiköy neighbourhood of Istanbul is uncovering the footsteps of history with a wonderful project.

Opening Ceremony of Izmir Jewish Heritage Project

The opening ceremony of the Izmir Jewish Heritage Project run by the Izmir Jewish Community Foundation and the Kentimiz Izmir (Our City Izmir) Association, took place on June 22nd.

Turkish Jewish Youth create an online museum to commemorate Holocaust victims

“Alef Youth”, one of the youth clubs of the Turkish Jewish community, created, ahead of Yom HaShoah, an online museum to increase awareness on the Holocaust. 

An abandoned Synagogue’s gate in Istanbul was set on fire

The gate of the historical Kasturya Synagogue, located in the Ayvansaray district in Istanbul, has been set on fire by unidentified people.

Izmir Jewish Heritage Project kicks off

The Izmir Jewish Heritage Project, developed by the Izmir Jewish Community Foundation to preserve the Jewish heritage among Izmir´s cultural prosperity, has started its activities.

Turkish Jewish community commemorates Struma disaster

Members of Turkey’s Jewish community and local authorities held an event in Istanbul commemorating the 79th anniversary of the 1942 Struma disaster in which 768 Jews, including 103 children, died.

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