Turkish Jews: Jewish legacy in Anatolia and today's Turkey
19:30 - 20:30
Please note that this event is contribution-based. You can choose from 3 different options on our website: https://www.qesher.com/turkish-jews/
10% of the profit will be donated to the Jewish Museum of Turkey (officially Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews).
About the talk:
The history of the Jews in Anatolia started 2400 years ago with the arrival of Romaniot, Mizrahim and Karaits followed later by Ashkenazim and Sephardic Jews. We will examine ancient synagogues, Jewish settlements and cemeteries belonging to different eras and traditions, as well as important events of WWI and WWII. Sephardic cuisine, music, Judeo Spanish language, ethnographic and liturgical objects from the museum collection will be explained. Finally we will explore today’s vibrant Jewish life in Turkey.
Nisya Isman Allovi is the director and curator of The Quincentennial Foundation Museum Of Turkish Jews. Graduated from the International Relations Faculty of Bilgi University and in Cultural Heritage and Tourism.