Moroccan King Attends Shul Inauguration In Casablanca


Morocco’s King Mohammed VI attended the inauguration of the historic Ettedgui Synagogue and the adjacent El Mellah Jewish Museum last week in Casablanca.

The ceremony to rededicate the synagogue museum is part of an effort by the Moroccan government to restore Casablanca’s Old Medina. A government grant of about $844,000 funded most of the restorations.

Serge Berugo, head of the Council of Moroccan Jewish Communities, told Maghreb Arab Presse that the restoration of the synagogue and the museum will include exhibits with paintings retracing the history of Judaism in Morocco and “will also preserve the authentic Moroccan identity.”

“The synagogue and museum’s restoration display the King’s commitment to conserving spaces of cultural dialogue and coexistence,” Berugo added.

Morocco was once home to more than 250,000 Jews, many of whom immigrated to Israel in the mid-20th century. But recent efforts have been made by Morocco to protect its Jewish history and to encourage Jewish tourism. JNS.ORG



  1. Before we say “yasher koach” to the Moroccons, let us not forget that this Arab-state has sent its soldiers to fight against the State of Israel in almost every war, including 1948, 1967, 1973, and Shalom HaGalil.

  2. You don’t remember the good things in history .who received the juish population from Spain many century ago after the Muslim state defeated in al andalus and the Christians want to burn them ? Any way Israel did lot killing I. Meadel east and the Moroccan juish they dont agree with this extermination of Palestinians and Syrian to get the land .face it .stop a war in middle east .stop the occupation .no needs of that we lived in peace with juish before israel and as Moroccan respect all the believes but no respect for killing kids and women …


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