• Moroccan Judaism, an ancient story to tell

    The Great Mohammed VI Mosque is organizing on the occasion of the Journées européenes du Patrimoine (European Heritage Days) on September 16 and 17, 2017, an exhibition on Moroccan Judaism, produced in partnership with the Moroccan Jewish Museum in Casablanca and the Alliance Isrlite Universelle as well as with the collaboration of the Museum of Jewish Art and History of Paris.

  • The Jews of Djerba

    Lucette Valensi, historian and Director of studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Parisand Avrom Udovitch, major specialist in the history of medieval Islam and professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East at the university from Princeton in the United States, have generously donated their ethnological work on the Jewish community of Djerba to the library of the Alliance Israélite Universelle.

  • The Jews of Monastir

    The city of Monastir, today called Bitola in Macedonia, has long hosted a Sephardic Jewish community. Its population was exterminated by the Nazis in 1942 and today, the municipality of Bitola, in collaboration with la university Bar Ilan in Ramat Gan is working on a memorial project.

  • A Jewish Livornese family in Tunisia

    Beside the native Jewish population, Tunisia has been home to a Jewish Sephardic community for a long time, who arrived the country through a series of immigrations between the 17th and the 20th centuries. The history of this population, also known as “Portuguese or Livornese”, has often been relegated to the margins of Tunisian Judaism. This collection aims to restore a piece of this presence, through the memory of the Uzan, a Livornese Jewish family.