Inside Jewish Morocco May 2017

May 7, 2017 - May 15, 2017

 Application deadline: March 6, 2017

On Inside Jewish Morocco, participants will engage with a truly unique and historic Jewish community. Though declining in numbers, the Moroccan Jewish community remains vibrant and strong. Once one of the largest Jewish communities in the world, Moroccan Jewry now number approximately 4,000.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Travel throughout Morocco to learn about the unique but interconnected Jewish communities of Fez, Meknes, Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech!
  • Participate in a meaningful dialogue about coexistence in Morocco with Jewish & Muslim teens and young professionals
  • Learn about JDC’s welfare assistance programs through home visits to elderly community members and residents of the Fred and Velva Levine Residence in Casablanca
  • Dine with Jewish community leaders and enjoy tea with the US Consul General at Villa Mirador
  • Explore the bazaars and Jewish quarters of Fez and Marrakech, Bahia Palace, King Hassan II Mosque and ancient synagogues throughout Morocco
  • Participate in a traditional cooking lesson and belly dance performance!

Click here to view the full sample itinerary.

Trip Dates: May 7-15, 2017

Trip Chairs: Joan Kagan and Analucia Lopezrevoredo

Participation Fee: $2,600 USD, not inclusive of flights

*Do not let the price of the trip stop you from applying. JDC Entwine has subsidies available. Click here to learn more.

The trip cost includes:

  • Local transportation within Morocco
  • Meals
  • Hotel Accommodations (note: the participation fee covers accommodations in double rooms; participants may elect to stay in a single room for an additional fee)
  • Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.
  • Medical and emergency evacuation insurance

Participants will be expected to submit a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 upon notification of selection.

Final payments (which may vary based on individual subsidies) will be due two months before departure.

To learn more click here for a FAQ.

Flight Details: Participants will be responsible for booking their own round-trip airfare to and from Casablanca. Travel logistics details will be shared upon notification of acceptance.

Jennifer Goldman (Inside Jewish Morocco 2013) wrote about her observations on co-existence in Morocco on our blog.

Dor Ashur (Inside Jewish Morocco 2015) blogged about reconnecting with his Moroccan heritage here.

About JDC in Morocco: From Casablanca to Tunis to Cairo, JDC is a lifeline for the small Jewish communities across Northern Africa that face some of the greatest challenges in supporting their needy. Since the Second World War, when JDC assisted refugees fleeing Nazi Europe and discovered some of the poorest Jews on the planet living in isolated communities across the continent, JDC’s steadfast support has helped ensure that the region’s often widely dispersed Jewish populations are able to care for their most vulnerable and remain culturally vibrant and self-sustaining.

Learn more about JDC’s work in Morocco here.

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