The process of restoring the Jewish cemetery in Meknes falls within the framework of the royal project, which aims to rehabilitate and rehabilitate 180 ancient Jewish cemeteries in Morocco.
The rehabilitation works of this cemetery, as well as cleaning it, included the restoration of all its corridors, tombs, walls and doors, in addition to strengthening it with a Jewish Museum that includes rare historical documents. Religious and health facilities.
The official reopening of the Jewish cemetery and the commemoration of the “Hiloula” holiday was chaired by Abdelghani Sebbar, the governor of the Meknes province, along with the Secretary-General of the Council of Jewish Communities in Morocco, Serge Berdigo, in the presence of diplomatic figures, including the Chargé d’Affairs at the US Embassy in Rabat, David Green, and the head of the Israeli Liaison Office. Rabat has David Govrin, as well as a number of rabbis from Morocco, Europe and Israel.
The Secretary-General of the Council of Jewish Communities in Morocco, Serge Berdigo, who was born in Meknes, said, "The process of rehabilitating the Meknes cemetery, which dates back to the year 1682 AD, is a great royal achievement, expressing his overwhelming happiness at receiving about 400 Jews whose roots are in the city of Meknes, He said they went back to their city, their country, and their Muslim friends.”
The cemetery houses the remains of a number of Jews (parents), such as “Raphael Bergido”, “David Hassin”, “Daoud Poseidan” and “Mall of Karma”.