Temeli Matan Baseter-Barınyurt, which was founded in Edirne in 1917 and has been active in Istanbul since 1928, continues its efforts to support and help the poor, the needy, the homeless, and the sick.
The help for the poor patients, hospital and medicine expenses are organized by the Association for Supporting Poor Patients and Housing the Orphans. The funds of this association are met by donations from various organizations and individuals.
Barınyurt Nursing Home is directly affiliated with the Neve Shalom Synagogue Foundation. The donations made to the Barınyurt Nursing Home Charity Association, which was established in 2003, and the income obtained by La Casa de Barınyurt Commercial Enterprise, which is actively operating since 8 December 2003, are allocated to meet the needs of Barınyurt.
The institution is taking firm steps towards the future by expanding thanks to its volunteers and competent management who are fully devoted to their duties. The most important problem facing the institution today is the project of bringing Matan Baseter - Barınyurt and the Association for Helping the Elders under the same roof, within the framework of the expansion program envisaged by the Community Administration.
Barınyurt and Association for Helping the Elders started to serve under the name of “OR YOM” as of June 2014.
Graphic design: Robert Zilberman
In a formal notice read in the synagogues on the first day of Passover in 1949, it was announced that the Matan Baseter and Bikur Holim commissions, whose causes complemented each other, were being merged. The commission decided to open a polyclinic in 1949. October 30, 1949, was as a significant day in the history of Matan Baseter - Bikur Holim. A meaningful ceremony was held at the Kenesset Israel Synagogue (Kal de Apollon), decorated with festoons, on the occasion of the opening of the Polyclinic, established in the renovated central building of the community. On Tuesday, February 7, 1950, another historical day took place on Büyük Hendek Street. The official opening ceremony of the Bikur Holim establishment under the name of “Public Dispensary” was held with the participation of the Governor, the Mayor Ord. Prof. Fahrettin Kerim Gökay, the District Governor of Beyoğlu, the Provincial Health Director Dr. Faik Yargıç and the Chief of Police Cemal Göktan.