Jewish Heritage Europe

Publications & Sources

Alok, Ersin and Emili Mitrani. Anatolian Synagogues. Ersin Alok-Alok Production, 1992. (Parts of this illustrated book can be viewed in google books HERE).

Brink-Danan, Marcy. Jewish Life in Twenty-First-Century Turkey: The Other Side of Tolerance. (Bloomington: Indiana University press, 2011) 

Burckhardt, Nadin and Mark Wilson. “The Late Antique Synagogue in Priene: Its History, Architecture, and Context.” in: Gephyra 10, 2013, 169-199

Halperin, Don A. The Old Synagogues of Turkey. Wyndham Hall, 1986

Keribar, Izzet (Photos) and Güleryüz, Naim (Text). The Synagogues in Turkey from Two MastersIstanbul: Gozlem Publishing, 2008. 

Results of a photographic documentation of some 60 synagogues around Turkey, commissioned in 2005 by the president of the Turkish Jewish community.

Rozen, Minna.  Hasköy Cemetery: Typology of Stones. Tel Aviv/Philadelphia: Tel Aviv
University and The Center for Judaic Studies, University of
Pennsylvania, 1994

Rozen, Minna. “Public Space and Private Space among the Jews of
Istanbul during the 16th through 17th Centuries.” Turcica, 30 (1998),
pp. 331-346

Rozen, Minna. “A Survey of Jewish Cemeteries in Western Turkey.” Jewish Quarterly Revue, LXXXIII (1992), pp. 71-125

Zack, Joel A. and Jarvis, Devon (photos) The Historic Synagogues of Turkey / Türkiye’nin Tarihi Sinagoglari. New York: American Sephardi Foundation, 2007

Includes pictures by  Devon Jarvis of  34 synagogues in İstanbul, İzmir, Ankara, G. Antep, Bursa, Edirne, Antakya, Kırklareli, Çanakkale, Kilis, Samsun, Adana, Bergama, Turgutlu and Sardis. All the more than 2,800 photographs taken during the two month of on-site research for this book (which accompanied an exhibition) can be viewed online in an archive hosted by the Center for Jewish History/American Sephardi Foundation