inside jewish

morocco

May 8-15, 2023

JDC Entwine is back with an epic global travel experience — Inside Jewish Morocco! Together with like-minded young professionals, discover Morocco’s rich history steeped in tradition. This vibrant community takes pride in its values, people and institutions. We will examine the robust creativity, artisanal ventures, and changemakers who have contributed to this vibrant culture. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime as you surround yourself with Morocco’s colorful streets, lively surroundings, and robust Jewish history.

trip
highlights

FAQ
  • Explore the ancient Jewish communities and synagogues across the country and visit sites such as the the Jardin Majorelle gardens, King Hassan II Mosque and other landmarks throughout Morocco.
  • Take in the bustling markets and meander through colorful spice bazaars.
  • Engage with staff at the JDC-supported Jewish schools to learn how the community is preserving their culture for the next generation.
  • Visit JDC-supported old age home and learn about what it was like growing up in Morocco.
  • Participate in dynamic conversations around the value of global Jewish responsibility.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture – sample traditional cuisine and explore the country’s art and textiles.
  • Understand JDC’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it has addressed these critical needs in times of crisis and uncertainty.

“While I was sure that this experience would be impactful, traveling to Morocco was more extraordinary than I could have ever imagined. It challenged my thinking, expanded my horizons and introduced me to like-minded peers.”

– Deborah Herman, Inside Jewish Morocco alum

PARTICIPATION FEE

$1,750 (airfare not included)

INCLUDES:

Local transportation within Morocco

Meals

Hotel accommodations

Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.

Medical and emergency evacuation insurance.

*Please note that your participation fee does not include international airfare. Travel and cancellation insurance is required.

Trip Dates

May 8-15, 2023

Application Deadline

Closed

About JDC in Morocco

For the past decade, Morocco has enjoyed unprecedented stability under the rule of King Mohammed VI, who remains popular with his people despite developments in the region. The millennia-old Jewish community of Morocco traces itself back to the destruction of the Second Temple and the expulsion from Spain in 1492. Rich with history and Sephardic tradition, Jewish life in Morocco today is strong and dynamic, with some 3,000 Jews living in Casablanca and smaller communities sprinkled throughout the country’s periphery. JDC began working in Morocco in the 1940s, assisting refugees from Nazi Europe who had escaped to Tangier. Throughout the country, JDC partners with and provides critical assistance to local Jewish institutions to help implement a range of relief, education, and community strengthening programs.

COVID-19 Protocol

The safety and security of our participants is of the utmost importance. To protect our participants and the communities which we visit, JDC Entwine requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for program participation. Additionally, JDC Entwine will be following rules and regulations set forth by local government officials. Trip participants will agree to abide by all COVID protocols set forth by both governing bodies and JDC Entwine staff and partners. Travel always assumes some risks and participants are aware of the medical risks associated with travel. This trip is subject to COVID protocol updates, changes, and cancellation. Learn more.

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