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Askenazi Synagogue, Istanbul

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The Ashkenazi Synagogue (Turkish: Eşkenazi Sinagogu) is an Ashkenazi synagogue located near the Galata Tower in Karaköy neighborhood of Beyoğlu in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the only currently active Ashkenazi synagogue in Istanbul open to visits and prayers. The synagogue was founded by Jews of Austrian origin in 1900. It is also the last remaining synagogue from a total of three built by Ashkenazim, as the population of Ashkenazi Jews accounts for 4 percent of the total Jewish population of Turkey. Visits to the synagogue can be made during weekday mornings and for Shabbat services on Saturday mornings.


The synagogue holds weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and other religious ceremonies in the Ashkenazi tradition.


Rabbi Dr. David Marcus, who also established the Jewish school Bene Berit, served as Rabbi and spiritual leader until his death in 1938.


Rabbi Mendy Chitrik has served as the rabbi of the Ashkenazi Synagogue since 2003.
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  • Aşkenaz Sinagogu is located in Yüksekkaldırım district of Beyoğlu,very close to the famous Galata Tower in İstanbul on European side.This is the only one available as active Synagogue for Aşkenaz...  more »
  • The synagogue was built in 1900 by Jews of Austrian origin. It is not far from the Galatian Tower.
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  • Ashceaz Synagogue is located on karaköy high sidewalk street. It has a small but flamboyant façade.founded in 1900 by ashceazof Austrian origin.
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  • SALOM If you wanna discover and understand Jewish district go Galata area and visit this place.Need special.permission before you go..securty control is not hard but id card should with you
  • The only active Ashkenazi Synagogue left in Istanbul. The nearby Schneider Tempel was also an Ashkenazi Synagogue, but now functions as an art gallery. It is possible to visit if you make an appointment with the Chief Rabbinate of Turkey beforehand. Note that you must have ID with you when entering. Occasionally concerts and musical recitals are also held at this Synagogue which has great acoustics!
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  • Beautiful structure
  • Closed for public
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