Information about Jewish Alexandria

Jewish Alexandria featured by Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue. It is a Jewish synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt. Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue Alexandria located in Nabi Daniel street. It built in 1354. Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue Alexandria was bombed by the French during their invasion of Egypt in 1798. It re-built in 1850 with contributions from the Mohammad Ali Dynasty. Although services still held in the synagogue, it now caters to a small community of Jewish. This is due to the dwindling number of Jews in Alexandria.

Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue is one of the largest synagogues in the Middle East. This magnificent Italian-built structure served Alexandria’s once thriving and cosmopolitan Jewish community. The interior of the synagogue features immense marble columns and space for more than seven hundred people. With brass name plates still affixed to the regular seats of male worshipers. Since the wars with Israel and the 1956 Suez Crisis, the community has dwindled. Rarely musters the 10 men necessary to hold a service. If you want to get a glimpse of what the Jewish community was like in the prime, get to Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue.