Etz Ahaim Synagogue (Ortaköy)
Etz Ahaim Synagogue, located in Ortaköy, was one of the synagogues whose name meant “Tree of Life.” According to an Ottoman document dated in 1707, the synagogue burned down and was restored in 1703. This synagogue burned again in 1813 and had serious damage. In 1825, the synagogue was restored with the financial support of the Kamond Family. After it totally burned down in 1941, only the marble Aron-ha-Kodesh remained. The synagogue was rebuilt again in 1977. Since 1994, it has been opened to the Jewish community for worship.
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