Rav Haleva will be Chief Rabbi of Turkish Jews for 7 more yearsThe election for Chief Rabbi of Turkish Jewish Community was held at ten different ballot boxes on Sunday, May 14th.
According to the voter lists which were checked digitally before the elections, there were 14,000 registered voters. According to unofficial results, Chief Rabbi Rav Isak Haleva won 2,701 of 2,755 votes and became Chief Rabbi of Turkish Jews for 7 more years. 54 votes were invalid. Chief Rabbi Rav Haleva will receive his certificate of election after the three-day reclamation period.
Besides Istanbul, Turkish Jews living in Izmir, Adana, Antakya, Bursa, Ankara, and Kirklareli cast their votes at the ballots in their cities. The votes were immediately entered into a digital platform and shared with other ballots to prevent multiple votes.