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Worldwide North Africa Jewish Heritage Center

The Worldwide North Africa Jewish Heritage Center is museum of the Mughrabi neighborhood in Jerusalem and its North African residents.

The Heritage Center is the only cultural and heritage center in Israel dedicated to North African Jewry.

It is located on King David Street in the Mahaneh Yisrael neighborhood which was established in 1865.

The center is housed in the neighborhood’s oldest building which has served as a learning center for men of North African descent, a hostel, and a synagogue.

It was renovated after being declared a historic and architectural heritage site.

Work took four years and required a team of 12 North African craftsmen to create the intricate zellige mosaic tile work, wood carving, and plaster design.

In the courtyard of the World Center, is an Andalusian garden decorated with mosaic arrangements and three authentic Moroccan fountains.

The Center was established to serve as a magnet for all values ​​of culture, tradition, piyyut, cantorial and prayer, and clothing and food.

The building houses exhibition halls with both permanent and temporary exhibitions, photographs and unique items of Jewish life in North Africa, particularly Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia.

There is also a research library with original manuscripts, studies and monographs.

It also hosts social and cultural events such as literary and study sessions, poetry readings, musical and liturgical evenings, lectures, Oud playing classes, and more.

For information on visiting including visiting hour, see the Worldwide North Africa Jewish Heritage Center website.

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