March 20, 2011
Uncovering Jewish Morocco
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
WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2011
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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.