Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue (Alexandria)

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Coordinates: 31°11′56″N 29°54′01″E / 31.19889°N 29.90028°E / 31.19889; 29.90028

Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue
كنيس النبي إلياهو
בית הכנסת אליהו הנביא
Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue in Alexandria.jpg
Street view of synagogue exterior
Basic information
Location Nabi Daniel Street
Egypt Alexandria, Egypt
Geographic coordinates 31°11′56″N 29°54′1″E / 31.19889°N 29.90028°E / 31.19889; 29.90028
Affiliation Orthodox Judaism
Rite Sephardic
Country Egypt
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Abandoned

Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue is a synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt. It is located in Nabi Daniel street. Built in 1354, it was bombed by the French during their invasion of Egypt in 1798, and was re-built in 1850 with contributions from the Muhammad Ali Dynasty.[1] Although services are still held in the synagogue, it now caters to a very small community due to the dwindling number of Jews in Alexandria.[2][3] The synagogue was closed for the 5773 (2012) High Holidays because of security reasons.[4]

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