Montreal — The Moroccan Jewish community established in Canada recently celebrated Mimouna, an ancient Jewish-Moroccan tradition celebrated each year to mark the end of Jewish Easter, Pessah.
Organized in Toronto by the local Association of the Moroccan Jewish community, in collaboration with the Mimouna association of Morocco, the ceremony took place virtually with the participation in particular of Minister Delegate in charge of Moroccan expatriates Nezha El Ouafi, Ambassador of the Kingdom in Canada Souriya Otmani, and several Jewish and Muslim figures from different spheres.
The meeting was an opportunity to highlight the continued commitment of the Moroccan Jewish community to promoting the Moroccan cultural traditions and the spirit of conviviality and brotherhood that unites Moroccan Jews and Muslims.
During this event, a tribute was paid to the president of the Moroccan Jewish community of Toronto Simon Keslassy. The participants underlined his human qualities as well as his dedication for the well-being of his community, and for the good of his country of origin, Morocco, and of Canada.