Sephardic Jewish Heritage Tour in Fez
This Jewish Heritage Tour in Fez delves into the history that shaped Sephardic Judaism, visiting its synagogues, cemetery museum, and taking a walk in the streets that once witnessed the presence of the Jewish families and grand rabbis. The Jewish community in Fez largely came here from Spain, when in 1492 they were expelled and came to the city. Today there is still a small, but vibrant, Jewish community in Fez with a functioning synagogue, kosher restaurant and a community centre. Morocco is home to one of the oldest Jewish communities in the diaspora.
This interesting Jewish culture is the result of a fusion of varied traditions including Berber, Herbatic, Andalusian, and Arab influences. Fez, the spiritual and cultural capital of Morocco par excellence, leaves its visitors with a unique experience.
Fez is the home of Al-Qarawiyeen University the oldest one in the world, where the famous Jewish philosopher Maimonides (Rambam) studied. It is also where the first Mellah, Jewish quarter in Morocco, was established in 1438.