Event details

January 19, 2022
11:00 AM

Join the Museum and Our Travel Circle for a virtual walking tour of the Mellah, the Jewish Quarter of Marrakesh, Morocco.

The Mellah was offered by the Sultan of Morocco to Jews fleeing Spain in 1558. During the 16th and 17th centuries, the walled Mellah was one of the city’s main commercial hubs, with its gates closed at night. Our tour guide, Omar, will lead us as we explore the neighborhood’s alleyways and discover wooden doors still embellished with six-pointed Jewish stars and menorahs in wrought metal. We’ll visit the Miaara Jewish cemetery, which is one of the largest in Morocco; the Badii Palace, built adjacent to the Mellah; and the Slat Al Azama Synagogue, which still functions as a house of worship for the Jews of Marrakesh.

Registration is $18 for Museum members or $36 for the general public. If you’re not a member, join today. If you’re already a member, log in and the member discount will be reflected in your cart.

Please note: These are live tours that will not be available to watch after the event. Our event times are in Eastern Standard time; use this time zone converter to see what time it will be in the city being toured.
Live closed captions will be available during this program.
Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference); the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy C. Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Battery Park City Authority; The Goldie and David Blanksteen Foundation; Marcia Horowitz Educational Fund for Cross-Cultural Awareness; and other generous donors.

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