Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Mimouna Club Explores Jewish History in Rabat

Mimouna Club Explores Jewish History in Rabat

On Sunday December 1st, AUI’s Mimouna Club organized a trip to Rabat where members had the opportunity to visit important Jewish sites in the capital. The group started the day by visiting the synagogue Shalom Zaoui in the Mellah. After a warm welcome from the Rabbi, they discussed the different components of the synagogue's structure. Next, they visited another synagogue: the Talmud Torah synagogue, where Abdou Ladino presented an overview of the history of Jews in Morocco and how they moved throughout time. He also mentioned the role Morocco played in their protection. The club members later visited the Old Jewish cemetery of Rabat where members lit candles for Jewish patrons before gathering for lunch at the La Menora restaurant to try Moroccan-Jewish food. 

Before heading back to campus, the group visited the Mausoleum Mohammed V and unfinished Hassan Tower, along with discussing the role of His Majesty King Mohammed V in saving Moroccan Jews during World War II.