The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews hosted two events on Sunday.
Let Us Meet
Participants created queues both at the entrance and inside of the Museum on Sunday, for the "Let Us Meet" event. The participants had the chance to find the answers to their questions about Turkish Jews by asking them one-to-one.
The Lausanne Exchangees Foundation Choire
The Lausanne Exchangees Foundation Choire, which was established in 2005, have sung mutual songs in two languages, which have been sung in both sides of the Aegean for long years, the folk songs that the exchangees have brought with them from the lands they were born, Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Vlahça, Macedonian songs and Rumeli folk songs in their yesterday's concert. Buket Bahar, with her surprise participation has also added a distinctive color to the concert with 3 Sephardic songs that she has sung. In this activity where the participation was very high, visitors joined the songs with enthusiasm.
The "Young Retirees" concert was held in our museum on Sunday, May 5th. During the concert with an intense participation, the audience accompanied with enthusiasm while performing songs from Turkish Art Music. The unforgettable Spanish song Historia De Un Amor won the audience's appreciation as a surprise of the concert and received a big applause.
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.
On Sunday, March 24, Nes Ladies Choir performed songs in Ladino language in our 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.
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”.
"Anne Frank - A History For Today" exhibition was exhibited in our museum during the summer of 2018.
The travelling exhibition "Anne Frank - a History for Today" is the center piece of the international work of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. This Turkish-English version uses Anne Frank's life story to tell the history of the Holocaust and to encourage young people to reflect on the both the past and present. Quotes from the diary of Anne Frank and photos of the Frank family guide the visitor through this history. The exhibition makes use of personal stories and eyewitness accounts to highlight themes such as prejudice, racism, extreme nationalism, persecution, resistance, human rights and democracy. Copies of the travelling Anne Frank exhibition have been shown in over 70 countries worldwide.
The exhibition was organized by SEHAK and Anne Frank House of Amsterdam.
Holokost Avrupa’sında görev yapan İspanyol Dış işleri yetkililerinden oluşan bir grup onurlu diplomat, binlerce Yahudiyi sınır dışı edilmekten ve imhadan kurtardı.
İspanya Büyükelçiliği ve 500. Yıl Vakfı Türk Musevileri Müzesi iş birliğiyle düzenlenen "Görevin Ötesinde" Sergisi 3 Ocak 2018 Çarşamba günü müzede açılmıştır.
The events which were open to public included music concerts, interviews, book promotions, documentary screenings, exhibitions and a theatrical representation of a Jewish wedding at the Neve Shalom Synagogue.
Within the context of the 15th Istanbul Biennial "Neighbors", a mixed photo exhibition called "One Heart One Soul" , organized by The Quincentennial Foundation Museum Of Turkish Jews met with art lovers.
The most distinguished works of Abdulkadir Karatas, Nikolaos Manginas, Alberto Modiano, Jil Pardo, Emine Ülkerim, Kemal Eskenazi, Hakan Circir, Rubi Asa, Mıgırdıç Arzivyan, Berge Arabian and Bilal Akar, the photos they've taken on the neighbor relations in Istanbul met their visitors. In the exhibition where Ovadya worked as Project Advisor, Dalia Maya became Project Coordinator. While Hakan Circır undertook the design of the booklet that depicts the exhibition he made on the editorial board of Onur Caymaz, he made the printing of the Etika plant and left it for future generations as a gift. Works are exhibited in 7 chapters under Nostalgia, Traditional Neighborhood, Cultural Sharing, Transfiguration-Lost Values, Transformation-Lost Neighborhood, Solidarity and Hope Title.