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Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality´s Initiatives Towards Different Religions and Faith Groups
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality´s Initiatives Towards Different Religions and Faith Groups
Fifty religious deputies of different faith and religions have been working in Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) along with the Sunni-Hanafi imams, for over a year, in order to handle the funeral proceedings of citizens of different beliefs. Among them, there is also a Jewish religious deputy.
President Erdoğan´s Greetings for Rosh Hashanah
President Erdoğan´s Greetings for Rosh Hashanah
President Tayyip Erdoğan congratulated the Rosh Hashanah Holiday of the Jewish citizens in his press statement: "We believe that we, as the people that have a shared past dating back centuries, will build a shared future as well."
Historical Italian Synagogue Reopening for Worship
Historical Italian Synagogue Reopening for Worship
The Historical Italian Synagogue will be reopening for worship on Saturday, August 28th.
Or-Yom Residents @ Pera Museum
Or-Yom Residents @ Pera Museum
Or-Yom, which organizes various activities to improve the quality of life of their residents, ease their lives, ensure that they have a happy and heal...
2nd Week Over in Rabbi Mendy Chitrik´s Tour of Turkey
2nd Week Over in Rabbi Mendy Chitrik´s Tour of Turkey
The Rabbi of the Turkish Ashkenazi Jewish Community, Rabbi Mendy Chitrik, traveling every inch of Anatolia, is shedding light on many cultural values along the way, from previously undocumented cemeteries to Jews living far from Istanbul, and different Jewish traditions that have not come to light.
1986 Neve Shalom Victims Commemorated
1986 Neve Shalom Victims Commemorated
22 people who lost their lives during the cruel massacre on September 6th, 1986 in the Neve Shalom Synagogue in Istanbul, were commemorated with the ceremony on Tuesday, August 10th.
Our Pain of 18 Years Ago is Still Fresh
Our Pain of 18 Years Ago is Still Fresh
Dentist Yasef Yahya had been murdered 18 years ago, just because he was Jewish, on August 21, 2003, by villainous assailants who understood that he was Jewish from the clinic signboard. Yasef Yahya was commemorated by his grave on Sunday, August 1st.
5,000 Trees from Turkish Jewish Community for the Forest Fires
5,000 Trees from Turkish Jewish Community for the Forest Fires
In the fires that have been going on in 8 different cities of Turkey for more than 48 hours, 3 people in Manavgat and 1 person in Marmaris have lost their lives.
Turkish Jewish Community´s Reaction to Journalist Accusing the Rabbi on Cultural Tour
Turkish Jewish Community´s Reaction to Journalist Accusing the Rabbi on Cultural Tour
Journalist and writer Hüseyin Hakkı Kahveci stated that the forest fires happening in our country coincided with the route of the trips Rabbi Mendy Chitrik is having throughout the country.
Renan Koen´s ´Positive Resistance´ Introduced on YouTube
Renan Koen´s ´Positive Resistance´ Introduced on YouTube
Renan Koen´s book ´Positive Resistance´ was introduced on YouTube on Sunday, July 25th.
Hemdat Israel Synagogue Flourishes with Historic Preservation Project
Hemdat Israel Synagogue Flourishes with Historic Preservation Project
The Hemdat Israel Synagogue located in Kadiköy is getting back its historical texture via the joint project of Haydarpaşa Hemdat Israel Synagogue Foundation, Alef Youth Club, and Shalom Corps!
A Book and an Album Added to Renan Koen´s Achievements
A Book and an Album Added to Renan Koen´s Achievements
Pianist, composer, educator, and music therapist Renan Koen´s book, ´Positive Resistance´ in both Turkish and English is published by Gözlem Publishing and her music album ´March of the Music´ is released from Lila Music.
President Erdoğan Called Israeli President to Congratulate
President Erdoğan Called Israeli President to Congratulate
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, talked to the new Israeli President Isaac Herzog on the phone.
Cultural Consultant Appointed at Tel Aviv Embassy of Turkey After 11 Years
Cultural Consultant Appointed at Tel Aviv Embassy of Turkey After 11 Years
Selim Öztürk who had previously worked as a specialist at the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities, and as an assistant professor at the Turkish National Police Academy, is appointed as the Republic of Turkey Tel Aviv Embassy Culture and Promotion Consultant on July 7th.
Economy Media Success Award for Cüneyt Dirican
Economy Media Success Award for Cüneyt Dirican
Our economy columnist Cüneyt Dirican received the ´Best Radio Program in Economy of the Year´ award in the 13th Economy Press Success Awards organized by the Economy Journalists Association (EGD).
Two Awards for Photography Artist Niso Maçoro
Two Awards for Photography Artist Niso Maçoro
The photography artist with EFIAP Distinction, Niso Maçoro has received many medals from various countries so far.In the '6th Pacific-Atlantic ...
´Izmirli Dario (Dario from Izmir)´: The Book on World-Famous Artist Released
´Izmirli Dario (Dario from Izmir)´: The Book on World-Famous Artist Released
The book ´Izmirli Dario (Dario from Izmir)´ where Erkan Özerman, the famous producer and talent manager, is telling about Dario Moreno´s becoming a star coming from Turkey, is out from Remzi Bookstore.
Great Enthusiasm for the ´Izmir Jewish Heritage´ Project´s Opening Ceremony
Great Enthusiasm for the ´Izmir Jewish Heritage´ Project´s Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony of the ´Izmir Jewish Heritage´ project financed by the European Union and developed by the Izmir Jewish Community Foundation, aiming to preserve the Jewish Heritage in Izmir was realized on June 21st, with the participation of Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, the Head of European Union Delegation to Turkey, Tunç Soyer, the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, and Abdül Batur, the Mayor of Konak District.
KAREN G. SARHON @ Encyclopedia of Jewish Women
KAREN G. SARHON @ Encyclopedia of Jewish Women
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Women, which is being broadcasted as the Jewish Women Archive in the US, added Karen Gerson Şarhon, the Sephardic Culture R...
Jaffa Bet El Sagol Synagogue Reopened
Jaffa Bet El Sagol Synagogue Reopened
The old Bet El Synagogue in Jaffa which had served the Turkish Jews in Israel is renewed and opened for service once again on June 19th.
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