|BASSATINE NEWS the ONLY Jewish newsletter reporting directly from Egypt|
|A Community Chronicle put out by the Jewish Community Council (JCC) of Cairo since 1995|
and the extended family of the late
CARMEN M WEINSTEIN
express their appreciation to
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Egypt
for his kind letter of condolence
Madga-Tania Chehata Haroun Silvera (Maggy to her friends) was born in Alexandria on 13 July 1952, the older of Chehata and Marcel Haroun’s two daughters. Magda attended the Lycee Francais School in Bab El Louk, Cairo before graduating from Cairo University’s School of Applied Arts. Later, she joined the firm of Haroun & Haroun Patents/Trademarks and Legal Affairs partnering with her lawyer sister Nadia C. Haroun.
The Haroun sisters were raised in a home where humanitarian values were sacred. Their father, Maitre Haroun (1920-2001), was a man of definite convictions and the reputed humanist and founding member of the Tagamu Party along with other leading Egyptian politicians.
A mother of two university graduate daughters, Magda Haroun is fluent in Arabic, French, English and moderate Italian and is fond of painting and handicrafts.
Magda Haroun was unanimoulsy elected JCC president at an extraordinary general assembly meeting held in the afternoon of Monday, 15 April 2013. It was attended by various senior members of Cairo's Jewish community.
Al Ahram Weekly issue 526 Humanist Against the Odds 22-28 March 2001 by Khaled Dawoud
Associated Press (AP) Story of Egypt's Jews: Rich, complex, not yet over 16 April 2003 by Donna Bryson
20th Century JCC presidents included an enobled banker, a finance minister, an Olympic champion/department store tycoon and a conservationist-playwright. The last two JCC presidents were women. Magda Haroun is the third member of the female gender to occupy the post.
JCC PRESIDENTS FROM 1900 to APRIL 2013:
former JCC president Carmen Weinstein funeral and interview with incumbent JCC President Magda C Haroun on CBC (Egypt) Television
YouTube PART I and
Documentary on Jews Restores Faded Memories
Bassatine News regrets to announce the death on Monday 20 May 2013 in Paris of the Egyptian-born
Issue 1 |
Issue 2 |
Issue 3 |
Issue 4 |
Issue 5 |
Issue 6 |
Issue 7 |
Issue 8 |
Issue 9 | Issue 10 | Issue 11 | Issue 12 | Issue 13 | Issue 14 | Issue 15 | Issue 16 |
Issue 17 | Issue 18 | Issue 19 | Issue 20 | Issue 21 | Issue 22 | Issue 23 |
Issue 24 | Issue 25 | Issue 26 | Issue 27 | Issue 28 | Issue 29 | Issue 30 | Issue 31 |
Issue 32 | Issue 33 | Issue 34 | Issue 35 | Issue 36 | Issue 37 | Issue 38 |
press clippings |
carmen weinstein obituaries |
cemetery map |
Shaar Hashamayim | Meyr Biton Temple | About Us | index |
sign our guestbook or send your feedback to Bassatine News and read what others wrote during the last 10 years!
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008-09 2010-13
C O N T A C TJewish Community Council (JCC) of Cairo
# 13 Sabil El Khazindar Street
Midan al-Geish, Abbassia, Cairo
tel: +20 2 2482-4613 - tel/fax +20 2 2736-9639
open daily 10:00 to 15:00
Friday 10:00 to 17:00
Ben Ezra Synagogue in Fostat (Old Cairo)
For visits to other Cairo synagogues or Bassatine Cemetery contact JCC
please note the Jewish Community Council of Alexandria is an independent entity separate from the Jewish Community Council of Cairo