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Yıldırım Sports and Youth Club
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The Yildirim Sports and Youth Club in Istanbul was founded in 1963 by Dr. Menahem Mitrani. Its main objective is to provide a Judaic education to the Jewish youth of Turkey by bringing them together. It was originally intended to be a social club, but it also became an athletic club. In this respect it encourages Jewish participation in sports and athletic competitions, specifically in the Maccabia Games in Israel, and cultivates qualified individuals by encouraging progress and education.

At present the Yildirim Sports and  Youth Club is the official athletic club of the …

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Aksel Erbahar, “Yıldırım Sports and Youth Club”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 30 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0022380>
First published online: 2010

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