Monday, July 30, 2018

Moroccan Jews of Cabo Verde at Magen David Sephardic Synagogue featuring Gardenia

We are delighted to share highlights from an event on March 10, 2018, at Magen David Sephardic Synagogue in Rockville, MD. The Sephardic Congregation in cooperation with Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project, Inc, hosted an evening highlighting the Moroccan Jews of Cabo Verde. CVJHP is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to honoring and preserving the memory of the many Sephardic Jews who immigrated to Cabo Verde from Morocco and Gibraltar in the 19th century, by restoring and preserving their cemeteries, documenting their legacy through publications and videos, and creating a museum.

Ambassador Carlos Wahnon Veiga, Cabo Verdean Ambassador to the U.S. and Israel spoke at the event, Carol Castiel, president of CVJHP made a slide presentation and Gardenia Benros, renowned Cabo Verdean singer of Moroccan Jewish descent, wowed the crowd by singing in Crioulo and Ladino.

Please visit our web page via the link below to savor some highlights from the evening.