Cultural Center

Our cultural center was established in 1998 to host various events.

Cultural Center

The Cultural Center Hall provides seating for three hundred people in Banqueting style, four hundred people in Theater/Auditorium style, and it can accommodate five hundred people in Cocktail style. This hall is not only convenient for conferences, panels and concerts thanks to its ventilation system, sound and lighting equipment, but it can also host celebrations such as weddings, bar mitzvah and circumcision ceremonies, thanks to the catering services provided by its large kitchen. It also includes a guest room equipped with a bathroom for guests to rest or change their clothes during circumcision or wedding banquets.

A part of the Cultural Center, which was used as an exhibition hall in the past, now serves as “Cafe Gerez” within the Museum.

This summarizes the Neve Shalom Cultural Center…

So let’s walk through the events that have been done so far.

Art Activities at the Cultural Center

2014 Hanukkah Celebration

Cenk ROFE - Buket BAHAR

In 2004, the Hanukkah event at the Cultural Center was celebrated by lighting the candles as usual, accompanied by Cenk Rofe and Buket Bahar’s concert.

2014 Art Days

Şeli BENHABİB

In 2014, Neve Shalom Cultural Center Art Days were organized under the leadership of Şeli Benhabib.

2014

Ladino Day

In 2014, various events were organized under the name of “Ladino Day”.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Skin&Strings

Yinon MUALLEM

Soloists

Harp :

Şirin PANCAROĞLU

Percussion :

Yinon MUALLEM

Guest Artist

End-blown Flute :

Sinan Cem EROĞLU

Wednesday, May 15, 2012

Hello Summer Concert

Yinon MUALLEM

Percussion:

Yinon MUALLEM

Vocalist and Violin Bow:

Mehtap DEMİR

Lute:

Selim KOYTAK

Zither:

Savaş ÖZKÖK

Clarinet:

Sezer İĞ ÖZKÖK

Yinon MUALLEM

Born in Israel in 1968, Yinon MUALLEM started his musical career playing Latin percussion instruments. Over time, inspired by his roots extending to Iraq, he turned towards Middle Eastern music. He developed a unique style by learning how to play Middle Eastern and Turkish percussion instruments such as darbuka, tambourine, frame drum, Persian zarb, and the southern Indian instruments, such as kanjira and ghatam and reflected this style on his music. The artist who has participated to international festivals, made recordings and gave concerts in many countries.

2008 “In fact, we are no different from each other…”

A Bunch of Ashkenazi & Sephardic Traditions

In 2008, “In fact, we are no different from each other…” event, during which Ashkenazi and Sephardic traditions were compared wittily was staged, with the religious interpretation of Rav David Sevi and Rav Mendy Chitrik, with Anna & Izak Eskinazi and Robert & Meri Schild, Irvin Mandel and Jojo Kohen’s valuable contributions. The lovely melodies of Sumru Ağıryürüyen and her band brightened the evening.

2007 Ebru Istanbul

Mario LEVİ

In 2007, “Ebru Istanbul” event was held interpreted with Sema’s voice and Mario Levi’s script.

2005

European Day of Jewish Culture

Starting in 2005, the “European Day of Jewish Culture” events were held yearly at the Neve Shalom Synagogue and Cultural Center, and continues to be held once a year.

2003 - 2012

Iftar Meals

Between 2003 and 2012, during Ramadan, fast-breaking dinners were hosted to countless guests, from politicians, to businessmen and media representatives at the Neve Shalom Cultural Center.

2002

Cello and Jewish Melodies

In March 2002, the “Cello and Jewish Melodies” concert was held by Daniel Kazes joining from Ohio and Berna Sidi.

2001

Jewish Pop Concert & Silent Witnesses of the Holocaust

In February 2001, Nino Anavi and Selim Benba gave a Jewish Pop concert.

In April of the same year, an event called “Violins: Silent Witnesses of the Holocaust” was held, presented by Ammon Weinstein and accompanied by the melodies of Cihat Aşkın.

2000 Our Artists and the Society

Moris FRANSEZ

In December 2000, Moris Fransez hosted a panel called “Our Artists and the Society”.

1999

Gershwin’s Concert & Jewish Jazz Concert

In March 1999, Gershwin’s 100th birthday was celebrated with a concert with the participation of saxophonist Danny Lerman from Chicago, Önder Focan and Selim Benba.

Sibel Köse, Önder Focan and Selim Benba ensemble prepared an annotated Jewish Jazz concert in November of the same year. The event was presented by Robert Schild.

In December, a Hanukkah celebration organized by Jewish youth associations was held.

1998

Panel Discussion

In November 1998, a panel discussion was held with the participation of Jozi Zalma (Geveze), Nedim Saban and Rav Nafi Haleva. Lori Kaston and his orchestra enlivened the night.

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Solistler

Arp :

Şirin PANCAROĞLU

Perküsyon :

Yinon MUALLEM

Misafir Sanatçı

Kaval :

Sinan Cem EROĞLU

Percussion: Yinon MUALLEM

Vocalist and Violin Bow: Mehtap DEMİR

Lute: Selim KOYTAK

Zither: Savaş ÖZKÖK

Clarinet: Sezer İĞ ÖZKÖK