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Uncovering Jewish Morocco

by Lisa Ellen Niver

March 20, 2011 | 4:18 pm

Lisa and George in the Moroccan Desert

Get inspired about traveling to Morocco. Let your senses linger over Sephardic music, and learn new tales of your Jewish roots. Hear ideas about where to travel, what to bring and why you should go. See highlights of a recent 3-week journey and receive samples of your own possible future visit, including maps.

WHAT: Travel Talk: “Uncovering Jewish Morocco”

WHERE: 15500 Stephen S Wise Temple Drive
Udko Annex, next to the Main Sanctuary

WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2011
AGES: open to all
COST: free
INFO/RSVP: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Click the link to see the flyer with photos:
Flyer with photos

About the talk: Get ready to be inspired about travel in the Maghreb of North Africa. Let your senses linger over Sephardic music sung in Ladino and Spanish by Vanessa Paloma, a Fulbright scholar in Morocco, learn new tales of our Jewish roots and how our people followed in the footsteps of Maimonides from Spain through Morocco and finally returned to Israel. Taste the flavors of Passover in the desert and answer the Four Questions.

Our presentation includes photography of the Marrakech synagogue and the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) in Fes el-Jdid with its extensive Jewish Cemetery. You will soon yearn for the mouth-watering treats in the city’s Jemaa el Fna Square and you will hear ideas about where to travel, what to bring and why you should go. You will experience the highlights of our own three-week journey and also will receive samples of your own possible future visit, including maps.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear about Jews wandering the deserts past to present. Travel stories help us find a unique side to ourselves and our ancestors; our mission is to bring travelers together.  Remember, to travel with joy and spontaneity you have to take risks, and above all take the first step!

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Lisa Niver Rajna, M.A. Education, is a passionate writer, educator, social media ninja, speaker and global citizen, who has traveled to over one hundred countries and six...

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