The Synagogues of Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, selected sites

In the summer of 2017, a Diarna research team to Egypt was granted unprecedented access to digitally document 13 synagogues as well as other Jewish historical sites. Most of these structures had been closed or otherwise off-limits, a status they held, in some cases, for decades. Follow in the footsteps of Diarna’s researchers as you explore this online exhibit of synagogues in Cairo and Alexandria, poignant reminders of Egypt’s enduring Jewish cultural heritage.

Photographs by Joshua Shamsi, Diarna’s Lead Photographer and Outreach Director.

Videos by Joshua Sundby.

Diarna is grateful for the invaluable support of the Government of Egypt, La Goutte de lait/Drop of Milk Association, and the Jewish Community of Cairo.

Diarna also benefited from the advice and support of the United States Department of State, the United States Embassy at Cairo, the United States Consulate in Alexandria, ARCE, CoP, R. A. Baker, and R. Bilboul.

This research expedition was made possible by a generous grant from the Cahnman Foundation.

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The Synagogues of Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, selected sites