Yasmin Levy Concert in the Grand Synagogue of Edirne
Ever since it was reopened, every year during the Foundation Week, the Grand Synagogue of Edirne housed a great exhibition and a concert. This year on April 28th Edirne Synagogue is welcoming the diva of Latin and Sephardic music, Flamenco, Tango and Fados, Yasmin Levy for a concert.
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In the course of the Foundation Week, in the Foundation Culture and Art Centre located at the back of the synagogue, an exhibition “Edirne through the Language of the Postcards” is to be displayed. Curator of the exhibition Metin Delevi, has gathered the exhibit material from the collectors. Following the opening ceremony of the exhibition there will be a great kosher barbecue party as an annual tradition.
Unity Messages for Hanukkah from the State Officials
Starting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, many mayors and political party leaders sent greetings for the Hanukkah Festival which has started on the evening of Sunday, November 28th, and will last until the evening of Sunday, December 5th.
Light of Hanukkah Spread All Around Turkey
Hanukkah, the festival of lights, was celebrated with the hanukiyahs (menorahs) lit all around Turkey on the first night of the Hanukkah. Just like last year, Ortaköy Etz Ahayim Synagogue in Istanbul, connected live to 10 synagogues in Anatolia and 34 different locations in Istanbul, and let thousands of people experience the joy of Hanukkah, while revealing the vibrant and rich life of the Jewish community in Turkey.
3rd Izmir Sephardic Culture Festival
The third edition of the Izmir Sephardic Culture Festival, which had been organized for the first time in 2018 in order to protect and preserve the cultural heritage and diversity of Izmir, will take place between the dates of November 28th and December 6th.
Shaar Ashamayim Synagogue Renewed
The Shaar Ashamayim (Şaar Aşamayim) Synagogue located in Göktürk district of Istanbul has opened its doors on November 13th with a brand-new look.
Erdogan and Herzog Spoke on the Phone
According to the statement made by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, President Erdoğan had a telephone conversation with the President of Israel Isaac Herzog.
18th Anniversary of November 15th, 2003 Synagogue Attacks
Yesterday marked the 18th anniversary of the November 15th terror attacks. During the attacks towards Şişli Beth Israel and Neve Shalom Synagogues of Istanbul in 2003 and of which al-Qaeda had assumed responsibility, 28 people had lost their lives, more than 300 people had been injured. 18 years after the attack, one of the witnesses Mois Gabay, told CNN Türk what had happened.