Accolades and Praise
"Historical accounts of the Sephardic community in modern-day Turkey. Contains articles, personal accounts, and reprinted historical documents, along with audio clips of Sephardic music and maps of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire." -- Newsweek Internet Guide
"Information on these descendants of the Jewish people. Provides details on their origin, language, their removal from Spain and on the religious tolerance of the Ottoman Turkish rule. Also includes history of the sephardic organizations in New York, a guides to famous Jewish sites in Turkey, photographs, and maps." -- Britannica GoTo.com chooses the best sites on the web and displays them in searches when appropriate. Material from this website has qualified us for the GoTo.com Editors Choice Award.
The Silver Cup Award from the Jewish WebRing Starting from its early inception as Home of the Ottoman Sephardim  then Kahal Sephardim  website, someof the material on the this site has won website awards which are represented here.
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- Susan Halio from Turkey: "I'm impressed! Your Web site looks great!"
- Robert Sarbell (Stamboulis): "The specific information regarding the translation of Ottoman birth certificates (civil registration) far surpasses anything I have seen online....Thank you so VERY much."
- David Andreas Kounio of the Ladino Society of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki): "The site is great and makes proud anybody who comes from the same origin, more so if he still lives in Thessaloniki and believes that the "separdic" world has forgotten "The mother of Israel".
- John (Yohanan) Nahmias: "An unbelievable site...Keep up the incredible work."
- Ariel Yohai from Buenos Aires: "Muy emotivo re-encontrarme con parte de mi historias."
- Samuel (Sandy) Canetti: "This is an incredible resource. I'm glad I found it."
- Jack Altabef: "A group of us in Seattle are involved in preserving and promoting Ladino and our Sephardic culture. Your web site will be a valuable resource."