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This is a very nicely restored old synagogue in Essaouira's old Mellah (Jewish Quarter). The keeper will tell you the story of the synagogue and the community that used it.
There are many pictures of the past and present of the Jewish life in Essaouira....More
We had the opportunity to visit many of the sites in Essaouira where a vibrant Jewish community flourished. The most fortunate part of the tour was that we located Joseph Sebag, owner of the Galerie Aida( worth a visit!!) and also known as the “last...More
l would like to recommend the visit of this old and original school and Synagogue to all the visitors of Essaouira in order to witness the total harmony and symbiosis lived in Morocco between all ethnographic groups in Morocco.
Having just visited the Slat Lkahal synagogue which is being restored, it was nice to visit a synagogue which is in use. The ground floor is the rabbi's private quarters, and is preserved as the last rabbi, Haim Pinto, left it. The next floor houses...More
A bit hard to find and not always open, the synagogue is really interesting and historic. It played an important part during period when many Jews lived in Essaouira and is still a very sacred place. Not much information available there and the guides don't...More
The Simon Attias Synagogue was built in 1882 in former Mogador, now Essaouira In Rue Laalouj in the Kasbah, just beside the former British consulate. It is also known as the Bet Ha-Knesset Simon Attias, M'sod Attias and Shaarei T'filah.
The synagogue was on the...More
We walked to the Mellah during the day. We were advised to stay out of this area at night as it was the only unsafe place in the Medina. The famous Rabbi Haim Pinto lead the congregation here and the Synagogue has a very interesting...More