Israeli Foreign Minister visits Beth-El synagogue in Casablanca

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid visited the Beth-El synagogue in Casablanca.

Secretary General of the Council of the Jewish Community of Morocco Serge Berdugo presented to Yair Lapid a copy of the Hebrew version of the book “The Houses of Life – Beth Ha Hayim”, which illustrates and documents the operation to rehabilitate Jewish Cemeteries and Holy Places in Morocco, initiated in 2010 by HM King Mohammed VI.

This operation to safeguard the Moroccan Jewish funeral heritage is unique in the history of huùanity. It has enabled the restoration of 170 cemeteries and the renovation of nearly 14,000 graves.

Beth-El, the city’s best-known Jewish place of worship, is the largest synagogue in Casablanca, which hosts events and celebrations of the Jewish-Moroccan community.

Located near Anfa Boulevard, near the Sidi Belyout commune, the Beth-El synagogue is an emblematic place of the Jewish-Moroccan community.

Lapid visited Morocco along with a delegation including Minister of Labor Meir Cohen and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in the Knesset (Israeli parliament) Ram Ben Barak.

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