Hasköy Maalem Synagogue

Hasköy Maalem Synagogue (Hasköy, 1960s)

Hasköy Maalem Synagogue is located on the slopes overlooking the Golden Horn near the Hasköy district of Istanbul. It is the only remaining open synagogue in an area that once had many Jewish residents. It is open for worship. The tevah (bimah) is shaped like the prow of a ship, like Ahrida Synagogue. Because of the bombings at Neve Shalom and Şişli Synagogue in 2003, the Maalem Synagogue was closed for a time for security reasons. After completing the necessary security improvements, the synagogue was reopened for prayers in 2007.