Jewish Egypt

January 7, 2024    
1:00 pm

with Louise Arwas

Over the course of our virtual tour we will be time travelling: From the time of Moses, through to the Golden Age of Egyptian Jewry, and right up to present day Jewish Egypt. We will visit an Egypt that was tolerant and open, yet indigenous and traditional, where Jews and their Muslim neighbors lived harmoniously, and extended, multigenerational families lived seemingly safe and joyous existences. We will be journeying through world history and Jewish history (and some of my own family history), and along the way we’ll stop at some of the most iconic Jewish sites in Egypt. We will remember what was – and maybe what can be again someday.

Louise Arwas is originally from London. Her father, grandparents and great-grandparents came from Alexandria, Egypt, but were expelled, together with 30,000 Jews, during the Suez Crisis of 1956. She is currently involved in several related education projects, including organizing heritage tours to Cairo and Alexandria with former community members.

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