Matan Baseter, one of the oldest institutions of the Turkish Jewish Community in terms of social assistance and solidarity, has contributed to the proper and honorable life of thousands of people/ family in need for more than a century.
This helping hand, which has extended to those in need since 1917, took its place in a roof organization that includes other social services as well as Matan Baseter as a result of an evolutionary process that will catch up with the new generation today: YAD.
‘YAD’ means ‘EL’ in Hebrew. In a sense in Turkish, ‘EL’ means foreigner.
At the same time, ‘EL’ is the hand extended for help. It reminds you of always being ready to help.
For this reason, the purpose of YAD’s existence is to provide opportunities to ensure the continuity and sustainability of Jewish life (society), to improve the opportunities for those in need in our society to lead a respectable life, to make them feel happy, to reach and touch them, to take care to help.