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Reviewed May 30, 2014

Hidden on a residential street, this converted home collects and displays mainly photos of the town's synagogues. The remainder of the exhibit is period clothing and religious artifacts.

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank donaldw18
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Let's get some misconceptions out of the way immediately, so that people aren't put off. A small red taxi for 2 or 3 people from either Ain Diab or from the centre (which are the two places where most tourists would be) to Oasis, where this museum is situated costs no more than 30 dirhams and probably less. That's less than $4. More than 3 people and two taxis can be taken. If people want to travel as a party and don't want two taxis, then a large, communal Mercedes taxi would be no more than $10 and that's a rip off (for example, the same taxi charges 300 dirhams to do the 100km to El Jadida). In addition, it is possible to take a train to Oasis station from Casa Voyageurs or a tram from many points in town, again to Oasis station and walk to the museum (10 minutes) through a leafy and beautiful suburb of villas. Cost of the tram? 7 dirhams.

It is true that the museum personnel only speak French and Arabic. This is not surprising in an Arabic speaking country which has French as a second language and Spanish as a third amongst older people - English brings up the rear.

In any case, as the majority of the reviews have said - and I concur with them - this is an absolutely fabulous place to spend some time and learn about the centuries long history of the Moroccan Jews most of whom were enticed to leave the country over a period of some thirty years by false promises from the new entity that arose in Palestine. Their history, costumes, documents and more are on display and the staff do a very good job of explaining what is what.

Most people rush through Casablanca, but if here for more than a couple of days, this intimate museum is well worth a look.

Date of experience: April 2014
6  Thank John W
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This hard-to-find small museum has some nice things in a nice small building. In a way it made me think of the private collection of someone with money and interest in Jewish history in Morocco. If you encountered the collection in someone's home you would be impressed. It just isn't substantial enough to be "the museum of Moroccan Judaism" or to justify such a high rating in Casablanca attractions.

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank billmY9406JC
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

Was really looking forward to this - have visited many other Jewish museums in other places and from the reviews on Trip Advisor - and the fact it was the #2 attraction in the city felt it was going to be good.
Cost us a $50 return cab ride to get there (for 4 of us) plus E10 entrance fee per couple - there are some lovely looking exhibits and it is a very nice looking building BUT the lady in charge spoke not a word of English (had to get the security guard to come in to tell us how much the entrance fee was) there were no printed guides to what to see and although all the exhibits had printed plaques saying what you were looking at these were useless to us - we cannot speak or read French, Moroccan or Hebrew - there were only 2 plaques in the whole place that were in English - I would have loved to know the history of the Moroccan Jews, what the costumes were, when they were worn - what was the display of silver bangles all about - where were the truly beautiful bimahs from etc etc etc

So my advice is that although this is a nice building and probably a very interesting exhibition - unless you can speak French or arrange an English speaking guide (which means you wont be able to wander around on your own) then give this a miss

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank Lorraine023
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We were told not to use a taxi, but negotiated from cruise with taxi who got us there no problem other than you put your trust in the drivers driving. We gave him the address and he waited for us and took us back to shuttle bus back to ship. Very small museum but very interesting. Went there as we didn't want to go shopping.

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank Barbara C
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