ABOUT US

A dedicated and passionate team
WHAT IS MIMOUNA?

A cultural non-profit association created in 2007 by young Muslim students willing to promote and preserve the Jewish-Moroccan heritage.

The Association has since expanded these activities on a national level in order to engage in the education of the Moroccan youth about the Moroccan jewish heritage. This awareness is particularly achieved through the «Jewish-Moroccan heritage Days» and through educational activities designed for high school and graduate students.

The name «Mimouna» symbolizes a common heritage of Moroccans. Traditionally celebrated at the end of Passover, Mimouna is a traditional Jewish Moroccan celebration. Jewish families often invite their Muslim neighbors Muslims who, among other things, bring bread to join the festivities.

One of the founding principles of the Association is to reclaim the cultural diversity of Morocco through its history. In a context where intolerance and extremism are rampant, Mimouna, as a Citizen Patriot Association, would like to contribute to the preserving and strengthening of the plural Moroccan identity.

WORD OF THE PRESIDENT

In 2020, MIMOUNA Association celebrated its 13th year of activity all thanks to the investments of a committed team, all driven by the same desire to safeguard and promote the Moroccan jewish heritage. Mimouna Association strenght steems partly from the synergy of its team, and the values shared by the team.

MIMOUNA Association has preserved the continuity of its work that started in April, 2007 in Ifrane within Al Akhawayn University, and since then took its takeoff from the student community in order to work with its young members on educating a wider audience on a national level.

Since our genesis, MIMOUNA Association has overcome many challenges thanks to the addition, support and participation of all its members, but also thanks to the support of benefactors who believed in MIMOUNA’s mission since its debut.

For more than a decade, the devotion to promote and preserve the Moroccan Jewish culture, has enabled MIMOUNA, through its 120 events organized in Morocco and abroad, to pass the torch of this heritage to the young generation.

WORD OF THE PRESIDENT

In 2020, MIMOUNA Association celebrated its 13th year of activity all thanks to the investments of a committed team, all driven by the same desire to safeguard and promote the Moroccan jewish heritage. Mimouna Association strenght steems partly from the synergy of its team, and the values shared by the team.

MIMOUNA Association has preserved the continuity of its work that started in April, 2007 in Ifrane within Al Akhawayn University, and since then took its takeoff from the student community in order to work with its young members on educating a wider audience on a national level.

Since our genesis, MIMOUNA Association has overcome many challenges thanks to the addition, support and participation of all its members, but also thanks to the support of benefactors who believed in MIMOUNA’s mission since its debut.

For more than a decade, the devotion to promote and preserve the Moroccan Jewish culture, has enabled MIMOUNA, through its 120 events organized in Morocco and abroad, to pass the torch of this heritage to the young generation.

Advisory Board

Mr.Andre Azoulay
Honorary President (Senior Adviser to H.M. King Mohamed VI)

Mr.Elie Devico
Treasurer of the Jewish Community of Fes

Mr.Albert Devico
President of the Jewish Community of Meknes

Mr.Jacky Kadosh
President of the Jewish community of Marrakech

Mr.Peter A.Geffen
Founder and President of KIVUNIM

Mr.Simon Keslassy
President of the Association of the Moroccan Jewish community in Toronto

Mr.Jean Levy
Treasurer of the Association of the Museum of Moroccan Judaism

Ms.Zhor Rehihil
Curator of the Moroccan Judaism Museum.

Mr.Jason Guberman
Executive Director of American Sephardi Federation

Mr.Simon Levy ז’ל
SG of the Foundation of Jewish-Moroccan cultural Heritage.

Ms.Florence Amzallag Tatistcheff ‭ ‬ז’ל
Vice President of the American Sephardi Federation

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Mr.Albert Devico
President of the Jewish community of Meknes

Mimouna Association is doing a job in Morocco that no one else dared to do.

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Mr.Andre Azoulay
Honorary Advisor

Mimouna Association took the lead today, they are doing this job out of their own initiative, they did it out of their own will and this is the biggest favor they can offer their country.

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Mr.Armand Guigui
President of the Jewish community of Fes

Mimouna Association took a great and courageous initiative… their mission will be difficult but noble and just.

M-JT
Mr.Jacques Toledano
Chairman of the Judeo-Moroccan Cultural Heritage Foundation

Mimouna Association is not only defending the Jewish heritage, it is denfending the Moroccan Heritage.

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Serge Berdugo
President of the Moroccan Jewish community

Mimouna Association is letting the world know that Moroccan Jews love Morocco and respect the Moroccan nation and the king.

Mimouna’s Perspectives

Mimouna Association has created 5 programs to target several fields of activities.

Muslim-Jewish dialogue program
A program dedicated to build a bridge between Jews and Muslims through interfaith dialogue activities.( Mimouna / Jews and Muslims against Underprivilege/ Muslim-Jewish International Coalition)

Moroccan Jewish Heritage program
A program dedicated to the preservation and the promotion of the Jewish Moroccan heritage in Morocco and abroad. (Moroccan Jewish days / Mimouna Spirit Day/ MJU/ International Conference of the Moroccan Jewish Diaspora).

Holocaust Education program
A program dedicated to the Holocaust education , combating hate speech a genocide prevention. ( Holocaust Conference/ Tangier Conference / International Holocaust Remembrance day)

Mimouna Campus program
A program dedicated to the students of Al Akhawayn University . (Holidays celebration/ Hebrew classes/ International Women’s Day)

E-Mimouna program
A program dedicated to the digitisation of the Moroccan Jewish cultural heritage through interactive screens.( Slat Lazama /Mohammed VI)

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Mimouna’s Brochure & Books

Mimouna Brochure

Holocaust Curriculum