Moroccan tourist guides were trained in Moroccan Judaism heritage and history.
A training seminar was organized on the theme “Moroccan Judaism, history and culture”, bringing together 15 guides. Other training were organized across the country, with the aim of training around a hundred guides. They were offered in Arabic by two Israeli teachers of Moroccan origin.
The project was initiated by the Association of Friends of Moroccan Judaism, committed to the safeguarding and promotion of material and immaterial Jewish-Moroccan heritage, with the support of the School of Tourism of the University of Haifa.
The Association of Friends of Moroccan Judaism was already organizing a “Jewish Days” festival in several cities in Morocco, as well as training, site renovations, visits to places of Jewish presence for high schools and colleges, or even festive events around Judeo-Moroccan themes. It also publishes collections of educational sheets on these themes.
This new guide training project is part of the increase in Israeli tourism in Morocco.
In 2022, 70,000 Israelis visited Morocco, and 2,500 Moroccans visited Israel, according to the annual report of The Abraham Accords Institute for Peace, which quotes the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).