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Turkish Jews are going to polls for the election of Chief Rabbi

After seven years, Turkish Jewish Community prepares to go to polls to elect their new Chief Rabbi.
Turkish Jews are going to polls for the election of Chief Rabbi

Rav Isak Haleva was elected as the Chief Rabbi of Turkish Jewish Community for seven years in the last election which was held in 2010. As his term is coming to an end, the new election is planned to be held on Sunday, May 14th.

While Bet-Din members will be inherent candidates at the elections, those other than Bet-Din members who qualify for the elections can also be listed as candidates. 

ELECTION BOARD’S ANNOUNCEMENT

All Turkish Jews who are 18 years and/or older by election day and who are registered at Turkish Chief Rabbinate Foundation and the voter list will have the right to vote. 

The voter lists including the names of voters in Istanbul will be posted at Turkish Chief Rabbinate Foundation, Sisli Synagogue, Caddebostan Synagogue, Kemerburgaz Synagogue, Ortakoy Synagogue and Yenikoy Synagogues. Names of voters living in other cities will be posted in their respective city synagogues.

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