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2021

King Tut Egyptian Street Food Truck Grand Opening

Hadia Tawadros and her husband Nader Soliman are encouraging people to "Eat like the Pharaohs" with the launch of their food truck, King Tut Egyptian Street Food. They love cooking and Egypt so decided to bring authentic Egyptian street food to the people of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

Nader Soliman and Hadia Tawadros - King Tut Egyptian Food Truck

Nader Soliman and Hadia Tawadros


This is the first food truck in the state of Ohio to feature authentic Egyptian street food.

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Fun with Maps - North Africa

Casablanca, Marrakesh, Algiers, the Barbary Coast, Morocco, the Sahara Desert, Darfur, Benghazi, Tunisia, Tripoli.

You've seen these exotic locales in movies, TV shows and the news but do you know where they are or much about them? In this episode of Fun with Maps, host Dan Hanson looks at North Africa.

Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent and contains 54 fully recognized sovereign states (countries). This first episode in a series covering Africa includes Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco (including Western Sahara), Tunisia and Sudan.

After watching you will never listen to Bob Dylan, Crosby Stills and Nash or even the US Marines Hymn the same.



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2020

Fun with Maps - The Nile River

In this episode of Fun with Maps, host Dan Hanson shows the Nile River, the longest river in the world. The Nile River and Egypt are intertwined but the Nile travels through almost a dozen countries in Africa including Sudan where the White Nile and Blue Nile merge. And, there is a surprising fact about the Nile that makes it unique.



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2019

Egyptian Cultural Garden in the works

A group has been formed to establish an Egyptian Cultural Garden, part of the chain of Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Three representatives, Samy Tanious, Bishoy Mikhail, and Hadia Tawadros made a presentation to the board of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens federation on October 21, 2019. They described the organization and displayed a mockup of the proposed Egyptian Cultural Garden.

Plan for an Egyptian Cultural Garden

Plan for an Egyptian Cultural Garden


The motion to have this group join the Federation and work to establish an Egyptian Cultural Garden passed unanimously.

Samy Tanious, Hadia Tawadros and Bishoy Mikhail

Samy Tanious, Hadia Tawadros and Bishoy Mikhail


Here is a short video of some of the presentation.




Egyptian community at One World Day

The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation hosted the 74th annual One World Day on August 25, 2019. Police estimates say that over 30,000 people visited the Gardens and attended One World Day. Though the Egyptian community does not yet have a Cultural Garden, CCGF Treasurer Sam Tanious was on hand to represent the culture.

Sam Tanious representing the Egyptian community on One World Day

Sam Tanious representing the Egyptian community on One World Day


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A highlight of One World Day is the Parade of Flags where people in costumes of their heritage carry the flags. This year was undoubtedly the largest and most colorful in memory.

Sam Tanious representing the Egyptian community on One World Day

Egyptian community represented in the Parade of Flags


Video and pictures from the Parade of Flags at 2019 One World Day


Dr. Akram Boutros inducted into Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Akram Boutros was born in Cairo Egypt. He is the second person of Egyptian heritage (Father Mikhail) to be inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame.

In his five years as the President and CEO of MetroHealth, the public health system in Cleveland, Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, has galvanized political leaders, entrepreneurs and the public around supporting community-wide health care many had taken for granted.

On April 16, 2019 Dr. Boutros was inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame by Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish.

Armond Budish inducts Dr. Akram Boutros

Armond Budish inducts Dr. Akram Boutros

Dr. Akram Boutros gives his acceptance speech

Dr. Akram Boutros gives his acceptance speech


Watch the video of Dr. Boutros being inducted and his speech.



See more photos and videos from the 2019 Cleveland International Hall of Fame inductions


Cleveland American Middle East Organization 49th anniversary

The Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian political action organization established in 1970. They celebrated their 49th anniversary at a dinner event at St. Elias Cultural Center.

CAMEO honored Dr. Nizar Zein, Mr. Husein Rabah and Mediterranean Market at the event.

CAMEO Board Members

CAMEO Board Members


Photos and video of the CAMEO 49th anniversary event

You can also see photos of many of the attendees on the CAMEO 49th Photo Page.

Husein Rabah family

Honoree Husein Rabah and family members



Sherrie Mikhail Miday speaks at Cleveland Sister Cities Conference

Sherrie Miday is a judge for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in Ohio. She is the daughter of Coptic priest Michael Edward Mikhail, an American of Egyptian descent. She was the first Egyptian-American to run for judge and the first Egyptian-American elected as a judge in US history.

She spoke at the kickoff event of the first annual Sister Cities Conference held in the Cleveland Public Library. Cleveland is a sister city with over 20 other cities from around the world. The event was led by Global Cleveland.



Sherrie Miday

Sherrie Miday


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2017

Fashions from Egypt at Cleveland multicultural party

A highlight of the 8th Annual ICC-WIN Cleveland Multicultural Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland was the International Fashion Show featuring almost 100 models from about 30 countries.

Nader Soliman and Hadia Tawadros represented Egypt.

Nader is wearing a King Tut outfit. Hadis wears a black gown with all golden beading, goldfish necklace and bracelets and fabulous golden head piece.



Nader Soliman and Hadia Tawadros representing Egypt

Nader Soliman and Hadia Tawadros
representing Egypt


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Cleveland American Middle East Organization 47th anniversary

The Cleveland American Middle East Organization (CAMEO) is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian political action organization established in 1970. They celebrated their 47th anniversary and induction of new officers at a dinner event at St. Elias Cultural Center.

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and CAMEO Board

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and CAMEO Board

Photos and video of the CAMEO event


2016

Cleveland Egyptian community at Cleveland Multicultural Event

The Cleveland Egyptian Community was represented at the 7th annual International Community Council - Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) holiday party on December 14, 2016.

120 people participated in the fashion show and each walked the runway to music from their country. Click on the white arrow to watch the short video of the Egyptian model Nadar Soliman.



Nadar Soliman

Nadar Soliman

Nadar Soliman

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Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt Exhibit at Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art Presents Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt. The Exhibition examines the myths and realities of the Egyptian kings' power through extraordinary ancient objects from the British Museum.

Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt brings 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history to life through some of the finest objects from the British Museum's vast holdings and several of Cleveland's own masterworks. The first Egyptian art exhibition organized at the Cleveland Museum of Art since 1996, Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt looks past the myth to reveal the carefully designed personas of the Egyptian kings and explore the realities of daily life for the ancient royals.

Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt, a centennial special exhibition, is on view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Hall from March 13 through June 12, 2016.

Pharaoh exhibit at Cleveland Museum of Art

Photos and videos of the Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt Exhibit







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Geography of Egypt

Geography of Egypt (from Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt Exhibit at Cleveland Museum of Art)

Map of Egypt from Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt Exhibit at Cleveland Museum of Art


2014

Egyptian Fashion at Cleveland Multicultural Event

Representatives from the Egyptian community participated in the International Community Council - Worldwide Intercultural Network's (ICC-WIN) 5th annual multicultural holiday celebration at the Global Center for Health Innovation in the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland Ohio. They modeled Egyptian costumes at the International Fashion Show which featured traditional costumes of dozens of countries.

Fashions of Egypt

Fashion of Egypt


Photos and videos of the International Fashion Show


Happy Anniversary Fr. Mikhail

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Priestly Ordination of The Very Rev. Archpriest Fr. Mikhail E. Mikhail, D.Min.

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Egyptian Festival at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church

The Cleveland Egyptian community gathered at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church for the 26th annual Egyptian Festival on August 22-24, 2014.

Little girls in Egyptian costumes  at the 2014 Egyptian Festival at St. Mark Church

Egyptian costumes for the Festival



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H.H. Pope Shenouda III Courtyard at St. Mark Church

Fountain in H.H. Pope Shenouda III Courtyard



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2013

Dr. Akram Boutros, President and CEO, MetroHealth System, hosted the Welcoming America reception at MetroHealth Hospital in Cleveland. He told how he and his family came from Egypt when he was 12 because Christians did not have any opportunity there. He spoke no English, only Arabic and French, but learned and became friends with an Israeli student who came from Jerusalem.

Dr. Akram Boutros, President and CEO, MetroHealth System

Dr. Akram Boutros


Dr. Boutros say the greatest thing about America is how you can reap the reward of your hard work.

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Egyptian dress at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church Fest

Short video ofaA traditional Egyptian dress along with some jewelry and a headdress worn at the St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church 25th Annual Egyptian Festival in Cleveland Ohio.




Papyrus and Hieroglyphics

Young boy Thomas explains papyrus and hieroglyphics at the St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church 25th Annual Egyptian Festival Egyptian.




2012

Egyptian Festival at St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church

24th Annual Egyptian Festival at St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
August 24 - 26, 2012

Father Mikhail and Lion of St. Mark

Father Mikhail and Lion of St. Mark


"Egypt is a nation that lives within us
and not a nation we live in."
His Holiness Pope Shenouda III

Our condolences to the Egyptian community and the Coptic Orthodox Church on the passing of the beloved Pope Shenouda.

Pope Shenouda in 2009

Pope Shenouda in 2009



2010



Egyptian festival - King Tut and girl in Cleveland

Fun at the 22nd Annual Egyptian Festival


22nd Annual Egyptian Festival at St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
August 27-29, 2010


Heba Mostafa and Moatasem Al Bitar at CSU International Day

Heba Mostafa and Moatasem Al Bitar at CSU International Day


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Organizations and Resources for Egyptians in Cleveland

St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church

St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church
2100 East Pleasant Valley Road. Seven Hills, OH 44131



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Egyptian History and Culture

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The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations.

A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C., and a series of dynasties ruled in Egypt for the next three millennia. The last native dynasty fell to the Persians in 341 B.C., who in turn were replaced by the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines.

It was the Arabs who introduced Islam and the Arabic language in the 7th century and who ruled for the next six centuries. A local military caste, the Mamluks took control about 1250 and continued to govern after the conquest of Egypt by the Ottoman Turks in 1517. Following the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869, Egypt became an important world transportation hub, but also fell heavily into debt. Ostensibly to protect its investments, Britain seized control of Egypt's government in 1882, but nominal allegiance to the Ottoman Empire continued until 1914.

Partially independent from the UK in 1922, Egypt acquired full sovereignty with the overthrow of the British-backed monarchy in 1952. The completion of the Aswan High Dam in 1971 and the resultant Lake Nasser have altered the time-honored place of the Nile River in the agriculture and ecology of Egypt.

A rapidly growing population (the largest in the Arab world), limited arable land, and dependence on the Nile all continue to overtax resources and stress society. The government has struggled to meet the demands of Egypt's growing population through economic reform and massive investment in communications and physical infrastructure.

(facts courtesy of CIA World Fact Book)


Lion at St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church

Lion at St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church


Egypt - 7000 year civilization display

Egypt - 7000 year civilization display at CSU International Day


Egyptian pyramid display at CSU




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