Sunday, July 07, 2019

Cairo Jewish community loses one more member

The Jewish Community of Cairo has announced the death of Marcelle, mother of the current president, Magda Haroun.

Marcelle Haroun

 Marcelle was married to politician Shehata Haroun  and they had three daughters: Nadia  predeceased Marcelle. Another had a terminal illness and died many years previously.

Announcing Marcelle's death aged 93, the JCC said: "With her passing, the Jewish Community in Cairo has regretfully lost one of its pillars who will be sorely missed."

The shiva for Marcelle will be held on on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 2019 pm at the Adly St synagogue. 

Marcelle's passing reduces the total of Jews in the Egyptian capital to five.

Jerusalem Post article 

Magda blames antisemitism on ignorance

No comments: