jewish heritage

Morocco Jewish Heritage Tour from Casablanca – 8 days

This 8-day Morocco Jewish Heritage Tour is organized by Marrakech Art Tours for tourists who want to learn about the rich history and distinctive culture of Morocco’s Jewish population. There are Jewish Mellahs, historic cemeteries, and gorgeous synagogues in each of Morocco’s major cities.The Beth-El, Temple Em Habanim, and Temple Neve Shalom synagogues in Casablanca rank among the most significant sites to see. The only museum dedicated to Moroccan Judaism in the Arab world, the Museum of Moroccan Judaism provides insight into the city’s Moroccan Jewish legacy.
You can go see the tomb of Meknes’s patron, Rabbi David ben Imdan, while you’re in the city. There are up to eleven synagogues in the new Mellah, eight of which are still in operation.Fes is regarded as a superb illustration of Moroccan Jews’ medieval past. Rabbi Isaac Elfasi, one of the most prominent Talmud scholars, lived in Fes.

Approximately 5,000 Jews resided in the tiny Mellah in Sefrou, making up a third of the town’s population at the time of Moroccan independence in 1956. Given that it comprises about 50% of the current city, Jewish ancestry is still very evident.Take a Jewish Heritage tour of Marrakech to see the Lazama Synagogue and discover the Jewish Mellah.

The vibrant Jewish community of Essaouira played a significant role in Moroccan society, particularly in the growth of the city’s economy. Explore the freshly opened Simon Attias Synagogue, take a tour of its museum, and pay a visit to the Jewish cemeteries in Bet Ha-Knesset. The village is becoming a more popular destination for pilgrims, and as a representation of goodwill across cultures, the dilapidated Jewish buildings are gradually being renovated.

 

Sahara and Anti-Atlas

Discover the Mystique of the Sahara and Anti-Atlas On 11-Day

Explore the historic Berber granaries on this remarkable itinerary as you set out on a riveting tour across the stunning scenery of the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. Stretching over North Africa, the Sahara is the largest scorching desert in the world and presents a spectacular view of enormous golden dunes and peaceful seclusion. Nomadic Berber villages have flourished for generations under the infinite sky, created by the shifting dunes. In stark contrast to the vastness of the desert, the Anti-Atlas Mountains display a striking landscape featuring deep canyons and unusual natural treasures of Morocco.

Discover the historic Berber granaries as you wind through this rocky landscape. These structures demonstrate the creative architectural ability of the native people who formerly kept their priceless grains in these enduring buildings. Take in the traditional way of life of the Berber people while immersing yourself in their rich history and culture against the breathtaking backdrop of the Sahara and  Anti-Atlas. This tour offers a unique combination of adventure, cultural immersion, and the opportunity to see how resilient ancient civilizations were against the stunning backdrop of these natural treasures of Morocco.