You are here: Home Western & Southeastern Europe Turkey
Turkey
TURKEY - THE JEWISH COMMUNITY

The "haham bashi," the Chief Rabbi of Turkey can be reached at Chief Rabbinate of Turkey, Yemenici Sokak 23 Beyoglu, Istanbul, Tel. 90 212 244 8794, Fax. 90 212 244 1980

Most Turkish Jews live in Istanbul, but communities exist in Izmir (2,300) and about 100 Jews in Ankara, Bursa, and Adana. For security reasons, synagogues in Turkey are not open to the public. To enter a synagogue, please make arrangement for a tour through the Haham Bashi's office listed above.

Jewish community information [October 2000]

Sephardic Genealogy Resources from the Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture

Jewish Communities in Anatolia (Mainland Turkey in Asia) Prior to 1937

The Turkish Jewish Community in Israel. Source: Eyal Peretz, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [January 2006]

BOOKS:

Besalel, Yusuf. Osmanli ve Turk Yahudileri. [Ottoman and Turkish Jewry] Gozlem Press. salom@turk.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 1999. ISBN 975-304-37-9. 320 pages, 16 pages of color photos), in Turkish $20. "... a detailed study of the Ottoman and Turkish Jewry. It starts from the fourth century BCE, but focuses on more recent years. The author, Yusuf Besalel, has also written Unlu Yahudiler ("Famous Jews") and Kronolojik Yahudi Tarihi ("Chronological Jewish History"--World Jewry, Israel and Turkish-Israeli Relations)." Complete studies of the Jewish community in Istanbul in 20th century.

Title Filter     Display # 
# Burial Location
1 --MILITARY BURIALS--
2 AKHISAR (aka Thyatira):
3 ANKARA
4 ANZAC COVE:
5 BALAT : see Istanbul
6 BERGAMA :
7 BEYOGLU : see GALATA
8 BURSA :
9 ÇANAKKALE :
10 delete
11 EDIRNE :
12 GALATA : also see Istanbul
13 GALLIPOLI
14 HASKOY : see Istanbul
15 HELLES: see Military Burials
16 ISTANBUL:
17 IZMIR :
18 KARAKŌOY : see Galata, Istanbul
19 KUZGUNCUK : see Istanbul
20 MANISA (MANNISA, aka MAGNASIA):
21 ORTAKÖY : see Istanbul
22 SARDIS :
23 SISLI :
 
Web site created by Open Sky Web Design based on a template by Red Evolution