The Jews of Egypt: From the Bible to the Golden Age and the Abraham Accords
Wednesday, February 8
USA 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET
UK 8:00 pm / France 09:00 pm / Israel 10:00 pm
The talk will last approximately 90 minutes
About this talk
The Jewish Community in Egypt is as old as the Jewish tradition itself.
We will follow the Jewish presence from the time of the Bible until its
Golden Age, from around 1870 until the Suez Crisis in 1956. We will relive the
belle epoque - with Alexandrian born Alec Nacamuli - a time when Egyptian Jews
enjoyed prosperity and relative calm, and we will discover their influence
in commerce, culture and government circles. We will learn about their communal
and religious life, and their relationship with their Muslim neighbors.
About Louise and Alec
Louise Arwas is originally from London. Her father,
grandparents and great-grandparents were all born in Egypt. She is involved in several
related education projects, including organizing heritage tours to
Cairo and Alexandria with former community members.
Alec Nacamuli was born in 1943 in Alexandria, Egypt. In 1956 his family left Egypt and settled in Switzerland. In 1966 Alec moved to London to pursue a Master's Degree. He is an active member of the Association of Egyptian Jews and returned to Egypt on multiple occasions. Alec is the Chairman of Sephardi Voices UK.