Travel around Morocco and you will discover its wealth of Jewish historical sites and monuments, cemeteries, synagogues and villages. Jewish history is deep rooted in Morocco from many centuries ago until just the last century. Travel in the mountain regions and visit villages once inhabited by Jewish families, where cemeteries are still maintained and synagogues opened to enter. In the Imperial Cities and medinas, there are many architectural reminders and archaeological sites of the Jewish heritage in Morocco. Each city has its Jewish Quarter called Mellah, and they are well preserved, some still with Jewish merchants trading in goods.
Our tours are customised to reflect your particular interests and locations; they are Kosher friendly and are suited to groups, families and friends.
Trip Highlights could include:
In Casablanca: Museum of Moroccan Judaism displaying collections of religious books, costumes and artefacts which reflecting the rich past of the Jewish civilization. Casablanca is home to the largest Jewish community in Morocco and has numerous congregations, active communal institutions, and many highly recommended kosher restaurants. The Beth-El, Em Habanim and Neve Chalom Synagogues.
In Fes; Visit the Mellah, built in the 14th century, once home of most influential Talmudic scholars of all times such as Rabbi Isaac Alfasi and Maimonides in the years 1160 to 1165. See the cemetery where the Rabbis and the Saints of the Jewish community are buried. Some of the tombs are over 1600 years old. Walk in the Mellah to admire the beautiful Hispano-Moorish building style brought by the Jews from Andalucia in the Kingdom of Granada and visit the 17th century Aben Danan synagogue.
In Meknes; Visit the Jewish quarter and its old cemetery facing the former Hebraic Thalmud-Thora school. There are Hebraic epitaphs dating from the Christian era and Greek inscriptions still appearing in the local Synagogues. There are 11 synagogues in the new Jewish quarter of which eight are still functioning today.
In Marrakech; Visit the 16th century Jewish quarter which has recently ben renovated and visit the Rabbi Hanania Hacohen cemetery, the burial place of Rabbi Mordekhai Ben Attar and Rabbi Pinhas Hacohel.
There are options to attend a Jewish Shabbat service and to enjoy dinner at the home of a Rabbi; these are just a few of the highlights of the tour possibilities.
Accommodations can be 3*4*or 5* in typical riads or luxury boutique hotels and kasbah Hotels. Send us an email with your preferred number of days, group number and accommodation preferences, we will put together tour proposals for you and customize your Jewish Heritage Tour in Morocco.
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