Day 1252

Ahaba Ve Ahva

June 4th, 2015

Ahaba Ve Ahva is a congregation of Egyptian Jews. That much I know. The details get a little confusing, though. A panel to the left of the entrance states that the congregation was established in 1928 in Cairo. The Historical Society of Jews from Egypt, an organization formed at the congregation's old synagogue, claims that Ahaba Ve Ahva was established in 1963 in Brooklyn and was the first congregation of Egyptian Jews in the US (scroll down). The congregation's own website says that it was founded in 1979, although that may refer to the year that the congregation first acquired its own building.

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