Jewish Istanbul: Where East Meets West

Sunday, March 31

USA 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET

UK 8:00 pm / France 9:00 pm / Israel 10:00 pm

The talk will last approximately 90 minutes

About this talk

Istanbul, a city of captivating contrasts, intertwines diverse religions and cultures, serving as the junction between two continents. A modern-day embodiment of ancient Constantinople, it presents a breathtaking panorama of towering minarets and domes surrounded by water, bathed in a golden glow by the sun.

Within its many neighborhoods lie numerous synagogues, each with its unique narrative, telling tales of the Jews who built them and worshipped within. Join me in an exploration of the Jewish heritage sites of this amazing city.

As a proud member of Istanbul's vibrant Jewish community, I invite you to acquaint yourself with the richness of the Turkish Jewish culture.

About Nisya

Nisya Isman Allovi is the Director and Curator of The Quincentennial Foundation Museum of Turkish Jews. Born in Istanbul, and graduated in Cultural Heritage and Tourism, she has attended advanced curatorial seminars at AEJM (Association of European Jewish Museums) and in the Federal Republic of Germany. She was also a Kaplan Fellow @ Yesod Cohort II, and has conducted presentations in various countries about "Jews of Turkey". Married with two children, Nisya is an active member of the Istanbul Jewish community.

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