2000 Years of Jewish Life In Morocco
Festivities June 4th through 12th, 2012
The Communaute Juive Marocaine de Toronto/Jewish Moroccan Community of Toronto will be hosting 2000 Years: A History of Jewish Life in Morocco, an innovative cross-cultural CJMT program taking place over eight days, from June 4th - June 12th, with a Judeo-Moroccan Art and Artifact Exhibit running until June 28th/12.
2000 Years: A History of Jewish Life in Morocco celebrates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Morocco. With the support of the Moroccan Embassy in Ottawa, and thanks to Her Excellency Madame Nouzha Chekrouni, Ambassador of Morocco in Ottawa, CJMT celebrations will take place under the High Patronage of His Majesty, Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, a first in the history of Moroccan Jews in Canada.
From the June 4th Opening Ceremony to the June 12th Gala Dinner and Closing Ceremony, we anticipate the presence of invited Canadian and Moroccan government dignitaries and officials. We are looking forward to our special Guest of Honor, the Honourable Andre Azoulay. We are privileged to welcome Mr. Azoulay, a highly respected economist who has served as advisor to the King of Morocco since 1991, and is the only Jew to hold such an important position in all of the Muslim world.
On behalf of CJMT President, Mr. Simon Keslassy, and the entire organizing committee, please join us in making this event an overwhelming success. Rendez-vous June 4th - June 12th, 2012.
Affiliated organizations include the Sephardic Kehila Centre, Petah Tikva Anshe Castilla Congregation, Magen David Congregation, Tiferet Israel Congregation, Ateret Torah Congregation, Minyan Sepharad Congregation, Bet Yoseph Sephardic Congregation, Sephardic Community of Toronto (SCOT) and the Joe Dwek Ohr HaEmet Sephardic School.
The Communaute Juive Marocaine de Toronto/Jewish Moroccan Community of Toronto was formed with the complete participation of all Sephardim Moroccan organizations of Toronto. CJMT's goal is to promote and educate our youth on our rich and colorful Judeo-Moroccan heritage and to give all Canadians a background on our history.