Beginning this Friday, December 6, at the Kripke Jewish Federation Library at the JCC, UNO Professor Dr. Moshe Gershovich will explore the history of Jews in Morocco, a group that once numbered a quarter of a million, but has now shrunk down to 5,000.

Numbering more than a quarter of a million souls at the time of Morocco’s independence in 1956 (out of a population of about 10 million), the Jewish community today has shrunk to about 5,000 members. Explore the rich history of this Jewish community with Dr. Moshe Gershovich during the Center for Jewish Life’s “Friday Learning Series” beginng December 6 and continuing on December 13th and 20th.

Dr. Gershovich is Professor of History at UNO and specializes in Middle East History. He serves as the Director of the Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies.

The class is from 11 a.m. to noon. Registration costs $26 or $21 for those in good standing with the Federation’s Annual Campaign. Call 402-334-6463 or email mkirchhoff@jewishomaha.org to register.