The center opens its gates
The Worldwide North Africa Jewish Heritage Center, is a unique center of culture based in Jerusalem. It offers the general public with permanent and temporary exhibitions showing the extraordinary history and heritage of the Jews communities of North Africa. The crown of the center is an audio-visual presentation, that include documents, movies, music, bibliography...
Come and be impressed by the permanent exhibition that presents the rich history and heritage of the Jews of North Africa.
Andalusian Poetry and Piyyut
By Rabbi Chaim Biton.
It takes place every Sunday from 20:00 until 21:30
Institute for training cantors and piyyutim
By Rabbi Meir Attia.
It takes place every Monday from 20:00 until 21:00
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Contribution of the Jews of the Maghreb to the preservation of the Torah and the Oral Law
Here is a text on the contribution of Maghreb Jewry to the preservation of the Torah and the Oral Law ...
Organization and its history
Founded in 1854 in the city of Jerusalem, the organization of Jewish communities in North Africa was the crowning glory of the North African Jewish Heritage Center in a building built by the Western Community Committee in the 19th century under the leadership of Rabbi David Ben Shimon (known as the " That).
Rabbis, and sages
Here is a text about the organization ...
The immigration from the Maghreb
In immigration to the State of Israel between 1948 and 1953. The immigrants came from a wide range of countries around the world. Within six years, the population of Israel grew by more than twofold. The rise of the 1950s is characterized by many difficulties: absorption, establishment of settlements, employment. At the same time, its contribution was enormous, the population grew, hundreds of new settlements were built, and many industrial and agricultural farms were established, culture and art developed, and a strong army was established.
Contribution of the Jews of the Maghreb to Settlement and Security
In the Land of Israel, the Jews of North Africa, especially the Jews of Morocco, were the largest communities in the region. In 1948 the Jewish community numbered 265,000 people.
The Worldwide North Africa Jewish Heritage Center