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European Day of Jewish Culture in Istanbul

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For the past 10 years, on the first Sunday of September, from Germany to Portugal, from France to Russia, from England to Spain with 30 different European countries participating, the European Day of Jewish Culture has been held. The purpose of the organization running, which comes up with a different theme each year, is to share the cultural and historical heritage of the Jews with the rest of the people in these countries.
The European Day of Jewish Culture has been held for eight years in İstanbul. The events for that day, Sept. 6, took place in İstanbul’s Galata district and aimed to help the public at large discover the cultural and historical heritage of Judaism.

The events in İstanbul included exhibitions, concerts and panels. The highlight was the symbolic circumcision ceremony, along with the iftar, or Ramadan dinner, that took place at Beyoğlu’s Municipality Building. As the European Day of Jewish Culture has coincided with Ramadan this year, the iftar was held as a symbol of unity between cultures.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TURKISH JEWS
turkyahudileri.com – The site has all you’d want to know Turkish Jews. The site was designed by Beyoglu Musevi Hahamhanesi Vakfi.
musevicemaati.com – The official web site of the Chief Rabbinate of Turkish Jews. All information about cemeteries, synagogues, holidays, eating kosher in İstanbul, and obituaries.
muze500.com – The official web site of first Turkish Jewish museum.  
orahayim.com – The oldest Jewish hospital in İstanbul, which was founded in 1896 as a small home clinic with the contributions of idealist physicians and philanthropists, with the mandate of Sultan Abdulhamid II.
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salom.com.tr – The only Jewish weekly newspaper published in Turkey. Its name is the Turkish spelling of the Hebrew word Shalom. It was established on 17 Jan. 1947.
nevesalom.org – The official web site of Neve Shalom Synagogue Foundation. Neve Shalom is the central and largest Sephardic synagogue in İstanbul.
yahudikulturuavrupagunu.com – The official web site of the annual European Day of Jewish Culture in İstanbul.  
Last modified onSaturday, 06 May 2017 10:07

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