MUSEUM OF MOROCCAN JUDAISM OF CASABLANCA

A  Museum of History and Ethnography

The Museum of Moroccan Judaism of Casablanca is a museum of history and ethnography, created by the Jewish Community of Casablanca in 1997 with the support of the Foundation of Jewish-Moroccan Cultural Heritage. It uses world-class standards of conservation for its national and international collections.

 

Jews in the Context of Moroccan Civilization

The Museum of Moroccan Judaism presents religious, ethnographic and artistic objects that demonstrate the history, religion, traditions and daily life of Jews in the context of Moroccan civilization.

 

Exhibits, Libraries and Seminars

The Museum, which covers an area of 700 square meters, is the first of its kind in the Arab world. It consists of:
  • A large multipurpose room, used for exhibitions of painting, photography and sculpture;
  • Three other rooms, with windows containing exhibits on religious and family life (oil lamps, Torahs, chanukah lamps, clothing, marriage contracts (ketubot) Torah covers…) and exhibits on work life;
  • Two rooms displaying complete Moroccan synagogues;
  • A document library, a video library and a photo library.

The Museum offers guided visits, sponsors seminars and conferences on Jewish-Moroccan history and culture, and organizes video and slide presentations.

On special request, it organizes group visits in Arabic, French, English or Spanish.

 
MUSEUM OF MOROCCAN JUDAISM OF CASABLANCA
81. rue chasseur Jules Gros

Casablanca-Oasis

Director: Simon Levy

Curator – Zhor Rehihil

Telephone:  (212) 22 9949 40

Fax: (212) 22 99 49 41

e-mail: museejudaismemaroc@wanadoo.net.ma

 

Open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm (and Sundays by appointment)

Admission: 20 dh

With guide: 30 dh

 

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