Synagogue Visits In Istanbul
Jewish community have lived in the geographic area of Asia Minor for more than 2,400 years. In the later Middle Ages, Ashkenazi Jews migrating to the Byzantine Empire and Ottoman Empire supplemented the original Jewish population of Asia Minor. At the end of the 15th century, a large number of Sephardic Jews fleeing persecution in Spain and Portugal settled in Asia Minor on the invitation of the Ottoman Empire. Despite emigration during the 20th century, modern day Turkey continues a Jewish population.The present size of the Jewish Community is estimated at around 26,000 according to the Jewish Virtual Library. The vast majority live inIstanbul, with a community of about 2,500 in İzmir and other smaller groups located in the rest of Turkey. Sephardic Jews make up approximately 96% of Turkey’s Jewish population, while the rest are primarily Ashkenazic.Turkish Jews are still legally represented by the Hahambasi, the Chief Rabbi. Rav Izak Haleva, is assisted by a religious Council made up of a Rosh Bet Din and three Hahamim. Thirty-five Lay Counselors look after the secular affairs of the Community and an Executive Committee of fourteen, the president of which must be elected from among the Lay Counselors, runs the daily affairs.
THE SYNAGOGUE VISIT ;
Half Day Morning Synagogue Visits in Istanbul
Starting at 08:30 Am Ends 12:45 Pm
08 : 30 Am Pick up from the hotel or from the cruise..
09 : 00 Am Ashkenazi Synagogue
09 : 20 Am Galata Quarter Visit
09 : 50 Am Balat jewish Quarter Walking Tour
10 : 10 Am Ahrida Synagogue
10 : 30 Am Tea / Coffe Break in a local Patisserie
11 : 00 Am Jewish museum- Zulfaris Synagogue
12 : 05 Pm Local Markets or Spice Bazaar Visit
12 : 45 Pm End of the Tour and Return Back to the hotel or cruise ship
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