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Sha'ar Hashamayim Synagogue (Cairo), Egypt

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3 Sekat Al Moughrabi
Al Fawalah
Abdeen
Cairo Governorate
Egypt


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The Sha'ar Hashamayim Synagogue (lit. Gate of Heaven) is located in Cairo, Egypt. The synagogue was also known as Temple Ismailia and the Adly Street Synagogue.
Its long-time leader was Chief Rabbi Chaim Nahum. In 2008, the synagogue marked its 100th anniversary. The synagogue was built in a style evoking ancient Egyptian temples, and was once the largest building on the boulevard.When the synagogue opened in 1899, there was a vibrant Jewish community in Cairo. The last time the synagogue was full was in the 1960s. Today the community numbers 6 members, most of them older women.Although it is considered a Sephardic synagogue, many Ashkenazi Jews were members of the congregation and contributed to its construction and upkeep.In February 2010, a booby-trapped suitcase was hurled at the synagogue from a nearby hotel. The suitcase caught fire, but no one was hurt and no damage was reported.

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Sha'ar Hashamayim Synagogue (Cairo)

Address: 3 Sekat Al Moughrabi, Al Fawalah, Abdeen, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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