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Isaac Mosseri Email

City Ein Hahoresh

State Israel

Country Israel

I was born in 1939 at Alexandria and make Aliah to Israel via Italy at 1949. From that time i am living in Israel in a Kibutz.
I make a family tree but it missed my father ancestors.
I look for a relatives of my father Marco or Marc Mosseri that lived in Alexandria until our Aliah at 1949. ilook for my grandfather and grandmother of my father side, don't know their names, born date and other informations. may be we have relatives in the Mosseri Cairo branch.
please i would apreciate any help or informations.

Susannah Lewis 

City Cercedilla

State Madrid

Country Spain

I am currently trying to research my great-grandmother ESTHER MENASCE in order to find out if there is any way I can authenticate her sephardic background. Her daughter, my grandmother, Renée Chamay was born in Alexandria in 1907 and I have a document signed by Prof. Raphael della Pergola in 1912, who was the GRAND RABBIN at the time, to certify the register of her birth (and naming her mother, my great-grandmother) within the Communauté Israelite á Alexandrie. I would be very grateful indeed for any advice and would happily make a donation to the historical society that can help me authenticate Esther's membership of the Sephardic Community and also Rabbi della Pergola's status.

Robert Khalifa Email

City Montreal

State Quebec

Country Canada

I accidentally came across some pictures of the Vitali Madjar synagogue in Heliopolis. I felt like someone gave me an electric shock when I saw those pictures. I felt both happy and sad at the same time. We were living in the house located at the back of the court yard between the synagogue and the school [Abraham Btesh or Abram Btesh]. I went to that school for my elementary schooling until October 1956 and in March 1959, I had my Bar Mitzvah at that synagogue. We left Egypt in August 1963 and I always dream of our time there. I make it a point to describe life there and talk about these days to my daughter and grand children.

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victor moustaki 

City fort lauderdale

State fl

Country usa

Expelled from Egypt with my family in 1956.  On the first ship of refugees out of Alexandria.  Arrived in Venice and then to Paris, all without a home or work permit.  Finally to the US in 1960 - home.

Isaac Zafrani  Email

City Brooklyn

State NY

Country USA

My father was born in Cairo, my great grandfather with his children and grandchildren left Egypt to Israel, his name was Joseph Zafrani. He was very famous for being extremely wealthy and having two wives which from one he had 10 children and the other 9. They arrived to Israel with 70 siblings, the prime minister then Ben gurion came to great them and all the media, I have rare pictures of those moments. They all received apartments in Ramat Gan. Some stayed in Israel some came to NY. B"H in both countries we have seen success both spiritually and financially. Blessed is our ה' that always watches over us. הנה לא ינום ולא ישן שומר ישראל. Currently we pray in the famous Egyptian synagogue Ahaba V'ahva in Brooklyn NY.


City São Paulo

State SP

Country Brazil

I´ll write in french !

J´aimerai connaitre des personnes venues d´Egypte et qui habitent à S.Paulo ! C´est drôle, pour les egyptiens
qui frequentent le fameux club de luxe A Hebraica, chacun se sent superieur à l´autre ! Par ex. ceux qui habitaient à Haret el Yahoud, ici, ils sont devenus des Messieurs !!
Comme j´habitai le Caire, tout juste à côté du temple
Ismaiilia, Shaar al Shamaim ! c´etait beaucoup mieux! 
Je suis ici depuis Novembre 1957.


Netanel Cicurel 

City New York

State New York

Country USA


Hi. I am jew.


Me too, thanks.


City Cairo

State N/A

Country Egypt

Hello, like the idea of a website for perserving Egyptian jewish heritage. And I hope one day they may return to their home country Egypt.

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Charles Gattegno 

City North Bondi

State New South Wales

Country Australia

Seeking information on the Births deaths and marriages of Jews in Alexandria and Cairo

Dahlia Krouk  Email

City Portland

State ME

Country USA

Lived in Alexandria till 1949 and was seven. Would like to read more personal stories. Am writing a memoir for my grandchildren and need more information. Would like to find the friends I knew in Alexandria.

pete gomori 

City brooklyn

State ny

Country 11218

Just finished the book: City of the Sun by Julian Maio published by Greenleaf Books, 2014 and was inspired.

I would like to know more about the rich history of the Jewish people of Egypt.

greg Email

City new york

State ny

Country usa

hello, nice site my email is gbreezy820@gmail.com

Kathleen Cullen Todora Email

City Sun City

State Arizona

Country USA

My maternal family surnames are listed along with many others to the Gormenzano descendants.....including Cullen, Elliott, Davis, Case and Cox.   My daughter and I are returning Sephardic Jews and wish to know more about our heritage.
Thank you, Kathleen

Marcia Levy 

City Larchmont

State NY

Country Westchester

My late husband, Alain Levy, of blessed memory, was born and grew up until age 16 in Alexandria.

Luna levy Email

City San diego

State Ca

Country USA

My father name was Mateo Levy my mother Fortunee Levy.
We left Cairo Egypt during the 6 day in 1967 i was 7 years old.
So glad to have found this site.

Maurice Maley nee Maleh Email

City Cheam

State Surrey

Country England

Born in Cairo on the 4th November 1943 and came to England in May 1956

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Stefano Fuschetto Email

City Gallarate

State Lombardy

Country Italy

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Allison Boroda Email

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City Lubbock

State TX

Country USA

My dad was born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1944.  He attended Collège Saint-Marc as a child.  My grandfather owned an import/export company when they were kicked out of Egypt in the 50's.  I would like to learn more about my family's history before they were forced to leave the country.  I believe it is an important part of my heritage as a Sephardic Jew.
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