Inside Jewish Morocco | May 2018

May 7, 2018 - May 14, 2018

Click here to apply. Application deadline January 15, 2018. 

Inside Jewish Morocco is an opportunity to engage with a truly unique and historic North-African Jewish community. Explore the culture and history Fez, Meknes, Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech, and their distinct, but interconnected Jewish communities.

To learn more click here for a FAQ.

Itinerary Highlights:
  • Explore the ancient Jewish communities of Fez, Meknes, Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech, while connecting with local Moroccan community members
  • 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!

Trip Dates: May 7-14, 2018 (not including travel time)

Participation Fee: $1,500 USD *Price does not include international airfare

The trip cost includes:

  • Local transportation within Morocco
  • Meals
  • Hotel accommodations
  • 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 will be due two months prior to the trip.
 
About JDC in Morocco: For the past decade Morocco has enjoyed unprecedented stability under the rule of King Mohammed VI, who remains popular with his people despite developments in the region. The millennia-old Jewish community of Morocco traces itself back to the destruction of the Second Temple and the expulsion from Spain in 1492. Rich with history and Sephardic tradition, Jewish life in Morocco today is strong and dynamic, with some 3,000 Jews living in Casablanca and smaller communities sprinkled throughout the country’s periphery. JDC began working in Morocco in the 1940s, assisting refugees from Nazi Europe who had escaped to Tangier. Throughout the country, JDC partners with and provides critical assistance to local Jewish institutions to help implement a range of relief, education, and community strengthening programs.

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