Temple Beth-El (Casablanca)

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Temple Beth-El
בית הכנסת בית-אל
Basic information
Location 67, Rue Jaber ben Hayane (ex. Verlet Hanus).
Affiliation Orthodox Judaism
Rite Sephardic
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Active
Leadership Rabbi J. Azuelos
Architectural description
Specifications

The Temple Beth-El (Hebrew: בית הכנסת בית-אל‎) is a Jewish synagogue in Casablanca, Morocco. While the city boasts more than 30 synagogues,[1][2] Beth-El is often considered the center piece of a once vibrant Jewish community. Its stained glass windows and other artistic elements, is what attracts tourists to this synagogue.[citation needed] The temple was completely refurbished in 1997.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlich, Mark (2009). Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture, Volume 1. ABC-CLIO. p. 485. 
  2. ^ Karber, Phil (2012). Fear and Faith in Paradise. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 269. 
  3. ^ Howe, Marvin (2005). Morocco:The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges. Oxford University Press. p. 185. 

Coordinates: 33°35′48.54″N 7°37′46.74″W / 33.5968167°N 7.6296500°W / 33.5968167; -7.6296500