The manuscript by Rav Raphael Saban, former Chief Rabbi of Turkey (1953-1960), referring to his work "Sources of Rashi’s Interpretations of the Torah" was donated to the Museum by his grandson the lawyer Rýfat Saban, who sponsored its printing as a book.
A 96-page color album in Turkish and English, edited by Naim Güleryüz, project coordinator and curator of the Museum, was published.
50 delegates of Jewish Museums from 17 countries gathered in Istanbul for the 2004 Annual Meeting of the "Association of European Jewish Museums".
A nostalgic Sunday afternoon for the couples (or widows) who were married at the Zulfaris Synagogue - Kal Kadosh Galata, where the Museum is established. Speeches, slides, a multi-media show, souvenirs and a wedding cake cut by the oldest and youngest couple married there were some of the events of the afternoon.
A collection of post-cards, post seals and other documents from different countries holding post-offices in the Holy Lands during the Ottoman Empire, by Cengiz Arsman, Honorary President of the Federation of Turkish Philatelist Associations was held at the Profilo Mall
To mark the European Day of Jewish Culture a large audience attended the open-air concert of Sephardic songs in front of the Museum, and accompanied the singers: Los Pasharos Sefardis, in their nostalgic repertoire.
Amongst the events planned for the Galata Festival, a multi-media presentation of Sephardic Wedding Photos accompanied by Sephardic music was shown every night from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM, on the stairs at the entrance of the museum.
Amongst the activities held to commemorate the 550th year of the Conquest of Istanbul by Mahomet the Conqueror, Eti Koen, a patch-work artist, exhibited her works based on Ottoman and Turkish motifs and miniatures.