Beth-El… an architectural jewel

The Beth-El temple, which in Hebrew means “house of God”, is located in the Sidi Belyout district, near the famous Place Verdun, in the heart of Casablanca, where many members of Morocco’s Jewish community lived.

This temple is one of the most famous synagogues in the economic capital, and even the largest, most beautiful and luxurious. It is a true architectural gem, designed to amaze visitors, even before it becomes a place of worship for the city’s Jews, who visit it during their celebrations and ceremonies. It is also a privileged destination for Moroccan Jews residing abroad, especially during the “Hailoula” in order to perpetuate the rituals of their ancestors in an atmosphere of nostalgia for a beautiful past era.

With its colorful stained glass windows, immense chandeliers and unique architecture, Beth-El is also a spiritual sanctuary and cultural heritage that is an integral part of the history of the city and the country, testifying to their Jewish component, whose importance has been enshrined in the Constitution, as well as the other two components, Arab and Amazigh.

Like other Moroccan synagogues in general, Beth-El has experienced a period of degradation, particularly after the decline in the number of Moroccan Jews over the years and successive migrations. It was restored in 1997 to regain its elegance, beauty and importance as an important gathering place for Casablanca’s Jews.

In accordance with the High Instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, other synagogues have been restored.

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