The Alexandria Eliahu HaNavi Synagogue

On 10th June we hosted our second Zoom event, a discussion on the reopening and rededication of the Eliahu HaNavi Synagogue in Alexandria. Just before Coronavirus changed our lives, 180 Jews from all over the world gathered in the Eliahu HaNavi synagogue. As they sat in their father's seats the synagogue was filled with the sound of a full congregation on Shabbat for the first time in over 60 years.

Josyane Gold left Egypt as a baby, Elie Chilton and Alec Nacamuli as teenagers. We heard them speak about the organisational feat of arranging this trip, the emotions it brought out and the importance of a cultural and physical heritage.

You can watch the full event here.

SVUK is grateful for the support of The Exilarch's Foundation, The KC Shasha Charitable Foundation & The Shoresh Charitable Trust

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