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Roger Abadi Email
15 hours ago

City Vancouver

State British Columbia

Country Canada

Great website ,very informative .Please send updates.I was born in Egypt ,left after being interned in Abou Zaabal .

Simon Hassine Email

City Miami, Fl

State Florida

Country USA

My name is Simon Hassine I was first President of AZA Cairo. You were good enough to publish our first and second bulletin for many years. I came to visit your web now and then and remember the good old days. Sadly, you seem to have erased our story altogether. Any special reason?

I would appreciate it if you would re-publish our story and I thank you in advance.

Simon Hassine


Sue Email

City Buckingham

State Buckinghamshire

Country United Kingdom


Can anyone offer any information about a marriage and/or the persons who married.

Ezra Isaac Sciama (son of Isaac Ezra Sciama, a stockbroker) married Ida Mizrahi (daughter of Yahouda Yehia Mizrahi, a merchant) on 14.March.1907 - the marriage was registered with British Consul General at Alexandria, Egypt.

A daughter, Jeanne Sciama, was born on 22.October.1910 to Ezra and Ida.

Kind regards

I would love to hear any details, from anyone, who may recognise these names.

omer Email

City new haven

State CT

Country USA


As a Muslim-Jewish-history scholar, i am on a mission to seek an apology from the Egyptian government for the plight of the Egyptian Jews. then seek the restoration of Jewish asserts in Egypt to their rightful owners. your prayers are appreciated.

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Elie Coussa Email

City Greenfield Park

State Quebec

Country Canada

I'm born in Alexandria Egypt, I went to College St-Marc. I graduated in 1967.
I'm looking for a friend " Henri Forte" who used to live in Sidi-Bishr.tg


Home Page http://www.Lux4home.com

City Tokio

State Tokio

Country Japan

do somebody know something about my grandfather, uncle und father Nessim, Elia, Victor Behar. They lived in cairo till 1950/1956 (all them spoke ladino and had also family in  Port Said)
do somebody know something about jewish refugees coming from Odessa in final years of the 19. century like my grandfather ? Kremer or my grandmother ? Abulafia?

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viviane Levy Email

City Westfield

State NJ

Country USA

I wish to announce to you that Levana Zamir, President of the Association for Jews from Egypt, in Israel, will be coming to the New York area.  She will be at your synagogue in Brooklyn on Saturday the 23rd of November, 2013.  I hope that you will look for her, and maybe you might have a smal Kiddush in her honor.  She is coming to New York because she will be one of the guests at the U.N., at a special session entitled "The Forgotten Refugees", on Thursday the 21st of November, 2013.

Shabbat Shalom,
viviane Levy

Raul Email

City Bismarck

State ND

Country USA

So pleased that I had the chance to stop by and say hello. You have a very nicely assembled website. Just goes to show what hard work and dedication to a project does. It eventually pays off. Good job!

Galiah Bukszpan 

City San Diego

State California

Country USA

I left Egypt in 1956 - I was 17 years old.
I felt nostalgic for 25 years ...!
I am very happy to have found your site, and look forward to the information
you have gathered.

My heart-felt thanks,
galiah bukszpan 

varda duer Email

City herzliya

State Israel

Country Israel

Like to find connections between NAhmad family in CAIRO and Damascus, my grand father is Ezra Nahmad from Cairo sone of David Nahmad, I was born in Cairo, my mother Victoriaa Nahmad married Yacob Douer from Damascus. I found Namad amily also in Syria, is there any information about connection?

Ness Pessah Email

City Gainesville

State FL

Country USA

Borne and raised in Egypt
. Left in the 50'
Never went back,never had the desire to do so

Solomon Green 

City London

State London

Country England

There were two branches of the Green family in Egypt.  One in Cairo and one in Alexandria.  They were descended from two brothers (originally called Ghren) who took Tuscan nationality between 1838 and 1842.  The Alexandria branch were connected with cotton and were wealthy enough to found one of that City's major synagogues.

As a member of the Cairo branch I had always been keen to meet or correspond with a member of the Alexandria branch and I was very excited when a few years ago I talked on the telephone to Professor Andre Green (whose Wilkipedia entry is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9_Green).  Unfortunately his father who was part of the Alexandria branch had quarrelled with his siblings and, after moving to Cairo, lost touch with them.  Sadly Andre died a year or two ago.

Does anyone know a member of the Alexandria branch?

Marie Denise Benn Email

City Bournemouth

State Dorset

Country UK

I am originally from Alexandria and am looking for people I may have known.   Maiden name Berro

Renee-Michele Sasson Email

Home Page n/a

City Tallahassee

State Florida

Country USA

I learned mcuh from reading "My Last Years In Egypt" and thank Joseph Hakim Pob. I have also recently read about the Jewish poplulation in Greece,(Salonika, Turkey, and Italy. My interest is in understanding or discovering what happened to my father and mother-in-law as young people, and why their families emigrated to Alexandria from Salonika and Istanbul respectively. Albert Sasson, my father-in-law stowed away on a ship at the age of 10 leaving Salonika for Alexandria because his family was slaughtered in Greece. As an orphan he grew up in Egypt, learned the trade of electrician and married Rose Gormezano whose family had emigrated from Turkey. Rose's father was a rabbi. Their son was my husband, Michel Sasson, who was a child prodigy violinist. He attended St. Andrew's school in Alexandria. He has recently passed away this past March. I would be grateful for any information about his family history. I teach Humanities at Tallahassee Community College and always include as much as I can in both the Pre-histoy to Baroque Humanities and the Baroque to Modern Humanities as I can about the Jewish peoples and their history starting with Canaan, in Mesopotamia and the Diasporas and Exoduses through WWII and beyond to what I know about the various groups, Saphardic and Ashkenazy. I work at promoting understanding and tolerance through a mutliculturalistic approach.

David Silvera Email

Home Page 322 Caversham Road

City Bryn Mawr

State PA, 19010

Country USA

Thank you for your website. I have been researching my family's history and have not had much luck. My father Alain Silvera was born in Alexandria in 1930 to Sion Silvera and Vera Miloslavsky. He grew up in Alexandria and graduated from Victoria College before coming to the US and settling here after his education.

I have been trying to learn more about his life and my grandfather's life in Alexandria. Were there any other Silvera's in the community?  I understand that they lived on Rue Bolanachi.  Are there any other sources that you think I can find?  I can be reached at my email (dsilvera@rosemontpartnersllc.com) or by telephone in the US at 610-260-2604.

Thank you,


Rose Cotton Email

City Derry

State Washington

Country USA

Awesome site!

Ahmed Abdelfattah Email

City Cairo

State Cairo

Country Egypt

I am chronically sad about the barbarian crime of deporting egyptian jews out of their country, waiting for the pleasure of meeting some of you

Edward Caldwell Email

Home Page http://rangerselfdefense.ocm

City Bellingham

State WA

Country USA

Great website.  I became a Torah observant (non Jew) this year.  Its the best change I ever made.  Looking forward to Teruah and Yom Kipporim.

Zav Half Email

City Bobos

State NJ

Country USA

We usefull site - I am from ejypt too.
Zav מכשירי שמיעה

ibrahim Email

Home Page http://www.yegingroup.com

City Alanya

State Antalya

Country Turkey

It is good to know that there is such a site ! 

giovanni amadei Email

City toronto

State ontario

Country canada

I acquired a Jewish, wooden framed, stained-glass Arch from Cairo,
with a Star of David in the middle of the Arch, from an antique dealer in Toronto.
I would like to know if anyone can tell me which building it came from?
Who can I talk to?

Jack Debehar Email

City New York

State New York

Country USA

I am trying to locate a family from Egypt, last name SCHWARTZ. I believe Mrs. Zamir can help to locate them. How can I get in touch with her?
Jack Debehar

Sue Email

City Milton Keynes

State Buckinghamshire

Country United Kingdom


Just wondering whether anyone reading this wonderfully interesting site remembers anything about the Shama family who lived at 41 Rue Aly El Leisse, Alexandria, Egypt during the 1940s.

Please, if anyone knows anything I would love you to get in touch.

Many thanks and kindest regards
from Sue
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