This synagogue, also known as the Talmud Torah, was probably founded in the early 17th century during the time of Rabbi Yosef Eskapa. It is situated within the complex of four adjacent synagogues at the market place in İzmir, where for many generations was the heart of the Jewish quarter in İzmir in which most Jews lived until recently.
The synagogue was ruined by fire and renovated several times, went out of use after its ceiling collapsed and was destroyed. In the past, it was considered one of the most beautiful buildings in İzmir, but it’s hard to notice that in its current state. However, it is still possible to see within the ruins, the remains of the handsome ark and the beautiful holy chest.
The synagogue had a small religious school that also resembled a synagogue. These schools, which were usually located in the foyer leading to the prayer hall, served as small prayer houses, as well as places for the study of the Torah.