JEWISH HERITAGE TURKEY
Other Jewish Sites
Balat Musevi Hastanesi Or Ahayim Jewish Hospital in Balat , the quarter in which Jews were settled after their expulsion from Spain, enlarging a community which had lived here since Byzantine times Karatas Hastanesi called also "Yahudi Hastanesi" (Jewish Hospital) owned and operated by a Jewish foundation, are still operating. Moris Sinasi Cocuk Hastanesi Moris Sinasi Children’s Hospital : Is in Manisa near to Izmir. The hospital’s founder Moris Sinasi was born in Manisa in 1855 ; left for Egypt, takes a job with a tobacco exporting firm , went to United States ln 1890 where his prosperity increased. Back to to the Ottoman Empire in 1903 to marry a lady from Salonica. Moris Sinasi died in 1929. Three years later, his wife traveled to Manisa to establish the hospital which bears his name, and which was his gift to his native city
THE CAMONDO STAIRS (KAMONDO MERDIVENLERI) - ISTANBUL
Located in Galata neigbourhood as a public service project , donated by the wealthy Jewish family Camondo. The stairs are very special due to their hexagonal shape , shich it is said was arranged so that if a child would slip while climbing down, the other bevel would prevent him /her from falling ; stairs were built to help Camondo’s children to reach the school and to cut down the family way to the Bankalar Caddesi(The legendary Henri Cartier Bresson chose these stairs for one of his most famous photo during one of his visits to Istanbul).
JEWISH MUSEUM OF TURKEY
Located in Karaköy, is a cultural center inaugurated on November 25, 2001. The Zulfaris Synagogue was restored and remodelled to serve as the museum building. It contains a huge collection of old photographs, documents and religious objects relating to Istanbul’s Jewish population. The museum is open daily, except on Saturday and religious holidays.
Schneidertempel, which means Tailors' Synagogue, was founded in 1894 by the Association of Ashkenazi Tailors (a group of European Jewish tailors residing in Galata). In 1998, it was converted into an art gallery, which today is associated with a research center specializing in fashion history. Dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Jewish people through the lens of the fashion industry, Schneidertempel holds workshops and publishes its research to foster cultural and religious understanding on an international level.
Ulus Musevi Lisesi : Founded in 1915, is one of the pillars developed by the local community to ensure its children could explore their identity as Jews and continue the millennia-old traditions of Jewish life here; it is also among the country’s top-rated educational institutions today.
IZMIR - ASANSOR
One of the symbols of Izmir , originally French word, adapted to Turkish means “elevator” . Built in 1907 to make easier the acceOlss from the sea level to the upper neighborhoods on the cliff of the mountain. Nissim Levy Bayrakli, one of the wealthy members of the community founded and donated the building for the benefit of the city residents. From the balcony, there is also a good view of the dome of Beit Israel synagogue. At the front of the tower, there is a beautiful medallion of dedication inscribed in Hebrew and French, which tells about Levy's activities.
CEMETERY IN ISTANBUL
ARNAVUTKOY-ULUS JEWISH CEMETERY
ORTAKOY JEWISH CEMETERY
HASKOY CEMETERY one of the oldest cemetery
SISLI (JEWISH ITALIAN) CEMETERY
NAKKASTEPE JEWISH CEMETERY
ACIBADEM JEWISH CEMETERY
KILYOS JEWISH CEMETERY