The history of Jewish presence in Turkey dates back to some thousands of years, but it got more significant during the Ottoman Period. When the inquisition was expelling Jews who lived in Italy, Portugal and Spain, Sultan Beyazid II made a formal invitation to the Jews living in these countries. İt’s from that moment on that the Jewish Heritage Istanbul has started do be built.
In this tour you will visit some of the most important synagogues in Istanbul ( Ashkenazi , Ahrida, Neve Shalom, Etz-Ahayım ) and also the neighborhoods where Jewish communities lived (Galata).
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History & Religion
* Book at least two weeks before
Everyday (book at least two weeks in advance)
Lunch will be served in Kosher Restaurant
Museum Of 500 Years - The Quincentennial Foundation Museum
Neve Shalom synagogue
Designed and decorated in a modern style, it was inaugurated on March 25, 1951, and is used for major functions of the community such as bar mitvahs, weddings and funerals.