Rosh Ha-Har Synagogue
In the upper part of Karataş, Konak, there is a relatively small synagogue named "Rosh Ha-Har", indicating its location at the top of the mountain.
This synagogue is one of the synagogues built after Jews living in the old quarter around the market moved to the Karataş neighborhood on the hill, in the late 19th century. The synagogue was built in the 19th century, some believe in 1901, along with other prayer houses that served the local community but ceased to exist.
A wall surrounds the synagogue compound, like with many others in the Ottoman Empire. Within the synagogue courtyard, there were several functions that served the community. The synagogue has a fine ark with a handsome staircase that leads to it, and across it, three holy chests, as is customary in some of the ancient synagogues in Izmir. There are two smaller cabinets, and the central holy chest is located between them.
This charming and small synagogue is only open for Jewish holidays.