Morocco Funds Historic Synagogue Restoration in Casablanca


The Algemeiner reports: – Morocco’s King Mohammed VI attended the inauguration of the historic Ettedgui Synagogue and the adjacent El Mellah Jewish Museum last week in Casablanca.

The ceremony to rededicate the synagogue museum is part of an effort by the Moroccan government to restore Casablanca’s Old Medina. A government grant of about $844,000 funded most of the restorations.

Serge Berugo, head of the Council of Moroccan Jewish Communities, told Maghreb Arab Presse that the restoration of the synagogue and the museum will include exhibits with paintings retracing the history of Judaism in Morocco and “will also preserve the authentic Moroccan identity.”

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