Morocco has the largest remaining Jewish community in North Africa, dating back more than two millenia to the pre-Roman colonies of Mauretania Tingitania. The Jews of Morocco represent a remnant of an ancient, thriving community that numbered more than a quarter of a million people at its peak in the late 1940s. By 1971 only 25,000 Jews remained and it is estimated that as of 2015 there were 2,300 Jews living in Morocco. This resource will assist educators in their focus on Moroccan culture and connect historical events such as the Diaspora, expulsion of Jews from Spain and the mass migration of Moroccan Jews as a result of the formation of the State of Israel and how modern Morocco is reconciling with its Jewish history.

Synagogue in Morocco