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Obj. ID: 583
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  La Signora (Geveret) Synagogue in Izmir, Turkey

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1993
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Name/Title
La Signora (Geveret) Synagogue in Izmir | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
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Date
184?
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
201?
Artist/ Maker
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Community type
Location
Turkey | Izmir
| Kemeraltı, Havra St. (927 Sokak No:77)
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Documented by CJA
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Present Usage
Office building
Present Usage Details
headquarters of the İzmir Jewish Heritage Project, conference center
Condition of Building Fabric
B (Fair)
Architectural Significance type
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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3 (National)
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Custom
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History/Provenance

Having undergone some repairs, with an office in its courtyard this synagogue is the headquarters of the İzmir Jewish Heritage Project. Currently not serving for religious purposes, it functions mainly as a conference hall.

Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources

Güleryüz , Naim A. and Izzet Keribar. The Synagogues of Thrace and Anatolia (Istanbul: Gözlem Gazetecilik Basin ve Yayin Aş, 2008)

Report of 2023, Izmir Jewish Heritage Project, https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Izmir_Jewish_Heritage_Project.pdf (accessed August 9, 2023)

Zack, Joel A., The Historic Synagogues of Turkey / Türkie'nin tarihi sinagoglari, Photographs by Devon Jarvis (American Sephardi Federation, 2008)

http://www.izmirjewishheritage.com/synagogues-of-izmir

Esther Juhasz (ed.), Sephardi Jews in the Ottoman Empire: Aspects of Material Culture (Jerusalem, 1990), p. 37, plate 6 before p. 33, ill. 25;

Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, "The Sephardi Synagogue: The Fusion of Sefardic Jewish Tradition with Ottoman Architectural Forms," in Attilio Petruccioli (ed.), Sefarad: Architettura e urbanistica ebraiche dopo il 1492 (Ferrara, 1992), pp. 129-144;

Giacomo Saban, "Sinagoghe sefardite nell'Imperio Ottomano," in Attilio Petruccioli (ed.), Sefarad: Architettura e urbanistica ebraiche dopo il 1492 (Ferrara, 1992), pp. 145-156 (p. 154);

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