Recent news from Turkey has been volatile, with a failed military coup and a subsequent crackdown in response, as well as interesting developments in Turko-Israeli relations. This is a briefing for Jewish Funders Network members on current events in Turkey with a focus on the Turkish Jewish community. As a kind of case study or synecdoche for the broader Turkish Jewish community, we zoom in on one Jewish day school in Turkey, and explore how it has been impacted and implications for future.
Metin Bonfil is a board member of the Ulus Jewish Schools Foundation and serves on the Chief Rabbinate's advisory board.
Lina Filiba inaugurated the position of executive vice-president of the Chief Rabbinate's advisory board—the top Jewish professional post, in which she served from 2001 to 2011.
Rifat Hasan is one of the founders of the Ulus Jewish School in Istanbul. A funder of many Jewish organizations, he has long served on the Chief Rabbinate's advisory board.
Rone Kaspi is Education Coordinator of the Ulus Jewish School in Istanbul.Share