jewish heritage tours in Morocco
Jewish heritage tours in Morocco are an opportunity for an unique cultural tour to explore a part of the history, traditions and culture of the Jewish community in Morocco . Discover the old Jews quarters and their Andalusian architecture, the unique Jewish Museum in Africa and the Islamic world, Judaica and antiques in some fine stores of the old cities, old and modern synagogues, the Moroccan Jewish cuisine.
We created this amazing private Jewish heritage tours especially for those wishing to discover the country’s Jewish quarters and culture including a taste of the Berber and the Nomad life style.
We specialize in both group and private Jewish heritage tours all over morocco, using the best guide’s available, organizing everything for your convenience. Our experience with the local hotels, and transport will allow you to simply enjoy the main sites and Jewish heritage at each destination in the country.
- Day 1: Casablanca: Transfer arrival (35 km/22 mi)
- Arrival to Casablanca, where you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel in the center of the dynamic economic capital of Morocco. Casablanca is home to the largest Jewish community in Morocco and has numerous congregations, active communal institutions, and many highly recommended kosher restaurants. Check-in, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
- Day 2: Casablanca - Marrakech (210 km/131 mi)
- After breakfast; we will visit the famous Hassan II Mosque. Recently built, it is the largest in the world outside Mecca (the only Mosque can be visited by non Muslims), the Jewish community contributed to the construction of this mosque, which was inaugurated in 1994. Then we will visit the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) with its temples and synagogues such as Beth-El, the largest synagogue and an important community center, seating 500 persons. The Jewish cemetery in the mellah is open and quiet, with well-kept white stone markers in French, Hebrew and Spanish. After lunch at a local Casher Restaurant (or in a seafood restaurant), we will visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism of Casablanca. It presents religious, ethnographic and artistic objects that demonstrate the history, religion, traditions and daily life of Jews in the context of Moroccan civilization. Departure to Marrakech Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
- Tour guide
History of Moroccan Jews
Note for Jews travelers in Morocco
The Conseil des Communautes Israelites du Maroc (CCIM – tel. 00 212 522 222 861 ; [email protected]) represents the Jewish community in Morocco.
To book your special tour, please fill out the form below or call our travel agency, the specialist in tailor-made jewish tours around Morocco, we will suggest amazing neighborhood jews in Casablanca and Marrakech and itineraries that include “Spiritual Morocco” which focuses specifically on the quarter’s long Jewish history.