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Saturday, February 13 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Morocco and Her Jews: A Story of Surprise and Grandeur

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Little known and less appreciated through the Ashkenazi world is the story of the Jewish community of Morocco, dating back to Roman times.  The King of Morocco often says that “the Jews are more Moroccan than the Moroccans” for they predated the arrival of the Arabs and Islam by at least 750 years!  Contained in this session will be what is considered by many to be the strongest statement ever written about the Holocaust- penned by King Mohammed VI of Morocco in 2009.  With over 25 visits and a deep academic interest in the subject, the speaker will convey an important alternative perspective on the contemporary distancing between Jews and Muslims.

Made possible by funds from The Covenant Foundation.

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Peter Geffen

Founder and Executive Director, KIVUNIM
Peter Geffen is a founder of The Abraham Joshua Heschel School in NYC, former Director of the Israel Experience Program for the CRB Foundation and an Israel education specialist. His career as a social activist started as a civil rights worker for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. He has... Read More →

Saturday February 13, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm EST