Inside Jewish Turkey 2013

March 10, 2013 - March 17, 2013

Turkey has served as a refuge for Jews fleeing persecution for more than five centuries, fostering a welcoming environment where the Jewish community has been able to sustain a vibrant Jewish communal life. 

What challenges does the community face today? What does Jewish life look like in this traditional society? Join us in March for Inside Jewish Turkey.

To receive an application for Inside Jewish Turkey, email

Trip Chair: Martin Storrow

Fill out the application: Click here.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2012

Itinerary Highlights:

Engage in meaningful Peer Exchange with Local Young Jewish Professionals

Dinners & Briefings with Community Leaders & the Chief Rabbi

Discover Turkey’s Rich Jewish History through Tours of Izmir & Istanbul’s Old Synagogues

Interactive Visits to Jewish Community Buildings

Excursions to the Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar & Ephesus

Experience Shabbat in Turkey with Home Hospitality Shabbat Dinner

By Jessica Rafipour on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 3:58:49 PM

Visiting Turkey has been on my list of countries to visit since my first geography class.  It was then that I learned about the Bosporus and the Aegean Sea and the rich history surrounding those two bodies of water.  When I first learned about JDC's trip to Turkey, I had...

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