At the beginning of 2019, the former Chairman of the Community "Silvyo Ovadya", who took the presidency of the museum, gave a new impetus to the museum in terms of both cultural and promotional activities.
The stories of Djoha (Nasreddin Hodja), one of the most popular figures of the popular tradition of the Sephardic, have been orally passed on from generation to generation. Djoha, being rather a funny character but very
clever too. He is such a clever madman that he has the ability to educate everyone by making them laugh. His stories cover human psychology, lifestyle, business life, family life, etc.
Afterwards, “Forti Barokas”, “Şeli Gaon” ve “Suzet Herman” entertained and made the participants laugh by telling the stories of Djoha in djudeo-espanyol language and adapting them to our present life. ”Anri Çiprut" translated four Djoha stories in Ladino into Turkish
The performance attracted great attention.
The visitors and the friends of the museum have attended the concert, held on Sunday, April 14 at Neve Shalom Synagogue, which will also be held most of the following sundays. The works of Handel, Bach, Sanz, Corelli and Burgmuller were played in the concert with Musa Albukrek in violin, Cem Küçümen in guitars and Deniz Küçümen in cello.
You can follow these events in the museum on Sundays and in the social media accounts of the museum.
An exhibition of Holocaust photos, colored by Yusuf Tolga Unker under the permission of The Yad Vashem and The Holacaust Jewish Museum in New York was held on Thursday (24 January) under the sponsorship of the German Consulate in the Quincentennial Foundation Museum Of Turkish Jews.
The exhibition was visited until 30 March.
In addition to 59 photos of Unker's coloring, the exhibition also included watercolor and pencil works of him, based on the photographs.
On Sunday, March 24, Nes Ladies Choir performed songs in Ladino language in our museum.
Organized in 35 different countries of Europe, The European Day of Jewish Culture took place with an intense participation in The Quincentennial Foundation Museum Of Turkish Jews and The Neve Shalom Synagogue and Cultural Center.
The culture and traditions of Jews living in Turkey was presented with various activities. This year, the theme of the event, that takes place in Turkey since 2001, was “Us With Stories”.