Neve Shalom (Valley of Peace) Synagogue

Neve Shalom (Valley of Peace) Synagogue (Galata, 1951)

Neve Shalom Synagogue, the central and largest Sephardic synagogue in Istanbul, is situated in Karaköy. The construction project was begun in response to an increase in the Jewish population in the old Galata district in the late 1930s. It was opened on Sunday, March 25, 1951. In 1994, the primary school located adjacent to the synagogue was moved to its new location in Ulus, and the vacant building was transformed into the Neve Shalom Cultural Center in 1998.