This is the bigger of the two synagogues in the Kuzguncuk neighbourhood in Üsküdar district. The Bet Yaakov Synagogue is also known as Kehilla Santral (Central Synagogue) or Kal de Abaşo (Lower Synagogue) among the local population. Although it was said to be built just beside a Greek Orthodox Church in 1878, later research shows that this historical building could have been constructed earlier than 1878. The Bet Yaakov Synagogue is open to service every Saturday and on every Jewish holiday as well as for special ceremonies like Bar-Mitzvahs, Brith Milas, Vijolas, weddings and funerals. In this beautiful synagogue, the Sukot festival is organized by the board members of the Kuzguncuk Jewish Community and the whole Jewish Community of Istanbul gets to take part in the celebrations.